By: Alex Qiu
The Warriors wrapped up a perfect, if not surprising, six game home stand against the Washington Wizards Monday night. With Klay Thompson returning after resting the past week with a minor sprained ankle, the Dubs continued to prepare themselves for what will hopefully be a deep playoff run.
The first half was pretty even between both squads, with John Wall and Stephen Curry going head to head in a marquee matchup of point guards. Curry heated up and had 15 going into halftime while Draymond Green had 10. Bradley Beal had 8 to keep the Wizards within 3 at the break.
Two things happened in the third quarter: the Warriors defense locked every single Wizard down, and the Wizards struggled to put the ball in the hoop. Washington was held to 8 points and 1 made field goal, while Curry continued to orchestrate a balanced attack along with Mo Speights and Andre Iguodala. The fourth quarter lead ballooned up to 25+ and the game was sealed.
The win was very nice for the Dubs, but viewers have come to expect brilliant performances such as tonight’s quite frequently. Washington continues its up and down season and have a lot of questions about their team heading into playoff time. The only point of concern for the Warriors is that Klay was held to 8 points in limited minutes, but that was likely due to rust. The Warriors head to Portland on Tuesday night to face the Blazers while the Wizards return home to play the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
Cover Image: By Keith Allison (John Wall Josh Smith.jpg) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons