Kris Humphries is adjusting to a new style where he is expected to shoot more three pointers.
Every shot that Kelly Oubre took in his debut for the Wizards went awry and defensively he wasn't in sync, but the rookie isn't deterred by the experience.
Aside from the Wizards allowing 50% shooting by the Knicks, they only had 17 assists -- 19 fewer than they had in a preseason opening win earlier in the week.
Nene had a strong first half coming off the bench, but he stayed in the locker room after halftime for the Wizards, who entered Tuesday's game without six players already hurting.
Carmelo Anthony couldn't be contained by Otto Porter as he scored 21 points in 25 minutes for the Knicks, who dropped the Wizards to 1-1 in the preseason.