Golden State Warriors vs. Washington Wizards: Who’s the NBA’s best PG?

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The Golden State Warriors will host the Washington Wizards on Friday at Oracle Arena.

Golden State Warriors fans are set for quite the night as the Dubs welcome the Washington Wizards to Oracle Arena for a late Friday night matchup, and the question on everyone’s mind is how two of the NBA’s best backcourts will fare against one another to start the 2017-18 regular season.

Earlier in the week, former Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce went on record for ESPN to talk about John Wall, saying that he considered the Wizards frontman to be the best point guard in the league.

Not only was Pierce’s comment considered disrespectful to the reigning NBA MVP, but it was also considered to be a slight toward 2-time NBA champion and 2-time MVP Stephen Curry. When asked about Pierce’s comments, Curry remained mum on the subject, smiling.

Tonight, Curry has the opportunity to show Pierce — and the rest of the basketball world — why he’s still the league’s top floor general.

Game Details

Golden State Warriors v. Washington Wizards

Tip-Off: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. PDT

Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area, NBA TV

Radio: 95.7 The Game, Warriors Radio Network

Projected Starting Lineups

Washington Wizards

PG: John Wall

SG: Bradley Beal

SF: Otto Porter Jr.

PF: Kelly Oubre Jr.

C: Marcin Gortat

Head Coach: Scott Brooks

Golden State Warriors

PG: Stephen Curry

SG: Klay Thompson

SF: Kevin Durant

PF: Draymond Green

C: Zaza Pachulia

Head Coach: Steve Kerr

Injury Report

GSW: No injuries listed. Knock on wood.

WAS: No injures listed.

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The key to beating the Wiz is to find a way to limit their backcourt of Wall and Beal. Both of them have started the season strong, but they’re coming off a bad loss to Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers.

And let’s be real: if the Lakers can find a way to limit Washington and steal the win in overtime, any team in the world can probably do the same.

(All game information provided via Warriors PR)