Washington Wizards: Grades from 144-122 loss to the Golden State Warriors

Washington Wizards Bradley Beal (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Washington Wizards were dismantled by the Golden State Warriors in Wednesday night’s matchup. Now, the team sits at a 1-3 record heading into the final stretch of their 5 game road trip.

I don’t think words can properly describe how disappointing the Washington Wizards loss was to the Golden State Warriors. The final score was 144-122, which could have been much worse if Steve Kerr had played the starters in the 4th quarter.

The one thing the Wizards shouldn’t do, they did, which was try to keep pace with with the Golden State all night. No team in the NBA has the talent to actually keep up with Warriors along with try and play their type of game.

The Wizards shot 12-42 from behind the arc. If you can’t do the math, that’s 28.6% from deep, which is unacceptable against the defending champs.

On the other hand, the Warriors, or should I say Steph Curry, were efficent from the 3-point line. They shot 45.5%, going 15-33. Curry did most of the damage as he went 11-15 from 3-point land and couldn’t be contained all night long.

Bradley Beal lead the Wizards in scoring with 23 points, but that wasn’t enough damage to even come close to stealing this game. Kelly Oubre Jr. played well once again, producing 17 points off the bench. The rest of the Wizards roster played either sub-par or below average at best.

Hopefully, Washington can get Dwight Howard back into the fold relatively soon because they desperately need a big man presence. Jason Smith isn’t cutting it and Ian Mahinmi is already having back issues.

Scott Brooks should have started the game with a smaller lineup rather than giving Smith the start. Small ball has to be their bread and butter until Howard returns.

All that being said, here is a closer look at how the Wizards performed individually while they lost their third game of the season.