The saying always goes “one’s an accident, two’s a trend, and three’s a problem.” This proverb appears all too relevant for the Washington Wizards franchise. The team has been consistently inconsistent, as Washington’s roller coaster ride of a season continued Sunday evening, falling at the hands of the Golden State Warriors 112-96.
The Zards played a phenomenal first half holding at one time an 11-point lead. The bench contributed quality minutes in the first half as Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton, Nene, and Martell Webster all produced big games. Then, the potent Golden State offense got going towards the end of the second half and showed no signs of letting up, outscoring Washington 34-15 in the third quarter. During the second half, David Lee and Klay Thompson appeared to have shocked the Wizards scoring 21 and 26 points respectively. Thompson was deadly from behind the arc converting 6-9 from downtown, while Lee scored most of his points from within the paint. Combine the impressive outings of Lee and Thompson with the consistency of Stephan Curry, and that’s a recipe for disaster if your Wizards head coach Randy Whittman.
While the Warriors offense was clicking, John Wall and Bradley Beal struggled shooting a combined 8-26. Washington must now recover after their third straight lose as the Charlotte Bobcats come to down on Tuesday night in a game Washington must win in order to regain momentum in hopes of reaching the post season.