Can Wizards Move Over .500?

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Updated: January 29, 2014
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At 22-22, the Wizards are now, AGAIN, in position to move over the .500 mark for the first in more than four seasons. Washington moved to 2-1 on their current road trip and ended a six game losing streak against Golden State in the process on Tuesday night. After a slow first half, Bradley Beal scored 18 of his 20 points after intermission, leading Washington to an 88-85 win over Golden State in Oakland.

Anytime you can win on the road it is huge, beating the Warriors at home in a close game is something else. Golden State has been in an league high 18 games this season decided by four points or less. Stephen Curry, who led all scorers, was “held” to 23 points. The clutch guard had a chance to force overtime, but missed a difficult three pointer as time expired.

Coach Randy Wittman POST GAME

Wizards at Warriors PHOTO GALLERY

Wizards at Warriors GAME BOOK

A win at Golden State is a bonus for any team in the Association. A win over the Clippers in Los Angeles the next night is just as tough, especially when the Wizards haven’t done so in six years. Despite playing without injured All-Star guard Chris Paul, the Clippers are looking for their fourth straight win tonight. LA, who is 18-3 at the Staples Center this season, beat the Wizards 113-97 last month at the Verizon Center.

Wizards @ Clippers MEDIA NOTES

The Wizards return home to tip off a FIVE game home stand, with Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder coming to town on Saturday night. Over eight days, Washington will also host Portland, San Antonio, Cleveland and Sacramento.

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