I have a wedding this weekend, so I'm going to have to miss this game. CJ and Sean will be live from the Verizon Center and will have all the postgame stuff.
Flip's pregame update:
- Flip still isn't sure who will be available tonight. He stated that the team will know the status of Yi Jianlian after warmups and that Yi will play if cleared.
- Flip stated that the return of Yi and players like Thornton was important because the team is asking its energy guys (by this he meant Booker and Seraphin to do to much out there.
- Flip pointed out that other teams have been able to send their players to the NBDL, specifically mentioning Ed Davis and Cole Aldridge. He said that the Wizards have not been able to do that due to injury. I will now bite my tongue.
- Flip would like to lessen the minutes of Kirk Hinrich if possible because he is afraid of wearing him out. Flip stated once again that Hinrich was the team's best defender.
Nate McMillian speaks with the media prior to the game. He speaks briefly about John Wall towards the end.
Yi says he is ready to go.