Washington Wizards: Wizards seek second win against the Golden State Warriors

Washington Wizards John Wall vs. Golden State Steph Curry (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards John Wall vs. Golden State Steph Curry (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Washington Wizards seek their second consecutive victory as they take on the Golden State Warriors at the Oracle arena.

Wednesday night’s meeting between the Washington Wizards and the Golden State Warriors will give us a good indication of where the Wizards stand. Last time the two faced it didn’t go according to plan. Washington ended up losing a 14 point lead that was established heading into halftime.

The Wizards, coming off their first victory against the Portland Trail Blazers, shot the ball extremely well from downtown at 40.5%. The Warriors are currently 3-1, but have not played up to their usual level. They haven’t been scoring as much as they normally do, but the Wizards shouldn’t assume that will continue in this game.

In their last visit to the Oracle, Bradley Beal and Draymond Green got ejected from the game after an altercation early in the first half. There is some heated blood between the two teams so don’t be surprised if this game gets a little chippy.

The game details are below.

Game Info

Game: Washington Wizards vs. Golden State Warriors

When: Wednesday, October 24

Where: Oracle Arena

TV: NBC Sports WashingtonFubo TV

Tip-Off Time: 10:30 pm Eastern Time

Injury Report

Wizards: Dwight Howard (Gluteal Soreness-Out), Ian Mahinmi (Back Spasms-Questionable)

Warriors: DeMarcus Cousins (Left Achilles-Out), Shaun Livingston (Left Knee Contusion-Questionable)

Projected Starting Lineup

Wizards: G-John Wall, G-Bradley Beal, F- Otto Porter Jr., F-Markieff Morris, C-Ian Mahinmi

Trail Blazers: G-Steph Curry, G-Klay Thompson, F-Kevin Durant, F-Draymond Green, C-Damian Jones


The Wizards will need to have another terrific shooting night from beyond the arc. If they want to hang with the best, they need to limit their mistakes and capitalize on every opportunity.

It will be hard to establish an interior presence, especially if Mahinmi isn’t able to suit up for tonight’s affair. Look for Kelly Oubre Jr., to get the start if he cant go. There could also be a Thomas Bryant sighting tonight since Jason Smith isn’t turning out to be that great of an option.

Washington’s perimeter defenders need to make it difficult for Curry and Thompson to get looks beyond the arc. Last time, they were able to create 18 turnovers and gave the splash brothers a troublesome time. And Porter and Oubre need to force Durant into tough shots and situations early in the game to get him uncomfortable.

This will be a challenge for the Wizards since Golden State can go off at any moment. Bench play will be key. It’s been a slow start for Washington’s bench, but that will need to change for Wednesday night.

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All in all, the Warriors All-Star lineup will be to overwhelming for the Wizards to handle. It’s to difficult to contain all 4 superstars. The Wiz will be able to hang with Golden State for most of the game, but come mid-fourth quarter the G-Men seal the game with a plethora of 3-pointers.

Final Score: GSW-129, WSH-115  along with 3 Shimmies, 1 Scuffle, and 2 Technical Fouls.

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