The last two games have taken a toll on Nene, particularly the Wizards' latest stretch of four in five days. The way he sees it, opposing teams are simply trying to rough him up.
The Wizards weren't going to wait for Carmelo Anthony to have an explosion before making an adjustment defensively.
They launched a pre-emptive strike.
For the second night in a row, John Wall had to carry the Wizards on offense.
Washington (4-8) is playing its fourth game in five days, but at least it'll be at home.