Story By: Richard Thomas
Photos By: Sol Tucker
There is no mistaking that Steph Curry is the best player in the NBA and an MVP for a reason, tonight he proved that no matter where he was on the court, the scoring was going to happen and happen often.
Curry looked somewhat normal in the second half when he missed seven of 10 shots during the third quarter but was dominant most of the night as the Warriors (45-4) matched the 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers for the best 49-game start in NBA history.
”It’s like Kobe (Bryant) when he had 81,” Wall said. ”He couldn’t miss. You keep defending the best way you can. We challenged some shots. He didn’t have too many open looks. He just made them.”
Wall definitely wasn’t going to let Curry come into his building without putting up a fight as he finished the game shooting 17 of 25 from the field and added 10 assists to set the tone for the Wizards (21-26), who led early but never got closer than two after the first quarter.
”I was just being aggressive and doing whatever shots I had,” Wall said. ”It was just a fast-paced game. (I was) also attacking the basket and getting to the rim a little bit.”
The biggest note of the night that certainly wouldn’t be netting Wizards fans half off Papa Johns Pizza were the 134 points by Golden State put on the stat sheet. These were the most Washington allowed this season.
The Wizards also played tonight without Head Coach Randy Wittman as Assistant Don Newman served as head coach in place of Wittman, who missed his second game following the death of his brother.
Perhaps the The Wizards will have better luck against the Sixers on Friday, as their jerseys with Mandarin lettering to celebrate the Chinese New Year didn’t seem to phase the Warriors one bit.