The Wizards will face their toughest challenge tomorrow night


After losing 12 out of the last 16 games, the Washington Wizards are looking to get back on track. However, that will be tough to do tomorrow night considering who their opponent is.

The Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors will travel to the Nation’s Capital and face off against the Wizards. Although the first matchup that comes to mind in this game is the one between the two star point guards – Stephen Curry and John Wall – the supporting casts for each team are what put them over the top, particularly for the Warriors.

Golden State is averaging 110.3 points and 27.1 assists per game as a team, which both lead the entire league. They are also sixth in the league in rebounding on top of that. Although Steph Curry has been putting up MVP-like numbers, the players around him have been what has made Golden State such a great team this season.

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Besides the obvious players like shooting guard Klay Thompson and small forward Andre Iguodala, another player has been contributing greatly for the Warriors, and it’s been a long wait.

After suffering through some major durability issues from 2011 through 2013, big man Andrew Bogut has stayed healthy and has made a big impact. He is only recording 6.4 points per game, but scoring was never his thing. Rebounding, efficiency, and defense is what makes him so productive when on the court.

He is averaging 8.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game this year, while shooting 56% from the field. Even with the amount of talent that Golden State possesses of on their roster, this guy might be the key to their success. A good big man is not easy to find now a days, and when healthy, Bogut definitely contends as just that.

If the Wizards can snap out of their funk and beat this team, I would be extremely impressed. The Warriors currently hold a record of 43-10, which is tops in the Western Conference and second in the league only behind the league-leading Atlanta Hawks.

Washington is going to have to beat teams of this caliber eventually and there is no better place to start doing that than at home, where they hold a record of 20-9 on the season.

We shall see what happens tomorrow night. For any fan, even not those of the Wizards, this game will be an entertaining one.

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