Warriors rip through Wizards

By Joe Hawkes-Beamon

WASHINGTON — Stephen Curry was red-hot in the Nation’s capital, knocking down 11 3-pointers en route to 51 points, leading Golden State to their eighth-straight victory with a 134-121 over the Wizards Wednesday night.

Curry, who shot a pathetic 5 of 17 from the floor against the Knicks in New York Sunday, rebounded by shooting 19 of 28 (11 of 16 on 3s). The reigning league MVP made his first six shots from the floor and was in the zone, finishing 13 of 14 from the floor for 36 points in the first half.

Draymond Green collected his 10th triple-double of the season, finishing with 12 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.

Klay Thompson continued his hot shooting, finishing with 24 points on 8 of 19 shooting, including 6 of 13 from three.

Golden State (45-4), matched the 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers for the best 49-game start in NBA history. The Warriors finished with 35 assists, giving them their league-leading eighth straight games with 30-plus assists.

Even in a loss, Washington’s point guard John Wall had a dominating night finishing with a season-best 41 points. Wall shot 17 of 25 from the floor and added 10 assists for Washington (21-26), who couldn’t keep up with Golden State after squandering an early lead in the first quarter.

Golden State will visit the White House on Thursday before heading back to Bay Area for the much anticipated match up with the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday night at Oracle Arena.

 

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