Warriors fall to Wizards 124-110, looking like a team that just played back-to-back games with only eight guys

Credit to the short-handed Warriors. Playing the second game of a back-to-back (both of them with only eight players available) they just couldn’t quite muster enough to overcome the visiting Washington Wizards.

Well, the Warriors are probably happy to at least have gotten a split. One win per weekend would be a fantastic state of affairs given the way the season has gone to date.

With a season as rough as this one has been, Dub Nation has issued a temporary price reduction on street cred, and will now be accepting moral victories. Tonight, they managed to hang within four points up until halftime, before succumbing to an avalanche of three pointers.

The team stats tell the whole story.

Warriors shot 47% from the field, and went 9 of 28 from deep.

The Wizards, for their part, got absolutely scorching hot - 20 of 30 as a team from the three point line, led by Bradley Beal’s 7-9 performance.

Looking ahead, there’s light at the end of the tunnel… wait? Or are those just headlights headed right at us?

Jokes aside, Steph Curry will begin the final stage of his return tomorrow. I’m not sure how the G League squad will feel when Curry shows up to their Monday practice, but Golden State wants him to get some full court run in with actual basketball players; this puts his return as early as Thursday in all likelihood.

Servant of Luna Stats and Warrior Wonders

Top players:

Wizards:

Bertans: (+3)

29 points 9/14 FGs 8/10 three pointers 3/3 FTs

4 rebounds (1 off.) 2 turnovers 1 block

Beal: (+22)

34 points 10/24 FGs 7/9 three pointers 7/8 FTs

2 rebounds (1 off.) 8 assists 1 turnover 5 steals

Bryant: (+13)

12 points 5/6 FGs 1/1 three pointer 1/1 FT

2 rebounds (1 off.) 1 turnover 1 steal 2 blocks

Honorable mention:

Hachimura: (+12)

15 points 4/8 FGs 1/2 three pointers 6/7 FTs

8 rebounds (1 off.) 1 assist 1 turnover

Warriors:

Mulder: (+5)

17 points 6/10 FGs 3/7 three pointers 2/3 FTs

2 rebounds 1 assist 1 steal 1 block

Paschall: (-6)

17 points 7/14 FGs 1/2 three pointers 2/3 FTs

7 rebounds (5 off.) 6 assists 2 turnovers

Chriss: (-18, 3rd place)

12 points 6/8 FGs

13 rebounds (2 off.) 2 assists 5 turnovers 2 blocks

Wiggins: (-31, 3rd place)

27 points 9/19 FGs 1/5 three pointers 8/11 FTs

6 rebounds (1 off.) 2 assists 4 turnovers 2 steals 2 blocks

Honorable mention:

Poole: (-4)

17 points 5/9 FGs 2/3 three pointers 5/7 FTs

3 rebounds (1 off.) 7 assists 4 turnovers

Bender: (-6)

8 points 4/12 FGs 0/3 three pointers

10 rebounds (6 off.) 2 turnovers

Final stats:

Wizards:

48.8% shooting (40/82 FGs)

20/30 three pointers

24/27 FTs

34 rebounds (5 off.)

24 assists

13 turnovers

10 steals

5 blocks

Warriors:

47.2% shooting (42/89 FGs)

9/28 three pointers

17/24 FTs

52 rebounds (18 off.)

25 assists

22 turnovers

7 steals

7 blocks

Points in paint:

Wizards: 34

Warriors: 58

Fastbreak points:

Wizards: 22

Warriors: 14

Points off turnovers:

Wizards: 28

Warriors: 15

Bench points:

Wizards: 48

Warriors: 51