Similar to what coach Randy Wittman had to do with John Wall in the middle of the playoffs last season when he struggled, the same took place with Nene in this second-round series with the Atlanta
After having lost Game 2 without John Wall, the Wizards had to have Game 3 to keep home-court advantage in this second-round series with the Atlanta Hawks and for their own confidence.
Invisible for most of Game 3 vs. the Atlanta Hawks, Paul Pierce made his presence felt when the Wizards were desperate for an answer.
In a first-round sweep of the Toronto Raptors, the Wizards were able to make their superior size a major factor.
ATLANTA -- The puzzle the Wizards have yet to solve is how to make Nene a factor instead of a liability in this second-round series with the Atlanta Hawks.