The Washington Wizards backcourt has always been known as one of the best tandems in the league. In Tuesday night’s contest, the combo of Bradley Beal/John Wall proved that theory true after their 88-85 win against the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors pair of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were unable to out duel the Beal/Wall duo. After two quarters, the Wizards trailed by and things weren’t looking good as Beal was just 1 of 8 from the field.
Beal, however, turned it on in the second half and scored 18 of his 20 points to pace the Wizards. Wall finished with just 15 points and 8 rebounds, but his clutch shot making ability down the stretch iced Washington’s victory. On the other end of the floor, Curry was unable to match Wall in the clutch, as the Golden State star air balled a contested three pointer as time expired.
The Washington defense made great strides, Tuesday, allowing just 88 points after giving up 112 in the teams’ first meeting. Heading into Tuesday’s game, the Wizards had dropped their last six contests against the Warriors. Now, Washington will regroup after their impressive win, continuing their west coast road trip against the Los Angeles Clippers tonight in what should be a high scoring affair.