Nene's excellent performance marked his second-best scoring production of the season behind a 22-point game on Nov. 1. He also picked up six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes of action Friday. The Wizards will square off with the Suns Sunday.
Valanciunas was one of six Raptors to reach double digits in scoring in the win, but his 50 percent success rate from the free-throw line falls well short of his 81.7 percent mark for the season. He added seven rebounds and two blocks in the win, the Raptors' fifth straight. They'll look to keep rolling Sunday against the Knicks.
Olynyk, who nailed 8 of 13 from the field, is averaging 17.5 points over the last six games. He added eight rebounds in the defeat of the Timberwolves.
The injury is considered minor and Perkins is day-to-day, which means he may end up missing just one game before returning Sunday against the Pelicans. He has averaged 4.0 points and 5.9 rebounds in 26 games.
The Thunder are a 5 1/2-point favorite in Friday's game against the Lakers in Los Angeles.
The Rockets received forward Corey Brewer from the Timberwolves and guard Alexey Shved from the 76ers. The Timberwolves picked up guard Troy Daniels, Sacramento's 2015 second-round pick, Houston's 2016 season-round pick and cash considerations from the Rockets.
Brewer is the prize of the deal, having averaged 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2 steals in 24 games. Shved has averaged 9.9 points and 2.7 assists in 17 games with the 76ers. Daniels has averaged 2.7 points while shooting 31.9 percent from the field in 17 games.
The 76ers received center Ronny Turiaf from Timberwolves as well as Houston's 2015 second-round pick and the rights to Serhiy Lischuk from the Rockets. The team is set to waive Turiaf, who is out for the season after undergoing hip surgery earlier in the week.
Turiaf is out for the season after undergoing hip surgery earlier this week, and the Timberwolves unloaded his contract in the deal that sent Corey Brewer to the Rockets. The 76ers received a second-round pick along with Turiaf in exchange or Alexey Shved, who was sent to the Rockets in the deal.
Henson has been sidelined since Nov. 25 while recovering from a left foot sprain. He has averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 14 games.
The Rockets are primed to pick up Brewer and Shved, with Rockets shooting guard Troy Daniels heading to Minnesota and Turiaf moving to the 76ers. The Rockets had agreed to send two second-round picks to the Timberwolves as well, but one of those picks will head to Philadelphia as part of the deal.
The Rockets will release guard Francisco Garcia in a corresponding move, Yahoo! Sports reports. He has averaged 3.2 points on 27 percent shooting in 14 games but has battled an ankle issue in recent weeks.
It will be the fourth straight game Hawes has missed while dealing with a knee injury. However, Rivers added that Hawes will not need to practice before returning to game action. His next opportunity to play will be Saturday against the Bucks.
Brewer appeared in 24 games this season for the Timberwolves, averaging 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals per contest while shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 19.5 percent from 3-point range.
Turiaf was ruled out for the remainder of the season following hip surgery. He appeared in just two games this season, totaling 19 minutes. He had no points, one rebound and two assists with the Timberwolves over that span.