Golden State Warriors vs Washington Wizards 02/02/16 Preview
Golden State Warriors (44-4) at Washington Wizards (21-25) (8 pm EST)
The most unbeatable teams always seem to fall to the league’s bottom dwellers. That’s just the way it goes in sports. This #NBA season, the Golden State Warriors led by reigning #NBA #MVP Steph Curry have only four losses in 48 games played. 44-4. No matter what it stands for, that’s an impressive stat. In this case, winning basketball games; which isn’t exactly easy no matter who you’re playing against. This is the #NBA after all, and that’s why they have matched the all-time record.
The Washington Wizards on the other hand are…not good. You would think with Curry on the road and no hometown fans to pump him up the Wizards may have a slightly better chance tonight right…? Wrong…They are worse at home (10-15) then on the road (11-10) and the Washington crowd is probably there because they are hyped to watch the will-be 2016 #NBA #MVP Steph Curry.
The -10.5 line is fair, but I think the Warriors will eat it up quick. I expect the normal Curry routine in this one: scores 30+ points and a handful of assists before he watches his teammates close out the Wizards from the bench during the fourth-quarter as Golden State collects their 45th win of the season.
Golden State recorded 68 assists on 89 baskets, and drained 29 of 59 three-pointers between in their last two. They also extended their streak of at least 30 assists to seven games and at least 10 three-pointers to 10.
The last #NBA team to record 30-plus assists seven games in a row was the 1993-94 Warriors.
Draymond Green had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to tie a 55-year-old franchise record last time out (ninth triple-double), and Klay Thompson is always one to watch for – making 14 of 18 shots for 34 points himself.
John Wall is obviously Washington’s best player, but Marcin Gortat could pile up the boards tonight and take advantage of a loose Warriors defense for some points if the score is wide.
Advice: All the Warriors are options as the Wizard defense isn’t exactly impenetrable. Use their depth players wisely to fill holes in your lineup and maybe get a better performance than you would elsewhere based on this matchup.