Nene and Gortat declined to speak after the game.
Another sweet Wizards move was trading a first round pick for Marcin Gortat, signing him to a big deal and then benching him fourth quarters
Porter, Nene, Gortat, Wall & Temple start for Wizards. It's Ricky, KMartin, WIggins, Pek and...I forget the fifth guy
Watched Warriors-Wiz this morning. Don't think Gortat in the fourth makes the difference. Warriors still get whatever shot they want...
Marcin Gortat Minutes Played – By Quarter This Season 1st 621 2nd 253 3rd 620 4th 154 (0 in 4th quarter vs Warriors)
Marcin Gortat, normally among the most loquacious players in the NBA: http://t.co/sNpi67Gs9t
Gortat clearly frustrated. Usually has a lot to say but not tonight.
Gortat was asked if he’s discouraged/surprised he didn’t play in the 4th after playing well since break: “Next question.”
Wittman: Gortat didn’t play 4th to counter small lineup. Asked if Gortat’s size would’ve been advantage he said it was decision he made.
Seems to be a prejudice against playing Polish and Lithuanian centers in 4th quarters. Gortat and Valanciunas glued to their benches.
There's 3 minutes left and Gortat's still not on the floor in the fourth quarter.
Bad spacing between Nene and Gortat right now. They are making it difficult for Wall to maneuver
Wall floater as time expires cuts Warriors lead to 30-28 after 1Q. Curry = 13p, 4a; Gortat = 8p, 4r; Wall = 6p, 3a. Wizards have 9 turnovers
Compared to the last two games, Gortat looks much more aggressive on both ends of the floor. Its still early though
Kevin Seraphin the first off the bench for Nene. Wittman went with Seraphin/Gortat frontline Sunday and is doing it again.
Interesting that Warriors got Bogut on Nene and Green on Gortat.
GSW at WAS starters: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Green, Bogut; WAS -- Wall, Temple, Pierce, Nene, Gortat.
Someone’s gotta force Gortat to listen to a recording of Hubie Brown shouting “TWO HANDS”
Jackson concludes 1st half w/1st 5 pts as a Piston to cut Wizards lead to 52-47 at half. Gortat + Humphries = 27 pts on 13/13 shooting.
And Gortat now has 16. 8-for-8 from the floor.
Gortat now has 14 pts, tied for the most he’s scored in a game since scoring 20 vs. Philly on Jan. 19.
The Wizards big men have 28 of the 42 points. But Nene has 3 fouls and Seraphin and Gortat have 2 apiece
Nene tries taking a charge but picks up his 3rd foul. In come Gortat and Wall.
Gortat came to play but he's getting no help. Wizards are still letting opposing 3pt shooters run wild, while not hitting any of their own
Pistons up 27-22 after 1Q. Gortat = 12p, 5r. Caldwell-Pope = 10p; Drummond = 8p, 4r. Pistons 4/7 from 3, Wizards 0/2.
Gortat had 8 points and 6 rebounds Friday. He has 10 points and 4 rebounds in 9 minutes today. Pistons up 19-18.
Gortat hook shot over Drummond. He’s got 8 pts on 4/4 shooting.
The rarely-seen Gortat/Seraphin frontcourt. Huh.
Pierce to Gortat for the Wizards opening score. MESSAGE!
I empathize with Gortat because Wizards guards (esp. Wall) can over-funnel their guy to him. But that's also Gortat's job to be the anchor.
About Pierce and Gortat calling each other out in the media: Sad thing is, both are right. Gotta play great D yourself AND help each other
Marcin Gortat sums up the Wizards' 38-point loss to the Cavs: "We didn't play any defense or offense. That's how you lose a game"
Gortat said team’s downfall was relying too much on help defense. Let’s just say Pierce didn’t agree.
Gortat: “We lost our edge. We got our ass punked.“
Wittman just pulled Gortat for Drew Gooden, so we may not see Gortat again for a while.
LeBron James just had his way with the Wizards’ second unit + Gortat.
There’s the value of Tristan Thompson — rooted Gortat out on the glass.