Stats can be manipulated to bolster many an argument. Some might argue that's the case here, but there is data that suggests the Wizards' current lineup is working quite well.
A victory will put the Wizards above .500 for the first time since 2008 and give them a split in the season series with the Mavericks.
Nene has been coming off the bench due to a minutes restriction. But the Wizards have played well using him as a reserve. So should he return to the starting lineup once fully healthy?
An interesting decision awaits Wizards coach Randy Wittman: Re-insert Nene into the starting lineup when, or if, is right foot heals fully or leave well enough alone and keep the 7-footer coming o
Marcin Gortat now has a sore left thumb on his non-shooting hand, but it was worth it. He challenged Josh Smith at the rim -- and won.