The Wizards rode an 18 point first half from Trevor Booker to a 102-94 win over the Bucks in Milwaukee. Booker finished with 22 points to lead Washington, while point guard A.J. Price chipped in 17 points and 11 assists.
Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings combined for 35 points to lead Milwaukee.
The Wizards continue to play without Nene, Washington Post beat writer Michael Lee on the plantar fascitis that has the big man's return a major question mark.
“I was a little behind, than I thought,” Nene said, when explaining the reason for the treatment. “It's still inflamed. I just want to take care of it the right way. But all the exercises, I've been doing fine. I've been listening. I've been obedient.”
But that doesn't mean he will be available when the Wizards open the regular season Oct. 30 in Cleveland. When asked if that remained a possibility, Nene refused to make a commitment either way.
“I'm not going to say,” Nene said. “That's the reason I don't say. I don't know. I want to, but sometimes it does not go the way you want. I just want to make sure I'm healthy to help my team because if I sit down again, that's not good.”
The Wizards wrap up the preseason with games at Miami and San Antonio on Wednesday and Friday. The regular season tips off on Tuesday night with Washington taking on the Cavaliers in Cleveland.