TAG: Marcin Gortat

GIFs, NBA / May 14, 2014 / 1:15 pm

John Wall & Marcin Gortat Help Wiz Blow Pacers Away

John Wall

The Washington Wizards faced elimination on Tuesday night playing in Indianapolis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. John Wall and Marcin Gortat had been struggling in the first round, but in Game 5, they both delivered with huge performances during a lopsided 102-79 win that was even more of a blowout than the score suggests. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / May 7, 2014 / 10:51 pm

Watch Marcin Gortat Jam It On Ian Mahinmi

Marcin Gortat, Ian Mahinmi

The Indiana Pacers hosted the Washington Wizards again in Game 2 on Wednesday night, looking to get back on track in the series. In the first quarter, Marcin Gortat briefly deflated the Indy crowd with a huge rim-rocker. Gortat set the high screen for John Wall and rolled to the bucket. After receiving the bounce pass from Wall, Gortat demoralized Ian Mahinmi with an authoritative one-handed dunk and snarl. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 7, 2014 / 10:30 am

Limping Coach Randy Wittman Still Owes His Wizards A Slam Dunk

Randy Wittman

Coaches use all sorts of tactics to motivate their players. We’re not sure the Wizards needed any extra incentive to bring it against the Chicago Bulls in their opening-round series, but Wiz coach Randy Wittman provided them some anyway. He told his players he’d dunk the ball if they advanced past the Bulls, and now his players want to collect. Read More »

NBA / May 2, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The Wizards Will Make The Eastern Conference Finals

John Wall, Bradley Beal

Since the Washington Wizards took care of business rather early by winning their first-round series against the Chicago Bulls in five games, the basketball world has had some time to digest what just happened.

The Wizards handed the Bulls–yes, those Bulls that everyone was told to avoid in the postseason–the series loss by making it look easy. Washington’s offense was too quick, too consistent, and too spread out for the hard-nosed, defensive Bulls to handle. Read More »

Latest News, NBA, Twitter / May 1, 2014 / 11:18 pm

NBA Probes Twitter Threat Against Wizards

Macin Gortat, John Wall

The Washington Wizards ran into a deranged fan, not so uncommon in the sports landscape, but this man’s anger and violence as the Wizards were eliminating the Chicago Bulls in the first round, called for a formal investigation. The fan threatened Marcin Gortat, Trevor Ariza and other Wizards players after Washington’s Game 2 win in Chicago. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul

It’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.”

While much attention has been focused on the first-round matchups in the Western Conference due to the stellar performances by the majority of Western teams this season, there are intriguing matchups in the East that could translate into even more intriguing matchups in the second round. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 10, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Marcin Gortat Wants The NBA To Be More Like The NHL & Allow In-Game Fighting

Marcin Gortat

There are a lot of Dime readers who seem to think the contemporary NBA has gone soft. Whether it’s the flopping, the constant complaints to the refs, or just the inability to take contact and stay on the court, people — wrongly — assume NBA players are just flittering away out there barely touching each other as 6-9, 250-pound men run and jump and collide in a game that causes a lot of contact, both inadvertent and intentional. It seems those Dime readers would be just fine with Marcin Gortat‘s recent idea for resolving in-game disagreements. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Video: John Wall Leads Wizards Past Raptors In Triple-OT Thriller

John Wall

The Wizards-Raptors game on Thursday night was supposed to take a backseat to the games on TNT. But the battle between two Eastern Conference playoff teams who both might snag home-court in the first round turned into a doozy that had TNT switching over during the Heat-Knicks blowout. In the end, Marcin Gortat and John Wall led the Wizards past DeMar DeRozan, Greivis Vasquez and the Raptors. Read More »

NBA, Video / Feb 10, 2014 / 10:45 am

The NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week (2.10)

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

The Staples Center sets up shop for some of the best dunks and alley-oops you’ll see this year.

The league’s greatest athletes certainly haven’t taken any time off now that we’re in the second half of the season. After composing a list of the 100 best dunks from the first half of the season, it’s clear that with teams getting into midseason form and ready to make playoff runs that we’re going to see the best brought out in everybody. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Twitter / Feb 9, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Video: Quincy Acy Puts Marcin Gortat On A Poster

Quincy Acy, Marcin Gortat

We’re pretty hesitant to award dunks poster status, but even we had to acknowledge this next one deserves the distinction. Watch as second year Kings forward Quincy Acy scores his only two points of the game when he goes up with a Gumby right arm and slams it home over Marcin Gortat. Read More »