NBA News: Marcin Gortat Sits Out With Injured Knee, Wizards Still Win Over Bulls
Washington Wizards won over the Chicago Bulls, despite Marcin Gortat sitting out with an injured knee on Monday night. Injury plagued the Washington Wizards, which also missed the services of Kris Humphries.Advertisement
Nene replaced Gortat against the Bulls in the Wizards’ starting lineup. He missed Saturday’s win over the Orlando Magic due to a shoulder strain. Gortat registered 12 points and 10 rebounds against the Magic. He posted an average of 13.4 points and 9.7 rebounds in 32 games.
Wizards are also missing their star guard Bradley Beal, who was out for the 16th straight game due to a leg injury. Gortat, missed a game due to an injury only for the second time since the Wizards’ acquired him in 2013-14 trade market. Gortat missed the shoot-around practice prior to the game, and was seen in severe pain while trying to bend his sore knee.
Despite all these injuries, Washington pulled off an sensational 114-100 win at Chicago. Their side put up a united and egalitarian effort to notch up a win. Seven players scored double figures to mark that.
“We just played as a team tonight,” Wizards coach Randy Wittman said after the game. “I told the guys if we play with this intensity and togetherness, we will win.”
John Wall, named the Eastern Conference player of the month, starred with 17 points and 10 rebounds.