Marcin Gortat registered his 37th double-double this season, scoring 15 points and registering 10 rebounds, to help the Washington Wizards beat the Boston Celtics, 118-102. The Wizards took quality shots in this game, finishing 50-88 (56.8%). Washington (44-38) has now won four straight games.
Gortat finished 6-11 from the field and 3-5 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Washington were Bradley Beal with 27 points and seven rebounds, John Wall with 15 points and nine assists, and Trevor Ariza with 13 points and six rebounds. Despite the loss, Kelly Olynyk put up 24 points for Boston on 10-16 shooting from the field and 4-5 from the free throw line. He also recorded seven rebounds and five assists. Brandon Bass contributed 16 points and seven rebounds.
After putting up an eFG% of 60.2%, the Wizards are undefeated (6-0) this season when reaching 60% in that metric. From a defensive perspective, Boston is 1-5 when an opponent shoots that well against them.
This drops Boston (25-57) to 1-3 against Washington on the year.