Washington Wizards: 3 Takeaways from blowout loss against the Golden State Warriors

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The Washington Wizards were beat down by the Golden State Warriors Wednesday Night, losing 144-122.

The game was over before it even started. The Washington Wizards didn’t stand a chance going toe to toe with the Golden State Warriors.

There was only a small span where the Wizards were actually somewhat close to the defending champs and that was in the second quarter. Both teams scored 34 points and played evenly for the most part.

Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson combined for 102 points. They almost outscored out entire team and they didn’t even play in the 4th quarter! As I mentioned before, it’s great to see where the team stands, but this was outright embarrassing.

It also doesn’t help that Curry dropped 51 points and couldn’t miss from beyond the arc. He made 11 of their 15 three pointers and demonstrated why he’s the leading candidate for MVP.

The first half had a high volume of scoring. Curry had 31 points, Durant had 20, and the Wizards cut down the Warriors 16 point lead to nine and entered halftime with a score of 80-71. The pace of this game in the first half was insane. If given a few more minutes, both teams could have produced a final score number heading into intermission.

After the break, it was all down hill. Golden State came out with to much fire power for the Wizards to handle. Curry put the nail in the coffin when he sank a deep 3-pointer with about 2:46 remaining in the third. By that time, everyone in the Oracle was on their feet and the Wizards were deflated.

Here are some takeaways from this blowout loss.