Wizards 20-26 vs Warriors 33-14
When: Thursday, January 24th, at 8 p.m.
Where: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.
Wizards: Dwight Howard (Day to Day/ Back), John Wall (Out for the season/ Haglund’s deformity and chronic Achilles tendon injury), Markieff Morris (Day to Day/ Stinger, Neck Stiffness),
Warriors: Jonas Jerebko (Out/ Personal), Damian Jones (Out for the season/ Torn left pectoral)
113.0 – points per game
115.8 – points against
46.5 – Field goal %
118.7 – points per game
111.9 – points against
48.9 – field goal %
Keep an eye on:
DEFENSE: The Warriors are a handful to deal with obviously, featuring five players with all star honors on their resume. Even if a team plays great defense the Warriors can still pick you apart. So for sure, if Washington don’t bring it defensively, the game could be over fairly quickly. Golden State is deadly efficient on offense, ranking first in field goal percentage (48%), second in three point percentage (39%), first in free throw percentage (81%) and first in assist (29.1). They cover all areas offensively. The Wizards will have to try their best to take something away, run Golden State off the three point line, jam the ball handlers in the pick & roll, do something to disrupt their flow and not be phased when the inevitable Warriors run come. Tall order but it has to be done.