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Topic - Marcin Gortat
The Wizards, who closed the regular season by winning seven of their last 10 games, will be facing Chicago in their first playoff appearance since 2008.
Despite making the playoffs as a fifth seed, Marcin Gortat thinks the Wizards have room to improve.
We look at the legitimate pros and cons of the Wizards' possible first round opponents with guest appearances by Gilbert Arenas, Rob Ford and Soulja Boy.
Bradley Beal stood at his locker near the middle of a noisy Washington locker room and expressed a thought that Wizards' players haven't felt for a few years.
Marcin Gortat got overly excited when the Wizards first got to .500 and thought they could win 50 games, and while he was ridiculed by some he wasn't that far off.
The playoffs should harden this blossoming team, giving it an opportunity to gauge not only where it stands against the league's best, but also an understanding of what it will take to one day get there.
The chemistry between John Wall and Bradley Beal isn't there, and when asked about their play coach Randy Wittman questioned their first-half effort in Wednesday's loss.
The Charlotte Bobcats have leapfrogged another team, increasing the odds that their return to the playoffs won't be a token appearance.
The Wizards fell to the No. 7 seed in the East by losing to the Bobcats on Wednesday night, shooting 0-for-8 in the extra period of a 94-88 loss.
Nene last played Feb. 23, and with it being crunch time the Wizards hope to get him back for Wednesday vs. the Charlotte Bobcats.
Carmelo Anthony was held to 10 points by Trevor Ariza, who sacrificed his offense, played through illness and continued to show why he'll be a highly sought-after free agent.
Marcin Gortat tends to play better when the competition is tougher, and it won't get much more difficult than Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls.
Bradley Beal did it again by hitting the game-winning shot for Wizards, who beat the Knicks for the third time this season and second time at Madison Square Garden, 90-89.
Now that the Wizards are done rejoicing about making the playoffs, they have to refocus because the Knicks, who are fighting to get in, haven't beaten them all season.
What happens when Marcin Gortat gets free in the lane off a pick and roll? Monster dunks. Watch his slam vs. the Knicks here.
"We want to go into playoffs with a winning (streak) with the mental preparation," said Gortat, who came to Washington via trade with the Phoenix Suns just five days before the season began. "I was hoping we were going to be in playoffs. We are in playoffs. Now we're going to make a run."
"We want to win the game," said Gortat, noting that the Wizards have had enough letdowns against losing teams this season to keep them alert. "We want to build the habits, winning habits. We want to build the right style of playing."