March 16, 2016, 7:03 pm
Marcin Gortat ended up playing 18 minutes in Wednesday’s game after virtually being ruled out pre-game.
Gortat tweaked his back during warm-ups and almost ruled himself out of the game during the national anthem. He was able to put some heat on it and felt well enough to enter the game in the second quarter. His services weren’t needed as the Wizards ran away with this game. He finished with nine points, six rebounds, a steal and a block. We’ll update you on how his back responds overnight. Nene Hilario started in his place and finished with 12 points, four rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 24 minutes in what figures to be a temporary arrangement.