Booker, Okafor should be OK for Knicks

Booker, Okafor should be OK for Knicks
April 8, 2013, 4:45 pm
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The finish line isn't far away for the Wizards, and they hope to make it without any more casualties.

After hurting themselves over the weekend, starting center Emeka Okafor (left shoulder) and reserve forward Trevor Booker (tailbone) could play at the New York Knicks on Tuesday (CSN, 7:30 p.m. ET).

Neither player required tests Monday, according to a person with the team. Booker is "sore" and Okafor is "fine."

Booker only played six minutes in Sunday’s 107-96 loss to the Boston Celtics when he was hit with a knee to the tailbone when going for a rebound. He left in the second quarter with 5:42 left and didn't return.

Okafor has a mild sprain to his non-shooting arm from the same game after a collision. Okafor had eight points and nine rebounds but only played 27 minutes.

Trevor Ariza, A.J. Price, Nene and Martell Webster just returned to the Wizards (29-48) after sitting out multiple games with sickness and injuries. Bradley Beal (right fibula) is out for the season with a stress injury.

The Wizards are trying to make a push for ninth place in the East but are 2.5 behind the Philadelphia 76ers with five games left.