Washington Wizards Fall to Warriros’ Kevin Durant, Steph Curry

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28: Stephen Curry /

The Washington Wizards entered their matchup against Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors just a half game behind the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Washington Wizards entered their highly-anticipated game against Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors winning seven of their last 10 games.

However, Steph Curry and Durant’s combined for 57 points proved too much for a Wizards team coming off last night’s hard-fought victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

The victory comes after Durant donated $10 million to Prince George’s County public schools to work on a program called College Track according to Thomas Heath of the Washington Post.

Beal ended the night with just eight points and shot 20 percent from the field. The performance comes following Beal’s early season ejection following a scuffle with Draymond Green.

A dejected Bradley Beal remained on the bench to begin the fourth quarter and didn’t return to action until about midway through the quarter. Moments later, Beal converted on a 3-point basket to cut the Wizards deficit to just nine points.

Otto Porter Jr., who entered the contest averaging 18.7 points in his last 13 games, turned in a team-high 29 points and 10 rebound for his tenth double-double of the season.

As NBA legend Jalen Rose pointed out in the NBA ESPN postgame show, the Warriors shut down Beal by throwing multiple defenders in his face including Durant, Curry, and Draymond Green.

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John Wall missed his 14th straight game and is expected to miss a couple more weeks. The Wizards schedule doesn’t get any easier with their next game against the East-leading Toronto Raptors.

Friday’s contest will mark the Wizards fourth straight nationally televised game as the Wizards hope to continue their surge towards the NBA playoffs.