April 20, 2018, 10:55 pmMarcin GortatC, Washington Wizards
Marcin Gortat finished with 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting, five rebounds and an assist in the Wizards' win over the Raptors on Friday night.
While he’s taken a break from tweeting about “TEAM” victories, Gortat has no reason to get cryptic about tonight’s win since everybody got in on the action. Gortat appeared to be a favorite target of John Wall in this one as Wall repeatedly found openings to get Marcin some easy buckets. His 8-for-10 from the field is his most efficient performance since early January. This team is a different animal when Gortat is getting easy looks. On 17 occasions this season, Gortat had more than five shot attempts and shot better than 60 percent. Washington went 13-4 in those games. If the Wizards can keep getting him open and feeding him, their odds of making noise in the playoffs go up big time.