• by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Food poisoning slowed Marcin Gortat in Wizards' Game 6 loss

    Wizards center Marcin Gortat played just 12 minutes in Friday's Game 6 loss that eliminated Washington from the NBA playoffs. Gortat scored just two points on 1-of-4 shooting. The playing time was a career low, and the scoring output matched his career worst. Gortat's light workload was due to a case of food poisoning that had plagued him for two days leading up to the game, per the Washington Post. "This morning I could barely walk pretty much. I didn't feel right," Gortat said. "I came in here and I threw up in the locker room. I felt a little bit better after that. I took a couple shots, different IVs. I feel kind of better now but I ain't going lie, the shots kind of numbed me out totally. I tried to just go out and do something. Coach gave me an opportunity the first few minutes and it didn't work for me. He pulled me out."

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Wizards forward Marcin Gortat struggles in Game 4

    Wizards forward Marcin Gortat, who had been one of the team's top performers during the playoffs, struggled in Monday's Game 4 against the Hawks. After averaging 15 points in the team's first seven games, Gortat scored just three points on Monday with just eight total rebounds. "We have to get him continually rolling to the basket," Coach Randy Wittman said, per The Washington Post. "It was just one of those nights. You are going to have tough nights like that." Forward Paul Pierce explained the reason behind Gortat's poor game, noting that the Hawks had "effective double teams" and the rest of his teammates not getting the ball to him enough. "He should have more touches than he did tonight," Pierce said. "That is on us so we will look at the tape and figure this out."

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Marcin Gortat goes for 21 points, 11 rebounds in Wizards' clincher

    Center Marcin Gortat delivered 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in the Wizards' 125-94 victory on Sunday to close out the Raptors in the first round of the playoffs, 4-0. Gortat shot eight of nine from the floor and also added two steals and a block in the win. "I guess I'm the weakest link out there, so they're going to leave me open a lot," Gortat said. "One day, if I'm going to play a perfect game, I might crack the Wilt Chamberlain record of 100 points."

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Wizards' Marcin Gortat tallies 21 points, 16 rebounds in loss

    Center Marcin Gortat tallied 21 points and 16 rebounds but the Wizards lose to the Nets on Friday, 117-80.Gortat shot nine of 11 from the floor in the loss.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Wizards' Marcin Gortat goes for 19 points, 7 rebounds in victory

    Center Marcin Gortat scored 19 points, on nine of 13 shooting, to lift the Wizards over the Knicks on Friday, 101-87.Gortat also grabbed seven rebounds and recorded three blocked shots in the win.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Wizards center Marcin Gortat posts double-double in win Wednesday

    Wizards center Marcin Gortat scored a team-high 23 points on a blistering 10 of 11 shooting from the field in Washington's 106-93 win over the 76ers Wednesday. ''Rolling to the basket instead of floating a little bit,'' coach Randy Wittman said of Gortat's work on the pick-and-roll, per the Associated Press. ''That was really good because he's got great hands, he can get to the basket. That was as good (a game) probably that he's had from the standpoint of rolling out of there.'' Gortat also pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds, leading to his 20th double-double of the season and first in his last 13 games. He added three assists and two blocks to his totals.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Wizards' Marcin Gortat fined $5K for second flopping violation

    The NBA hit Wizards center Marcin Gortat with a $5,000 fine on Thursday for a second flopping violation this season, per NBA.com.Gortat is the Wizards leading rebounder this season, averaging 8.7 boards per game.The Wizards return to action Friday when they visit the Clippers.The Wizards are currently 6.5-point underdogs.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Wizards center Marcin Gortat scores 20 points in win Monday

    Wizards center Marcin Gortat scored 20 points on a blsitering 9 of 11 shooting from the field in Washington's 95-69 win over the Hornets Monday. Gortat also grabbed seven rebounds and added two steals to his totals. It was Gortat's first 20-plus point game in his last eight. It was also his highest shooting percentage in a game in his last 11.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Wizards' Marcin Gortat pulls down 17 rebounds

    Wizards center Marcin Gortat came up with 17 rebounds on Friday against the Heat. Of those 17 rebounds, 13 came on the defensive end of the court. Gortat was no slouch on offense, shooting 7-12 from the field. He finished with 14 points. He also added two blocks and one assist during the contest.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Wizards C Marcin Gortat posts 16-17 line in win vs. Pistons

    Wizards center Marcin Gortat scored 16 points on 7 of 12 shooting while hauling in a season-high 17 rebounds in his team's 99-95 win over the Pistons Saturday. Up against rebounding machine Andre Drummond, Gortant was able to control the glass during the outstanding performance. It was his fifth straight game with double-digit rebounds, though in the first time in three games he's scored at least 10 points. Gortat also kicked in three steals, two assists and one block in the win, which brought the Wizards' six-game losing streak to an end. Gortat will square off with the Bulls Tuesday in Chicago.