The Wizards didn't get to the free-throw line and Nene lost his cool with the Bulls, and now they're trying to avoid the start of another losing streak.
The Wizards lost their chance at a tiebreaker edge over the Bulls in seeding as Nene failed to score, Beal's jump shot fell flat and Porter made a major miscue at the end.
The Wizards last won a road game in January and hope to remedy that in a pivotal matchup with Chicago tonight (CSN+, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 8 p.m. ET).
Paul Pierce, 37, isn't going to be 100% physically for the rest of his playing career, but that won't stop him from getting up for big games like tonight vs. Chicago (CSN+, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 8 ET).
The Wizards' struggles have led to questions about the team's current direction even though the long-term plan is the truly important part.