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Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) greets Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) after an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Washington. Wall had 10 points and Paul had 19. The Wizards won 104-96. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wall gets the best of Paul for one night

- The Washington Times

John Wall, more than anyone, made his presence felt at both ends of the floor — often at the expense of the back-to-back-to-back All-NBA First Team point guard on the other team.

Washington Wizards forward Nene (42) passes the ball as he guarded by Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, left, forward Brandan Wright and forward Chandler Parsons, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Washington. The Mavericks won 105-102. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Foot still a pain for Nene

- The Washington Times

The important ice pack was underneath Nene's right foot Friday night. He had others, one on each knee, after the Wizards picked apart the Los Angeles Clippers. But the one beneath his aching foot was the most important.

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) reacts after an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 133-132 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

An emotional day brings an emotional win for Wall, Wizards

- The Washington Times

After flying back from Boston on Sunday night, John Wall was in what he called a "deep" sleep Monday around 11 a.m. or noon. His phone jangled with a text message, the modern delivery system for all news, including the bad kind which used to come over the phone late at night.

Washington Wizards forward Nene (42) passes the ball as he guarded by Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, left, forward Brandan Wright and forward Chandler Parsons, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Washington. The Mavericks won 105-102. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Nene out with new ailment

- The Washington Times

Washington Wizards power forward Nene was ruled out of Monday night's game against the Boston Celtics because of a sore right knee.

Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner, right, tries to drive past Washington Wizards forward Rasual Butler, left, in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Wizards' rally falls short in loss to Celtics

- Associated Press

Rasual Butler scored 14 of his 22 points in the final quarter for the Wizards, who failed to match the franchise's best start since 1968-69.

Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries (43) shoots during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Wizards continue opening roll, cruise past Nuggets

Associated Press

Kris Humphries scored 20 points, Rasual Butler and Kevin Seraphin each had 16. Six Wizards finished in double figures, something that particularly miffed Denver coach Brian Shaw.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) and Washington Wizards guard John Wall, right, embrace after an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Washington. Wall had 17 points and Bryant had 29 points. The Wizards won 111-95. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wizards handle Kobe's aura and early points

- The Washington Times

From the start, a late-arriving crowd backed Bryant, who finished with 29 points. But, he did not score a second-half field goal. The Wizards bumped and slowed Bryant during a 111-95 win, their third consecutive.

In this Oct. 16, 2014, photo, Washington Wizards NBA basketball player Paul Pierce participates in team practice at the Verizon Center in Washington. One move changed everything for Pierce last season. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Pierce day-to-day because of toe injury

- The Washington Times

Wizards starting small forward Paul Pierce left Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers late in the third quarter because of a jammed left big toe.

Washington Wizards forward Rasual Butler (8) prepares to dunk over Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Washington. The Wizards won 107-86. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

For a night, everything is right

- The Washington Times

Fueled by John Wall and Rasual Butler, the Wizards produced their most lopsided win of the season, a 107-86 thumping of the Miami Heat on Monday night.

Washington Wizards forward Nene (42) passes the ball as he guarded by Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, left, forward Brandan Wright and forward Chandler Parsons, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Washington. The Mavericks won 105-102. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Nene out again against Heat

- The Washington Times

For the fourth consecutive game, the Wizards will be without power forward Nene on Monday night when the Miami Heat come to Verizon Center. He remains out because of plantar fasciitis. Kris Humphries is expected to start in his place.

Washington Wizards forward Nene Hilario, center, is defended by Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker, left, and guard Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

Nene may miss a couple games

- The Washington Times

Nene left Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks following just six minutes on the floor because of plantar fasciitis.