Nene's minutes restrictions ended Monday as the 7-footer started for the Wizards for the first time in more than a month.
Clearly, the New Year hasn't gone according to plan for the Wizards, who fell to 2-5 in January following Saturday's wild home loss to the Houston Rockets.
Both teams are coming off road losses and playing back-to-back games, but the Wizards are desperate for their first home win of 2014.
Until Trevor Ariza returned to play his former team in the New Orleans Pelicans, he hadn't made a three-pointer for two consecutive games.
Every time the Wizards play with everyone involved, it drives home that coach Randy Wittman is right: This team is better team when they don't rely on one player to win the game and carry too much