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Topic - Trevor Ariza
D.J. Augustin had the Wizards scrambling on defense, but that all changed when Randy Wittman made a bold defensive change.
The Wizards dug themselves out of a 13-point third-quarter hole not on the backs of John Wall and Bradley Beal, but behind veterans Marcin Gortat, Trevor Ariza and Nenê, who had a game-high 24 points in his first start since spraining the MCL in his left knee.
Even though the Chicago Bulls entered the postseason as one of the league's better rebounding teams, the Wizards' advantage on the boards late Sunday was one of the bigger reasons why they emerged with a 102-93 victory in Game 1 of the teams' first-round playoff series.
On Sunday, in their first playoff game in six years, the Wizards showed they weren’t afraid of the main stage. Nenê had 24 points, Marcin Gortat had 15 points and 13 rebounds and the Wizards defeated the Bulls 102-93 in Game 1 of the teams’ first-round playoff series at United Center.
Nene started thinking about how it would all unfold in the middle of the night. No way could he have scripted it any better than this.
Trevor Ariza is looking forward to the playoffs, but also keeping the Wizards' accomplishments this season in perspective.
In the last two seasons, the Wizards are 4-3 vs. the Bulls going into their first-round, seven-game playoff series that begins in Chicago on Sunday.
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.
Trevor Ariza talks about the 'growth' of the Wizards with the win over the Heat.
Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster needed rest, so Otto Porter set a season-high for rebounds, minutes played, shots attempted and matched his season-high in points.
The flu has been bothering Trevor Ariza for the last week, and as a result in the last three games he has shot just 4-for-24 from the field going into Friday's game at the Orlando Magic.
Trevor Ariza wasn't able to partake in Tuesday's practice fully, but it was a good sign that he showed up and he appears able to play Wednesday.
The Wizards took their team photo on Monday. Well, most of them did.
There's a chance, depending on how Nene's left knee responds, that he could play vs. the Bobcats on Wednesday.
Trevor Ariza has played through illness the last two games and needed time to get better for Wednesday's key matchup with the Bobcats.
"There's a lot of fuss about us being a young team, but you've got to remember, these guys are very mature for their ages," Ariza said after the game. "You know, playing a whole season with them being the main focus of our team, they grow and they learn things and they go through things and they understand what they have to do."
"The regular season [prepares teams] for the playoff season, so you learn from your experiences, you learn from things that you've gone through, and whatever good you take from that, you just try to transfer it over to the postseason," said Trevor Ariza, who scored 18 points and completed the Wizards' comeback with a pair of free throws with 4:17 remaining. "I felt like all those games that we were down and we clawed back in it, that's what we learned from."