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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Coaching and Bench Play

Washington Wizards. KELLY OUBRE JR.. A. Kelly Oubre Jr. was the only other person besides Beal that played well. In 30 minutes, he had 17 points and 4 rebounds. He went 5-10 from the field and 3-6 from deep. Oubre has solidified himself as the sixth-man for the Wizards. When attacking the basket, Oubre was difficult to guard for the Warriors roster. He also played good defense as times. But he’s only one man and couldn’t do it all by himself.. Forward

C+. Jeff Green was solid. He played good defense and shot the ball well, going 3-6 from the field, resulting in 10 points. Green is going to be a consistent player off the bench for the Wizards that doesn’t make any mistakes. The problem in Wednesday night’s performance was that he didn’t do anything spectacular.. Foward. Washington Wizards. JEFF GREEN

F. It’s been frustrating to watch <a href=. Guard. Washington Wizards. AUSTIN RIVERS

D. <a href=. Guard. Washington Wizards. TOMAS SATORANSKY

D. Scott Brooks laid an egg against Golden State. Starting Smith was the first mistake. He’s not a big man that can hang with the “Big 4” of the Warriors or with the majority of their roster for that matter. Smith starting didn’t help the team get off to a great start. In addition, Brooks fell into the trap of trying to go tit-for-tat with the Warriors. Their offense is to dominant to try and replicate or keep up with, especially with all their star power. Washington should have attacked the basket more aggressively instead of settling for jump shots. The Wizards looked decent heading into intermission only down by 9 and I would have assumed Brooks would have made some adjustments, but it didn’t look like it. The Warriors came out in the second half and dismantled the Wizards. It also doesn’t help that Steph Curry went for 51 points. When these type of moments happen, all you can do is basically sit back and watch. And Brooks did just that.. Coach. Washington Wizards. SCOTT BROOKS