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John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Garrett Temple Have Career Games Against Kings

May 13, 2015 - Atlanta, GA, USA - The Washington Wizards' John Wall tests a wrist injury with some pregame shooting before Game 5 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Philips Arena in Atlanta
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The Washington Wizards entered Monday night’s game with a disappointing 11-14 record and a boatload of injuries, but John Wall, Marcin Gortat and Garrett Temple gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about in a fun 113-99 victory.

Let’s start with Wall. Yeah, he was a wretched 4-of-15 from the field, but he also notched a career-high 19 assists and finished a game-high +27. He controlled the game from start to finish, and he also recorded four steals on the evening.

Gortat was the beneficiary of a bunch of those Wall assists. The Polish big man shot 12-of-19 from the field, and 10 of those 12 baskets came off Wall dimes. That 12-of-19 from the field turned into 27 points, and he also grabbed 16 boards:

Meanwhile, Gortat’s counterpart, DeMarcus Cousins, had “only” 22 points and eight rebounds while shooting 8-of-22 from the field. Needless to say, Cousins wasn’t thrilled about the final score and how his individual matchup went:

And finally, there’s Temple. A game after scoring a career-high 21 points, he bested that with 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting and 5-of-10 from three. Not too shabby for a short-handed squad that basically only played eight guys, although unfortunately Wall added a rib injury to his collection of maladies late in the win.

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