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Ish Smith cooks the Celtics in another unfathomable Wizards win

Ish Smith cooks the Celtics in another unfathomable Wizards win

Two nights after toasting the Nuggets for a career-high, Ish Smith went off again against the Celtics to give the Wizards back-to-back wins over two of the best teams the league has to offer. 

There must be something about Smith playing great teams because he's been unstoppable as of late. On Monday, he finished with 27 points on 12-18 shooting to go along with four assists.

We typically give you the top Wizards moments from after every game, but for this one, it just felt right to dedicate the whole thing to Smith. Here are his best moments from the game. 

Moe losing his mind

As the Celtics stormed back in the fourth quarter after falling behind by 11 points at halftime, Smith took matters into his own hands to keep Boston at arm's length down the stretch. 

When he started to cook and hit a bunch of jumpers in a row, Capital One Arena started to get loud. Once he hit another pair of jumpers, it went nuts.

And then Moe Wagner lost his mind. 


Shiftiness in the lane

Before he went berzerk in the fourth quarter, Smith was giving the Celtics' bigs fits on switches. 

Smith is already incredibly tough to contain off the dribble if you're a big man, but when he starts changing speeds? Forget it. 

Without Bradley Beal and basically every other offensive weapon the Wizards have, Smith stepped up big to deliver consecutive wins against two of the best teams in the NBA.

MVP chants

When you dominate two top defenses in back-to-back defenses on a team decimated by injury, it's perfectly appropriate to get some MVP chants in front of your home crowd. 

Smith missed the free throw unfortunately, and probably because he was distracted by the love, but the best part of this might have been Beal's face on the bench.

There's a zero-chance Smith actually wins the MVP award, but there's no question he's the team's MVP over the last week or so.

If it weren't for him, where would this Wizards team be? Certainly not 12-24.

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Wizards congratulate Marcin Gortat on retirement with tribute video

Wizards congratulate Marcin Gortat on retirement with tribute video

Following Marcin Gortat's retirement from basketball, the Wizards and Capitals made sure to congratulate him on wrapping up a 12-year career. 

Gortat spent five seasons with the Wizards from 2013-2018, averaging 11.6 points and 9.2 rebounds during his time in D.C. He was a reliable roll man f next to John Wall and helped lead the team to four straight playoff appearances. 

After spending a short time with the Clippers last season, The "Polish Hammer" decided to retire earlier this week. He did not play in the NBA this year. 

Could there be a Gortat appreciation night at Capital One Arena sometime soon? Wizards fans probably wouldn't oppose. 

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Gilbert Arenas set to return to D.C. in June as part of the BIG3

Gilbert Arenas set to return to D.C. in June as part of the BIG3

Any Wizards fans looking to watch professional basketball over the summer should circle July 11 on their calendar.

Former Wizards star Gilbert Arenas returns to Capital One Arena on that Saturday, as part of the Enemies of the BIG3.

The BIG3 announced their schedule for the 2020 schedule on Wednesday, and all 12 teams will play in Washington, D.C. during the third week of the season.

Arenas, who joined the league last year as a member of the Enemies squad, did not play in the nation's capital last season. The Enemies did not make playoffs in their first season of the BIG3.

Other former Wizards players in the BIG3 include Rashard Lewis, Drew Gooden, DeShawn Stevenson, and Mike Bibby among others.

The fourth season of the BIG3 kicks off June 20 in Memphis, Tenn.

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