Martell Webster couldn't play Monday because of a back injury, so that led to rookie Otto Porter playing his most minutes since Jan.
The Wizards' six-game winning streak came to an end Monday night with their 110-104 loss to Memphis.
The size of the Memphis Grizzlies, difficult to deal with for the Wizards even when at full strength, is too much to overcome when depleted.
It hasn't been the rookie season the Wizards planned on when they took Otto Porter No. 3 overall, but against the Grizzlies, Porter hit his first NBA three pointer.