Gilbert Arenas had 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Wizards capitalized on a shoulder injury to Nash in a 100-90 victory Wednesday.
"We wanted to show the NBA that we can be as up-tempo, athletic and aggressive as the Dallas Mavericks," Wizard Coach Eddie Jordan said. Nash played only seven minutes, contributing two points and two assists before leaving in the first quarter because of a strained left shoulder. He was unsure whether the injury would prevent him from playing tonight in Toronto.
The game drew 17,455, ending the Wizards' run of 83 straight sellouts -- a streak that began during the Michael Jordan era in Washington.
Kevin Garnett had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota, but he missed a tying shot in the lane late in overtime.
Allen Iverson had 29 points for the 76ers.
New Orleans is off to a 4-1 start under first-year Coach Tim Floyd. The Sixers are 2-3 under Randy Ayers, also in his first season.
Utah 91, Phoenix 80 -- Matt Harpring scored 21 points at Salt Lake City as the rebuilding Jazz extended its surprising start to 3-1.
It is Utah's best start since going 5-0 in 2000-01.
Milwaukee 106, New York 90 -- Tim Thomas scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half and Toni Kukoc had 21 as the Bucks rallied from a six-point halftime deficit at New York.
Allan Houston scored 35 points for the Knicks.
Chicago 106, Orlando 100 -- The Magic lost its fourth game in a row as Jamal Crawford led the way for the Bulls with 29 points at Orlando, Fla.
Donyell Marshall added 25 points and 11 rebounds as the Bulls ended a two-game slide.
Tracy McGrady led Orlando with 23 points.
Billups also scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, including three three-pointers.
Paul Pierce and Vin Baker had 20 points apiece for Boston.
Richardson had been suspended by the NBA for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, and Van Exel was recovering from minor knee surgery.
Mike Miller had 19 points for Memphis.