Golden State Warriors vs. Washington Wizards: NBA FIGHT NIGHT!!

Golden State Warriors, (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors, (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Washington Wizards 120-117 on Friday night at Oracle Arena after Draymond Green was ejected in the second quarter.

The Golden State Warriors were able to defend home court against the visiting Washington Wizards on Friday night, coming back from an 18-point deficit to win the contest 120-117 at Oracle Arena.

Kevin Durant led the way for Golden State, finishing with 31 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks on 9-of-20 shooting. Stephen Curry tallied 20 points, five rebounds, eight rebounds and two steals, while backcourt mate Klay Thompson posted 18 points two rebounds, three assists and two blocks.

Coming off the bench for the Warriors, David West added in 16 points and four rebounds on 8-of-9 shooting. Kevon Looney was quite the spark plug in the fourth quarter, contributing nine points and five rebounds. Omri Casspi was also great in the second half, finishing a team-high +17.

Otto Porter Jr. was the highest scorer for the Wizards, dropping in 29 points, 10 rebounds and two assists on 11-of-16 shooting. Kelly Oubre Jr. had 19 points, eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

Marcin Gortat dropped 18 points, four rebounds, four assists and two blocks, while John Wall notched a double-double on 20 points and 14 assists. Off the bench for Washington, Mike Scott posted 14 points and seven rebounds, while Jodie Meeks added 10 points.

But by far the biggest story of the night: Draymond Green‘s on-court altercation with Bradley Beal, which resulted in both players being ejected.

To recap: the Wizards were up 64-50 with just 25 seconds left in the second quarter. Beal had possession, opting to take it in to the basket against Green. Green rose up and rejected Beal’s shot attempt, knocking the ball out to Oubre. Green boxed out Beal as Oubre threw up a brick from behind the arc.

All of sudden, Beal attempted to cheap shot Green from behind, grabbing the Warriors point forward by the face. For reasons that no one can accurately explain, Beal continued to lock Green up, putting Green in a headlock as Green smartly chose to wrap Beal up to avoid taking any more blows.

The scuffle led out of bounds as the Wizards bench attempted to pull the players apart, which led to Beal pulling Green down to the hardwood. The players on the court got involved, rushing to help wrench Green away from Beal’s death lock (except for Oubre, who randomly started throwing punches).

Green, who had already earned a technical foul for pestering one of the officials after a whistle, was ejected after receiving his second technical of the game. Beal received a technical and was rightly ejected, as well.

However, the Warriors continued to push through in Green’s absence, going on a 17-4 run to retake the lead for the first time since the 9:30 mark in the first quarter.

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The Wizards attempted to trade baskets with the Warriors right down to the wire, but it seemed all too late as the Dubs were finally able to find their rhythm and close out the game.