The Washington Wizards used a great fourth quarter to beat and blow by the visiting Sacramento Kings on Monday night winning via a score of 113-99.
Marcin Gortat delivered a season-high 27 points to earn a much-needed back-to-back victory for the Wizards after losing four of the last five games.
Gortat, who has scored in double figures in the last seven games, also had 16 rebounds for a huge double-double and added 4 blocked shots for the night.
The short-handed Wizards, who were playing without starters Otto Porter Jr. and Bradley Beal, found great contributions from Garrett Temple, who had 23 points on 5-of-10 three-point shooting plus off the bench help from Kris Humphries and Ramon Sessions, who added 15 points apiece.
Star point guard John Wall struggled from the field, making 4-of-15 shots for 12 points but had a season-high 19 assists plus 4 steals.
Sacramento was in the game for much of the ball game and forced a tie at 84-all entering the final period. However, the Wizards opened the fourth quarter on an 8-2 run and opened up the blowout victory as the Kings never recovered.
The Kings were led by DeMarcus Cousins, who had 22 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals and Rudy Gay, who finished with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals. They combined to shoot 14-of-39 from the field however even as other starters like Rajon Rondo (1-of-7 FGs and 4 turnovers) and Omri Casspi (3-of-7 FGs) also struggled.
The Wizards will host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday while the Kings will end a four-game road trip against the Indiana Pacers in their next game.