Fans continue to lose their minds over rookie as Golden State Warriors break clutch streak

Boston Celtics v Golden State Warriors
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The Golden State Warriors have won their fourth consecutive game, dominating the second-half to record a 129-118 victory over the Washington Wizards at Chase Center on Friday night.

The blowout win broke Golden State's 14-game streak of going to clutch time -- less than a five-point differential in the last five minutes. It allowed Stephen Curry to rest the entire fourth-quarter, a luxury ill-afforded to the Warriors so far this season.

Fans continue to lose their minds at the production of Trayce Jackson-Davis, with the Golden State Warriors' rookie recording his second-straight double-double

Having finished with his first career double-double in the overtime win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, rookie center Trayce Jackson-Davis saw the floor within the first five minutes of Friday's outing.

The 57th overall pick quickly picked up where he left off, recording a near double-double in the first-half with eight points, nine rebounds and two assists. Fans continued to be in amazement of Jackson-Davis in the second-half, particularly after a sequence where he had a huge block and rebound, followed by a lob dunk on the offensive end.

The 23-year-old finished the game with 10 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, along with three assists and a block in less than 25 minutes. Jackson-Davis became the first Warrior rookie since Stephen Curry in 2010 to record two consecutive double-doubles, and only the third rookie this season (behind Victor Wembanyama and Chet Holmgren) to achieve that feat.

After a slow start in the first-quarter, a Curry explosion in the third period allowed Golden State to create some separation. The two-time MVP had 13 points in the quarter and 30 for the game on 8-13 shooting from beyond the arc, with the Warriors winning the third 38-22 to put the game to bed.

Klay Thompson put on the finishing touches in the fourth-quarter, adding four threes of his own and getting to 20 points for the fifth-straight game. Jonathan Kuminga had one of the best games of his career, finishing with 22 points, four rebounds and three assists on 9-11 shooting in just over 27 minutes.

The third-year forward flashed some playmaking skills, with his passing an undoubted highlight along with a vicious putback slam during the third-quarter. Not to be outdone amid the positives from the younger players, rookie guard Brandin Podziemski showed no signs of his back injury with 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists in nearly 29 minutes.

Chris Paul dished out another 10 assists off the bench and was a game-high +27, while Dario Saric had 13 points playing primarily as a power-forward alongside Jackson-Davis. The Warriors shot 48.5% from the floor and 40% from three-point range, taking advantage of the 29th-ranked Wizards defense.

Former Golden State guard Jordan Poole got a warm reception in his return to Chase Center, scoring 25 points but only on 7-21 shooting including 3-12 from three-point range. Washington forward Kyle Kuzma was limited to just seven points on 3-11 shooting, with Kuminga again doing a good job again after his defense on Jayson Tatum went along way to Tuesday's victory.

The Warriors have now scraped themselves back to a .500 record at 14-14. They'll host the Portland Trail Blazers on the second night of a back-to-back on Saturday night.