Howard, Lewis uncertain for tonight


The San Antonio Spurs (44-9) will face the Washington Wizards (14-37) tonight in Washington D.C. as they will look to shake off their loss last night to the Philadelphia 76ers and get back on the winning track.

However, the Spurs might be facing a Wizards team without key players Josh Howard and Rashard Lewis:

Among those questionable include swingman Josh Howard and forward Rashard Lewis, both of whom have knee tendinitis. Howard participated in practice this morning, but Coach Flip Saunders didn’t sound optimistic while not officially ruling him out. Lewis, meantime, missed a second straight practice.

Lewis has managed to play through tendinitis in his right knee, although it has limited his effectiveness. Lewis is averaging 7.8 points over his past four games, including just three points on 1-for-5 shooting in Wednesday’s 100-85 win against Milwaukee.

Lewis said shortly after joining the Wizards that his knee had been bothering him since Washington acquired the two-time all-star from Orlando in exchange for Gilbert Arenas on Jan. 18. (

Lewis was a thorn in the Spurs’ side in their first meeting in San Antonio this season. He scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Howard managed to score 11 points on the Spurs in that game.