For Nene to be absent isn't all that unusual for the Wizards.
The big man sat out 21 games last season and admits he's still not at full strength because of a sore left foot and knees.
Nene is back with the Wizards and will play in Saturday's game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans in Lexington, Ky.
WAKING UP with the Wizards on Friday, after a 98-89
FINAL: New York 98, Washington 89
BALTIMORE -- Again, the Wizards played a game that was basically home court.