Wizards 29-36 vs Warriors 46-22
When: Monday, March 14th, at 10:00p.m.
Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
TV: NBCS Washington, NBC Sports Bay Area
Radio: The Team 980, WFED 1500 AM/ 95.7 The Game
Wizards: Brad Beal (Out, Left Wrist Surgery),
Warriors: Andrew Wiggins (Out, Illness), James Wiseman (Out, Knee), Gary Payton II (Out, Knee), Andre Iguodala (Out, Back)
Keep an eye on:
Washington's Team Defense: Play some....show some pride!
Kristaps Porzinigis: will have to bring it tonight against the Warriors, ESPECIALLY, with the return of Draymond Green. Porzingis didn't in Saturday's loss to Portland so he should have fresh legs to be the three level scorer, rim protector and versatile center piece that the Wizards feel he can be. If the Wizards are to have any shot tonight, he has to show up...on both ends.
Warriors Guards: are LETHAL. It starts of course with Steph Curry, the greatest shooter of all time, yet, is an all around threat. Curry, when he reaches half court, is literally in range, which means he demands a lot of attention wherever he goes on the floor. Curry is coming off a game where he scored 8 points on 3-7 shooting, looking instead to feed a hot Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole who combined for 68 points in a Warriors win over Milwaukee 122-109. Washington needs to be on high alert tonight for an aggressive Curry and Thompson and Poole looking to continue where they left off against Milwaukee.
Return of Draymond Green: is a big deal for the Warriors who has struggled without their defensive ace and all star. Green can defend all five positions and is tied for the team lead in rebounds per game (7.6) with Kevin Looney, leads the team in assists per game (7.4), tied for the team lead in steals per game (1.4) with Curry and leads the team in blocks per game (1.2). His impact is a big reason for the Warriors success. Washington's forwards, specifically Kyle Kuzma and Rui Hachimura, must match Greens intensity on both ends to neutralize the way he impacts the game or he can single handedly lead the Warriors to another victory.