After enduring three demoralizing losses to the Indiana Pacers, the Washington Wizards came back with a vengeance Tuesday night to take Game 5 by the score of 102-79.
Marcin Gortat led the charge with a spellbinding 31 points and 16 rebounds to mark arguably the greatest game of his career. His 31 points tied his career high, while his 16 boards earned Gortat a new playoff career high. And, as if in response to recent criticisms regarding his subpar playoff performance as of late, John Wall added a commanding 27 points to Washington’s efforts.
That’s right – combined, Gortat and Wall accounted for more than two-thirds Indiana’s point total on the night.
Washington enjoyed a hot start as the duo combined for six points before fans saw three minutes of basketball. [Read more...]