Helluva block from Zaza on Gortat. Triggers break Giannis to Knight for short floater.
Randy Wittman did not appear to be happy with Gortat's defensive rotation on that Brandon Knight layup
Heated exchange on court heading to timeout between Wizards' Wittman and Gortat.
Solid downshifting by Brandon Knight to race downcourt at Gortat, make jump-pass, race to corner, then loft in 3FG.
Jabari Parker giving up significant bulk to Nene, but just ripped rebound away from him and Gortat.
Wizards sticking with the same starting 5: Wall, Temple, Pierce, Nene, Gortat.
Wizards start how they did Weds vs. Mavs: Gortat in the post. Like Nowitzki, they’re going to go at Love.
Bradley Beal isn’t starting. It’s Garrett Temple again. Wall, Temple, Pierce, Nene, Gortat.
Marcin Gortat on the Cavs: “We don’t like teams that are trying to be like us — really good. It’s just business.”
Monta Ellis is doing his best Kobe impression tonight. He has 18 of the Mavs 23 pts. Gortat has 13. 29-23 Wiz after 1st Q .
Bradley Beal’s 1st points come on a long jumper. Wizards lead 27-19. Gortat has 11 pts.
Gortat said going at Nowitzki defensively would be a key and the Wizards are doing it early. 4 early points for Gortat.
Marcin Gortat: “Dirk’s going to be Dirk. It looks like he goes half-a-mile-an-hour, but he still gets you 30.”
If there is ever a time for a Wall-Beal-Porter-Pierce-Gortat lineup the next 2 games vs. the 2 best stretch-4s in the league might be it.
Gortat and Nene have been great at exploiting the Magic's weak rim protection. Yet the Wizards don't seem to want to go there every time.
When Marcin Gortat is taking long twos, the Wizards' lead tends to evaporate. The Magic have cut it to 52-48.
If Marcin Gortat ever makes a game-winning shot, I hope someone has the presence of mind to use the headline Marcin Of Victory.
What I liked about that last Wizards possession is Nene and John Wall turned a two-man game into a Gortat dunk. Very clutch.
Gortat. Guy is cool.
Gortat bucket gives Wizards 1st lead, 63-61.
Then there’s Gortat laying way back on a Jennings screen and roll when Joel Anthony is the screener. Given context of the game, not smart
Pierce-to-Gortat alley-oop. Most importantly, Gortat did that Polish Hammer thing again.
I swear Marcin Gortat looks like a character from "Street Fighter"
Drummond, Smith, Monroe, KCP, Jennings the first 5 for the Pistons. Wall, Temple, Pierce, Nene, Gortat the first 5 for the Wiz
SVG told a story about Gortat's rookie season. Gortat wasn't getting something right and SVG told him: “Maybe I need to speak Polish?”
Kris Humphries in for Gortat.
Marcin Gortat with the most demonstrative protest of a foul call, and ref Kane Fitzgerald had to tech him up
T on Gortat, possibly for protesting his 2nd foul, but more likely for that mohawk.
Wizards decide not to double Hibbert and he hits a turnaround over Gortat. He went 0 of 7 Wednesday.
JV said game plan was to guard Nene, have Amir take Gortat, who had played well against him in past Shown bad Nene stats. “Guess it worked."
Gortat cannot be beat to that rebound.
Nene with 6 straight points and then the drive and dish to Gortat to cut Raptors lead to 63-45.
Wizards down by 24 at the half in Toronto. Wall 0 for 6 2 pts. Gortat, Humphries, Porter Jr. each with 6 pts.
Lowry has already been on the receiving end of a Pierce elbow and now Gortat just threw one his way too. Marked man?