Jonas Valanciunas finishes behind only DeAndre Jordan (71%!) in field goal percentage at 57.2%. 3rd place? Washington’s Gortat (56.6%)
Washington will be resting John Wall, Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce & Nene. Marcin Gortat will be the only starter.
In a rarity, Randy Wittman announced his starting lineup pregame: Sessions, Porter, Butler, Humphries, Gortat.
Marcin Gortat must be confused by that end of quarter buzzer. He's not used to playing in the 4th.
Gortat definitely didn't get that off in time.
It would be pretty fitting if Indiana’s season essentially ended on that Gortat tip, but overtime.
Lol Gortat tripping thinking he had time left on that tap
lol @ Gortat actually thinking he got that off in time
Refs rule that Gortat's shot is no good, but review it quickly and confirm the call. Five more minutes.
Marcin Gortat: the pride of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
One team Wizards feel confident against for 1st rd is Chicago. Nene/Gortat morph into Hayes/Unseld vs. Bulls, plus Beal > rusty Rose
Gortat is really good at attacking the rim.
That was a fantastic Gortat drag screen.
Beal and Gortat have scored all of Washington's points since Nene made a basket with 2:25 left in the 2nd qtr..
Nene and Gortat are being looked at by trainers and Wall is resting. Looks like the Nets will get a steady diet of Beal in the 4th quarter
Wizards players not named Bradley Beal or Marcin Gortat = 7-for-35 from the field, 17 points.
The Polish Hammer Martin Gortat also has dropped in 12 points and eight rebounds -- in the third quarter alone.
Kevin Seraphin asked Marcin Gortat to grab him a water. Gortat stopped, smiled and said, "What flavor?"
Brett Brown, on why Gortat was huge against the Sixers: "We were trying to blitz Beal, and we didn't rotate."
Last 5 quarters vs Sixers Gortat (entering 2nd quarter tonight): 35 points, 16/17 FG, 17 rebounds
Gortat is 6 for 6 already. Wiz up 27-12
Without Noel or Sims on the floor, the Sixers have absolutely no one formidable enough to defend Marcin Gortat (12 pts, 6-for-6).
Wizards starters: Sessions, Beal, Pierce, Gooden, Gortat. 76ers: Smith, Covington, Grant, Noel, Aldemir.
Gortat and Gooden may want to switch. Gooden can guard Jason Smith. Gortat cant guard Acy on the perimeter
And not just PnR for Gortat. Gives him space for anything, like those seal outs. Not having another post player makes a difference.
Wizards been saying it last couple days: Gooden's presence opens up PnR for Gortat constantly. Also helps it's been the 76ers and Knicks.
Gortat's teammates are passing him the ball again and he has 8 pts in 8 minutes.