Washington took their first lead of the game at 52-50 after John Wall hit a floating jump shot, but the Bucks retook the lead at 55-54 after Brandon Jennings hit a three-point shot with 1:58 remaining in the half.
Jordan Crawford leads all scorers with 15 points, but no other Wizard has more than six. By contrast, four Bucks are in double figures: Monta Ellis (14 points), Ersan Ilyasova (13 points), Jennings (12 points), and Drew Gooden (10 points).
For the Wizards, Nene has recorded four points, a rebound, an assist, and a blocked shot in seven minutes of play. He made his return to the active roster just before tip-off. The Brazilian is playing in his first game since March 30.