Drew Gooden, who hadn't played since Nov. 7, began the second half with the Wizards after Nene was declared out because of a troublesome right foot vs the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
Paul Pierce quickly put Friday's win vs.
It wasn't until mid-January that the Wizards achieved what they considered their "statement" victory last season.
One-on-one battles and comparisons are inevitable, especially when so much has been said and debated between players on the Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers going into Friday's game at Verizon Cent
Ever since the first preseason game, when Paul Pierce was hit with a fine from the NBA and Nene was suspended for leaving the bench, the Wizards have kept their cool.