Howard has been out since undergoing a spinal procedure in November and there is no timetable for his return.
John Wall and Dwight Howard may be absent, but Scott Brooks has no doubt the Washington Wizards can make a run for the playoffs.
Dwight Howard faces at least two months on the sideline after undergoing back surgery.
Howard has played in just nine games for Washington — which acquired the big man this season — after dealing with a gluteal muscle issue.
Things didn't look good for the Blazers on Wednesday. In fact, nearly nothing looked good as they lost 143-100 to the Bucks.
The boos started in the second quarter and got louder as the Wizards walked off the court down 29 at halftime against the Thunder.
Howard made his debut in Washington after missing the team's first seven games with a buttocks injury, but OKC spoiled all of his fun.
Washington has stumbled to a 1-6 start as Howard continues to deal with back soreness.
The 32-year-old veteran is dealing with back soreness and has yet to practice with his new team.