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Perhaps it was the return of Nene. Or the chance to play the role of spoiler for a team with an outside chance to make the playoffs. Whatever the motivation, the Wizards got off to a strong start and maintained their energy throughout, defeating the ninth-place Milwaukee Bucks 121-112 on Wednesday night at Verizon Center.
For nine consecutive games, the Washington Wizards managed to hold their opponents under 100 points. On Monday night at Verizon Center, the streak came to and end, as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated them 112-98 in a game that was over by halftime.
It was not a pleasant sight Sunday in Toronto, seeing Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker and center Nene sitting on the bench wearing walking boots. Booker and Nene have the same injury, a pulled ligament in the left foot, technically known as plantar fasciitis.
Sitting in front of his locker before the Washington Wizards played the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, Andray Blatche was candid about his disappointing season, and took full responsibility for it.
Randy Wittman stood on the sideline of the Wizards' practice court watching his reworked roster come together. With 22 games left in this lockout-shortened season and the team out of playoff contention, the process of building for next season can begin.
John Wall will not be traded Thursday. But the fate of every other player in a Washington Wizards uniform is anyone's guess.
There was just a hint of a smile on Andray Blatche's face Monday night. The Washington Wizards had just lost to the San Antonio Spurs, but Blatche had a relaxed demeanor that is no longer present at Verizon Center.
The last time the Washington Wizards played the Portland Trail Blazers, they turned in one of their best games of the season, a 124-109 road win on Feb. 14.
Andray Blatche was anxious. After missing more than a month with a strained calf, the Washington Wizards' power forward finally was making his return to the court. He was ready, as he put it, "to start ballin' again."