The Warriors win their 11th in a row, gain revenge as they blast the Wizards by twenty-two points

April 3, 2017

Golden State Warriors, NBA

by Jerry Feitelberg

Oakland- Steph Curry showed the Wizards and the NBA why he was named the MVP the last two seasons. Steph scored 42 points as he led the Dubs to a 139-115 win over Washington. The win avenged the loss to the Wizards on February 28th. Kevin Durant was injured that night, The Dubs made sure that they did not lose Sunday night.

The Warriors outscored the Wizards in every quarter. The Wizards tied the game at 14 in the first quarter. They trailed the rest of the way. They came close to tieing the score late in the second quarter as they were down by three points 53-50. The Dubs met the challenge and were able to finish the first half with a 10-point lead 67-57.

The Warriors blazed away in the third quarter as they outscored the Wizards 39-31. Steph tossed in 15, and Klay Thompson added 12. The lead after three periods of play was 18. Steph and company did not relax as they continued the scoring onslaught and overwhelmed the Wizards 139-115.

Game Notes and stats- The Warriors won their 11th game in a row and improved to 63-14. There are five games left in the season, and four are at Oracle Arena. The Warriors magic number is 3 to clinch home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. Any combination of Warrior wins or Spurs losses will give them the crown.

Steph and Klay led the Dubs in scoring. Steph had 42 and Klay 23. Draymond Green recorded his 19th career triple-double. The Warrior bench was terrific. Shaun Livingston had a season-high 17 points. David West and JaVale McGee each had 10. Andre Iguodala played another terrific game and continues to wow his coach and the fans with his ability. The Warriors continue to excel on defense. They recorded 7 steals and 14 blocks. The Dubs held John Wall to just 15 points. The Warrior defense has been outstanding in the last five games, all against playoff teams, as they have shut down the leading scorer for each team in every one of those games. Bradley Beal and Bojan Bogdanovich led the Wizards with 20 points each.

The Warriors face the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. The Dubs want to avenge the 103-102 lost to Minnesota on March 10th.

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Retired pharmacist who now has a career as a sports writer and broadcaster

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