Warriors Take on Wizards, Look to Extend Win Streak: Game Preview

There’s no question the Golden State Warriors have caught fire, and they will look to keep that fire burning when they take on the Washington Wizards on Sunday evening. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors have done many things awfully right during their eight-game win-streak, which includes winning the first four games of their seven-game. They are coming off of a comeback win over the Hawks on Thursday thanks to an Andre Iguodala buzzer-beater, which preceded an impressive victory in Miami the night before.

There’s no question the Warriors have caught fire, and they will look to keep that fire burning when they take on the Washington Wizards on Sunday evening. However, the Wizards aren’t going to roll over, having won five of their last eight games and sitting in the fifth seed in the East. Trying to defend the likes of John Wall and Bradley Beal isn’t a walk in the park either.

Tale of the Tape

Warriors

  • Points per game: 103.4 (9th)
  • Field goal percentage: 46.4% (8th)
  • 3-point percentage: 39.2% (3rd)
  • Opponents’ field goal percentage: 43.0% (T-3rd)
  • Rebounds per game: 46.5 (2nd)
  • Turnovers: 17.0 (29th)

Wizards

  • Points per game: 98.5 (19th)
  • Field goal percentage: 44.6% (16th)
  • 3-point percentage: 38.6% (T-4th)
  • Opponents’ field goal percentage: 46.2% (T-17th)
  • Rebounds per game: 42.5 (22nd)
  • Turnovers: 15.0 (T-22nd)

Injury Report

GSW: Festus Ezeli (recovery from right knee surgery) and Jermaine O’Neal (right wrist surgery) are out.

WAS: Al Harrington (right knee surgery) and Glen Rice (fractured right wrist) are out.

Probable Starters

GOLDEN STATE (22-13)

  • F Andre Iguodala
  • F David Lee
  • C Andrew Bogut
  • G Klay Thompson
  • G Stephen Curry

WASHINGTON (14-16)

  • F Trevor Ariza
  • F Trevor Booker
  • C Marcin Gortat
  • G Bradley Beal
  • G John Wall

Good to Know

The Warriors have won nine of their last 12 games against the Wizards, including both games last season.

Game Info

Time: 3:00 PST

Location: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.

TV: LOCAL

Topics: Golden State Warriors

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