Post game party thread: Warriors beat Wizards 125-117 their second consecutive win. Team cannot be beat in February, put the league on notice!

The Golden State Warriors are undefeated in the month of February. That’s two - count ‘em two! - wins in a row. They led by as many as 19 points before holding off a late rally from the Wizards to seal the win.

Nothing is easy for this Warriors squad. Wracked by injuries and playing with a ramshackle assembly of low-cost players, Golden State has looked every bit as bad as their record shows. But wins like these last two are promising because the Warriors were actually able to capitalize on some weak defenses. As my buddy Twon says, “even if the door is open, the ride ain’t free.”

Great job by the short-handed Warriors!

As per our standard operating procedure here at Let’s Go Warriors, this is just a short party thread to celebrate the rare win. We will have a full, detailed recap for you tomorrow. For now, let’s party!

Alec Burks shined in his understudy role for D’Angelo Russell - who was held out with a bruised thigh. 30 points in just 29 minutes, including five made threes, and some timely defense for the wing player that has seen his name swirling in the trade winds all season.

Here’s rookie Eric Paschall, reminding the world of why he got an invite to the Sophomore/Freshman game this year.

Another really encouraging development: Kevon Looney has looked “back” in a much more substantial way than his previous stint earlier in the season. I hope we can get some additional information on the injury and his overall health soon, because this is the Looney that had so many of us shocked that the Warriors were able to sign him on such a reasonable contract.

As predicted, the Warriors ran roughshod all over the Washington Wizards’ NBA-worst defense; check out this first half:

Great game, even if it was so early I missed most of it, it sure does feel great to see this Warriors team getting some wins finally.

Servant of Luna Stats Summary

Final stats:

Warriors:

49.4% shooting (43/87 FGs)

15/30 three pointers

24/31 FTs

44 rebounds (12 off.)

31 assists

14 turnovers

8 steals

6 blocks

Wizards:

50.6% shooting (42/83 FGs)

9/22 three pointers

24/29 FTs

35 rebounds (2 off.)

28 assists

11 turnovers

6 steals

4 blocks

Points in paint:

Warriors: 44

Wizards: 44

Fastbreak points:

Warriors: 11

Wizards: 9

Points off turnovers:

Warriors: 14

Wizards: 9

Bench points:

Warriors: 52

Wizards: 52

Top players:

Warriors:

Burks: (+7)

30 points 9/17 FGs 5/10 three pointers 7/8 FTs

3 rebounds 2 assists 2 turnovers 2 steals

Robinson III: (+9, 2nd place)

22 points 8/13 FGs 2/4 three pointers 4/4 FTs

6 rebounds (2 off.) 7 assists 2 turnovers

Green: (+8, 2nd place)

12 points 5/8 FGs 2/3 three pointers

10 rebounds (1 off.) 7 assists 3 turnovers 2 steals 1 block

Lee: (+3, 3rd place)

19 points 7/15 FGs 5/9 three pointers

1 rebound 6 assists 2 turnovers 1 steal

Paschall: (+6, 3rd place)

14 points 5/13 FGs 4/9 FTs

10 rebounds (4 off.) 1 assist 2 turnovers

Honorable mention:

Chriss: (-8)

13 points 5/5 FGs 3/4 FTs

5 rebounds (2 off.) 1 assist 1 turnover 2 steals

Wizards:

Beal: (+4)

43 points 15/30 FGs 3/7 three pointers 10/10 FTs

2 rebounds 6 assists 3 turnovers 2 steals

Bertans: (+11)

19 points 6/9 FGs 5/7 three pointers 2/3 FTs

4 rebounds 5 assists 1 turnover 1 steal 1 block

Bryant: (-1)

11 points 3/3 FGs 5/6 FTs

7 rebounds (1 off.) 3 assists 2 blocks

Honorable mention:

Wagner: (+5)

8 points 4/5 FGs

2 rebounds 1 turnover

Hachimura: (-4)

11 points 5/8 FGs 1/2 FTs

8 rebounds 2 turnovers