WASHINGTON (AP) - Wizards forward Nene plans to ease himself back when he returns Wednesday from a knee injury.
He expects to see limited minutes when Washington hosts the Charlotte Bobcats in a pivotal game in Eastern Conference playoff seeding.
Nene returned to practice this week for the first time spraining the medial collateral ligament in his left knee Feb. 23.
Nene said Tuesday his whole body is sore and he needs to get back to his ''old condition.'' He has five games to return to full basketball shape in time for the playoffs.
The Wizards are trying to fend off the Bobcats. Washington holds the sixth seed in East and leads Charlotte by one game.

Top NBA Public Bets

Advertisement

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Thompson, Irving load up for downtown duel With Stephen Curry out of the mix this time around, a lot of people feel compelled to classify the 2017 3-point contest as a wide-open affair. Klay...
Thumbnail Magic phenom aims to dazzle New Orleans After narrowly losing to Zach LaVine 12 months ago, Aaron Gordon appears fully committed to winning the 2017 All-Star dunk contest. Will anyone else even put up...
Thumbnail A-listers hit hardcourt in New Orleans This weekend, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome belongs to the biggest names in hoops – for the most part. Various entertainers will hit the hardwood tonight,...
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Bulls Prediction The Celtics are red-hot but will the Bulls cash for bettors tonight when the two teams clash at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Wizards vs. Pacers Prediction Will the Wizards beat the Pacers as a small road favorite tonight when the two teams clash at 7:00PM ET?
Advertisement

NBA Team Pages