Preview: Wizards Look to Extend Win Streak Against Warriors
Game 4- Washington (1-2) at Golden State (3-1)
TV: 1030pm NBC Sports Washington
Last game: Washington defeated Portland 125-124 in overtime.
- Markieff Morris- 28 points, 9 rebounds
- Bradley Beal- 25 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists
- Kelly Oubre Jr.- 22 points, 6 rebounds
Projected Wizards starters-Morris, Porter Jr., Mahinmi, Wall, Beal
Projected Warriors starters-Green, Durant, Jones, Curry, Thompson
Latest from Washington-Washington came back from a 10 point deficit to get the victory, in a game in which there were 29 lead changes. Ian Mahinmi will be a game-time decision on Wednesday. He left the game after four minutes in the 1st quarter due to tightness in his back. The Wizards made 15 3-pointers, highlighted by a career-high six three pointers by Morris. Washington shot 41% from 3-point range, compared to only 28% from the Portland Trail Blazers. Although, the Wizards were outrebounded by a wide margin (83-58), for the first time this season, Washington outscored there opponent in the paint, 52-50. Also, a key to the victory were the Wizards causing Portland to commit 20 turnovers. Washington lost both games last year against Golden State, although in both games Otto Porter Jr. scored 29 points and 10 rebounds in each game.
Latest from Golden State-The Warriors cruised to an easy victory over the Phoenix Suns, as they went out to a 23 point lead at halftime. Stephen Curry scored 15 of his team high 29 points in the 3rd quarter, while Kevin Durant scored 22 points and Klay Thompson scored 16. Golden State shot 51 percent from the field, and recorded 35 assists, led by Draymond Green, who had 8 helpers. The most glaring stat of the night, the Warriors outscored the Suns 34-6 on the fast break. Curry leads the team, and is 4th overall in the NBA, with a 30.5 ppg. In the two victories against Washington, he averaged 22.5 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds per game, while Durant averaged nearly 32 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. Shaun Livingston, who didn’t play against Phoenix with a knee injury, will be a game-time decision. Also, Thompson will be a game-time decision against Washington. He left the game against the Suns due to a mild left ankle sprain. DeMarcus Cousins, who signed with Golden State in the offseason, will start to participate in controlled drills, as he returns from an Achilles injury.