Hilario (calf) said it is "impossible that he plays Saturday against the Raptors, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports. If Hilario was ready to say he'd be out for a game following the Celtics loss, there's a chance he'll be out for longer. The veteran's next chance to return will be Tuesday against the Cavaliers, followed by Wednesday against the Lakers. If he's forced to miss time, it will be more minutes for Kris Humphries and possibly DeJuan Blair.
Hilario departed Friday's game in the first quarter with a left calf injury and will not return, J. Michael of CSN reports. Nene appeared to aggravate the left calf injury that plagued him earlier in the week. The veteran missed practice Monday but played Tuesday against the Pacers, recording 11 points and seven rebounds in 23 minutes. More details will emerge later Friday, but at this point Nene should be considered very questionable for Saturday's date with the Raptors.
Hilario (calf) recorded 11 points (3-3 FG, 5-8 FT), seven rebounds, and four assists over 23 minutes in Tuesday's 123-106 loss to the Pacers. Despite the Pacers' large margin of victory, Hilario actually saw one minute more of playing time than he did in the Wizards' previous game, so it seems apparent that the sore calf -- which kept him out of Monday's practice -- isn't anything to worry about. Though Hilario has been used exclusively in a bench role this season, he's begun to eat into starting power forward Kris Humphries' playing time the last two games. During that stretch, Hilario has submitted his best numbers of the season, scoring 29 points on an efficient 12-of-13 shooting from the floor and collecting 14 boards and six assists.
Hilario (calf) will play Tuesday against the Pacers, J. Michael of CSN reports. Hilario was battling a sore calf Monday, but he went through shootaround Tuesday, and after further testing of the calf, he's decided to give it a go Tuesday night. The veteran, who's shifted to the bench this season, is coming off of arguably his best game of the season Saturday against Detroit, when he put up 18 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 22 minutes.
Hilario (calf) is listed as a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Pacers, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. "We'll see," Hilario said, regarding his status for Tuesday's game. "[The hamstring] feels better. I'll test it out tonight before [the game]." Hilario was able to take the court for Tuesday's morning shootaround and seemingly appears on track to play, but the Wizards will wait and see how he comes out of pregame warmups before rendering a decision on his status. If the Wizards elect to rest Hilario, DeJuan Blair or Drew Gooden would see increased minutes with the second unit.
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