Marcin Gortat ties career-high with 31 points to go with 16 boards, two assists, a steal, and a block to help the Wizards ward off elimination with their Game 5 victory.

Gortat was playing on a different level on Tuesday night, posting a monster double-double to give the Wizards a fighting chance to remain in contention. Although it is unlikely he will be able to shoot 86.7 percent from the field in back-to-back games, this is the type of effort that could carry over only his teammates and give the Wizards the momentum they need to make it to the next round. ANALYST: Matthew Beck