|Apr. 26 12:28 PM PT1:28 PM MT2:28 PM CT3:28 PM ET19:28 GMT3:28 12:28 PM MST2:28 PM EST23:28 UAE21:2815:28 ET2:28 PM CT18:28 - Nene has been suspended by the NBA for Game 4 of the team's first-round series against the Chicago Bulls for head-butting and grabbing Jimmy Butler around the neck with both hands and attempting to throw him down.
Analysis: Nene received two technical fouls and was ejected from the game for the incident, which occurred with 8:28 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Wizards' 100-97 loss to the Bulls on Friday night. Nene will serve his suspension when the Wizards host Chicago in Game 4 on Sunday. The Wizards lead the series 2-1.
|Apr. 25 6:21 PM PT7:21 PM MT8:21 PM CT9:21 PM ET1:21 GMT9:21 6:21 PM MST8:21 PM EST5:21 UAE (+1)03:2121:21 ET8:21 PM CT0:21 - Nene has been ejected in the fourth quarter of the Washington Wizards' playoff game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday after scuffling with Jimmy Butler.
Analysis: Nene drew two technical fouls and left Friday night's Game 3 with 8:28 remaining in regulation. After he scored a basket, Nene turned to run down court, and he and Butler made contact. Butler put a hand on Nene's side, and Nene swatted it away. They then stood face-to-face, their foreheads touching. Nene grabbed Butler with both hands around the back of the neck and head, before they were separated.
|Apr. 11 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST7:22 UAE (+1)05:2223:22 ET10:22 PM CT2:22 - Nene scored 17 points on Friday night in just his second game back after missing more than a month of action because of a sprained knee.
Analysis: The Washington big man has scored in double-figures in both games since returning and should be ready to go when the playoffs tip off next week.
|Apr. 8 12:45 PM PT1:45 PM MT2:45 PM CT3:45 PM ET19:45 GMT3:45 12:45 PM MST2:45 PM EST23:45 UAE21:4515:45 ET2:45 PM CT18:45 - 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.
Analysis: 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.
|Apr. 7 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET17:41 GMT1:41 10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST21:41 UAE19:4113:41 ET12:41 PM CT16:41 - Nene has returned to practice after being sidelined six weeks with a sprained knee.
Analysis: Nene practiced Monday for the first time since he was injured Feb. 23 in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Coach Randy Wittman said Nene did ''almost'' everything the Brazilian would do in a regular practice. The coach said he would wait to see how things go on Tuesday before deciding whether Nene plays Wednesday against the Charlotte Bobcats, a pivotal game for playoff seeding in the Eastern Conference.
|Feb. 23 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET4:30 GMT12:30 9:30 PM MST11:30 PM EST8:30 UAE05:3023:30 ET10:30 PM CT3:30 - Wizards forward Nene has a sprained MCL in his left knee and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.
Analysis: Nene was injured in the third quarter of Sunday night's win at Cleveland. The Wizards said Monday that an MRI revealed the extent of the injury. The loss of Nene is a severe blow to Washington's hopes of making the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
|Feb. 22 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET4:24 GMT12:24 9:24 PM MST11:24 PM EST8:24 UAE05:2423:24 ET10:24 PM CT3:24 - Nene matched a career high with 30 points on 13-of-19 shooting in Saturday's victory over New Orleans.
Analysis: It was a rare offensive explosion for Nene, who was coming off a 10-point, 3-for-9 shooting performance three days earlier.
|Dec. 10 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET5:19 GMT13:19 10:19 PM MST12:19 AM EST9:19 UAE06:190:19 ET11:19 PM CT3:19 - Brook Lopez and Nene are both playing, giving the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards their full complement of big men
Analysis: Nene has missed the last four games with right foot tendinitis. Washington coach Randy Wittman didn't say if he would start or how much he would play.
|Nov. 29 8:13 PM PT9:13 PM MT10:13 PM CT11:13 PM ET4:13 GMT12:13 9:13 PM MST11:13 PM EST8:13 UAE05:1323:13 ET10:13 PM CT2:13 - Nene returned Saturday with 13 points and 12 boards.
Analysis: Nene sat out Friday due to a sore right Achilles tendon.
|Nov. 26 8:03 PM PT9:03 PM MT10:03 PM CT11:03 PM ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST8:03 UAE05:0323:03 ET10:03 PM CT2:03 - Nene scored a career-best 30 points in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.
Analysis: Nene is averaging 19.3 points over his last six games while hitting 53.3 percent of his shots.
|Nov. 2 10:27 PM PT11:27 PM MT12:27 AM CT1:27 AM ET5:27 GMT13:27 10:27 PM MST12:27 AM EST9:27 UAE06:271:27 ET11:27 PM CT3:27 - Nene returned to action and had 10 points in Wednesday's 116-102 win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Nene had been dealing with a sore calf.
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