Last year, Marcin Gortat came up four games short.
For the Wizards to go beyond the second round of the playoffs, where they've lost in six games in the last two seasons, will require key contributors to do a little bit more.
Barring a major roster overhaul that creates room for Kevin Seraphin and a bump in salary, his time with the Wizards, who acquired him in a trade five years ago on draft night, will end.
If you've got questions for Marcin Gortat, he doesn't have many answers.
The goal of 50 wins is officially over as the Wizards lost for the 33rd time this season to the Houston Rockets, 99-91, in front of their 13th announced sellout at Verizon Center.