The Wizards' three-game winning streak is their longest in more than two months, and they're in position to make a run at the No. 3 seed with 16 games left in their season.
Fortunately for the Wizards, trailing by as many as 21 points, they were facing a team that had just blown an 18-point, third-quarter lead to the Philadelphia 76ers the night before.
Nene is missing his second game in a row with the Wizards for a personal matter, but the Sacramento Kings won't have Rudy Gay because of a strain tendon in his left knee (CSN, CSNwashington.com an
Maybe Drew Gooden isn't being overly optimistic when he said recently that despite the Wizards' struggles they were about to go on a run.
Tonight's game just became a lot less intriguing and more winnable for the Wizards, who learned the Memphis Grizzlies will not have four of their starting five players at Verizon Center.