Paul Pierce scored a game-high 18 points with six rebounds, and an assist in the blowout win over the Nuggets.
Pierce and the Nets bounced back after suffering their worst loss of the season Wednesday on the road to the Blazers where Pierce scored just six points. Pierce closed out the month of February averaging 14 points, 4.5 boards, 1.5 assist, and 1.2 steals per game.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Update: Nene (calf) will not play Saturday.
The Wizards are thin in the forecourt, now with Hilario out as well as Kris Humphries. He was a game-time decision earlier, but the pre-game shootaround appear to have shown his lack of capacity to play on Saturday. Jared Dudley and Drew Gooden will be asked to carry on in place of the injured Wizards. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson