Paul Pierce issued the warning to the Wizards entering their third set of back-to-backs this season.
Paul Pierce lived up to his clutch reputation by hitting a buzzer-beating shot to put the Wizards up 106-97 late in the fourth quarter.
John Wall got the steal on defense and went on a 2-on-1 break that finished with an alley-oop to Bradley Beal. The Wizards went on to beat the Bucks 111-100 in Milwaukee.
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.