The Wizards confirmed shortly before tip-off that Marcin Gortat will start tonight against the Lakers after missing Thursday's game with a lower back injury.
Marcin Gortat's presence for Friday's game shouldn't matter.
To begin this four-game road trip, John Wall said it would be the defining stretch of the season for the Wizards, who entered it four games over .500.
With the Toronto Raptors losing in overtime Tuesday, the Wizards had a chance to close to two games of the No.
Andre Miller missed a free throw, but Drew Gooden was fighting for position and tipped it in as time expired on Tuesday night in Sacramento. Watch it here.