Wizards at Warriors: Game 44 Open Thread


Let’s go get one, Brad. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Wizards will attempt to snap a six-game losing streak against the Golden State Warriors. They have not won at Oracle Arena since Dec. 18, 2009.

Golden State defeated the Wizards, 112-96, when the teams met on Jan. 5 at Verizon Center. Bur Warriors Coach Mark Jackson believes that his team will have a challenge trying to duplicate that lopsided victory in the rematch.

“A well-coached team that plays hard,” Jackson said. “They have guys in the starting lineup that are capable of having big nights individually. John Wall should be an All-Star. One of the best backcourts in basketball with [Bradley] Beal’s ability to shoot and play out the pick-and-roll. Trevor Ariza can stretch the floor from three point range, he can defend and finish. Nene, now starting, has the ability to post-up and make you pay defensively. Marcin Gortat, who can pick-and-pop as a big man and is underrated.”

(TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus. Radio: WFED-1500).

Here’s some reading to help you get ready for the game:

Ariza finds his place

Wizards backcourt takes on “Splash Brothers”

Wizards hope to bring “A game” against the Warriors

Wizards recall Glen Rice Jr. from D-League

 

Michael Lee is the national basketball writer for The Washington Post.
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