Ending the week 2-1, after Saturday's gritty, 111-100 comeback win at the Milwaukee Bucks, is what the Wizards (9-3) were looking for all along.
Paul Pierce issued the warning to the Wizards entering their third set of back-to-backs this season.
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.
Otto Porter, who had his rookie season with the Wizards marred by leg injuries, sat out with Saturday's game at the Milwaukee Bucks. Rasual Butler replaced Porter in the rotation.
Paul Pierce quickly put Friday's win vs.