Playing on the road makes the NBA unpredictable, especially when its two games in three days and a team, such as the Wizards, is coming off a triple-overtime game.
Marcin Gortat, in his first season with the Wizards, and John Wall have had their issues. Wall has ruffled his feathers by being too abrasive in how he has talked to the 6-11 center.
In their first triple-overtime game since 1975, the Wizards went 2-for-1 Thursday by beating the Toronto Raptors for the first time in four tries and surpassed their win total from 2012-13.
The Toronto Raptors are one of two teams the Wizards haven't beaten in the East. In three meetings, the Wizards have failed and lost by an average of 10 points.
The last time Drew Gooden came to Washington, four years ago when he was acquired in a trade with the Dallas Mavericks, he didn't actually suit up to play.