Otto Porter still isn't playing as many minutes as some expect from a No. 3 overall draft pick, but at least he's in coach Randy Wittman's rotation.
The plan all along has been to limit the minutes played by Nene, who has been bothered by a sore right foot and Achilles, until he's able to return to the starting lineup.
What had been a weakness with the Wizards -- the bench -- has now become a strength.
One of the benefits of playing early Saturday at the Boston Celtics is the Wizards will have six days until their next game.
With the bench finally showing signs of life, Al Harrington appears to be on track to returning to the Wizards, who play Saturday at the Boston Celtics (CSN, 1 p.m.