Wizards C Ian Mahinmi sits with back issue

Washington Wizards big man Ian Mahinmi will miss Wednesday night's game against the Golden State Warriors because of a back issue.

Jason Smith will start in his place.

Mahinmi left in the first quarter of the Wizards' 125-124 overtime victory at the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday with back spasms and did not return.

He started at center in each of the team's first three games as Washington continues to await the season debut of Dwight Howard, who missed all of training camp with gluteal soreness and is sidelined again on Wednesday night.