Of all the players on this roster, Marcin Gortat is the one who put everything on this four-game home-stand for the Wizards (12-5).
The departure of Trevor Ariza, the Wizards' best one-on-one defender, left a sizable hole in a defense that had been top 10 in scoring the last two seasons.
Bradley Beal had only played once in his career against Kobe Bryant and he was being taken to school in the first half Wednesday night.
One more victory and the Wizards will complete this four-game home-stand with a perfect record after Wednesday's win vs. the Los Angeles Lakers 111-95.
John Wall was fouled on a three pointer late in the Wizards' win over the Lakers and celebrated with a shimmy while sitting on the ground.