Curry went just 2-for-8 from three-point range in a rare tough game from beyond the arc, but he shot 12-for-16 from inside the arc, which saved his night. His success from two-point range helped the Warriors compile 70 points in the paint, as the entire Golden State team struggled from three, starting 1-for-6 from there in the first quarter. DeMarcus Cousins played 24 minutes in his third game back with the Warriors and scored 17 points, as his contribution continues to grow game after game. Cousins missed over a year with a ruptured left Achilles tendon and made his season debut last Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Trevor Ariza led the Wizards with a season-high 27 points, but they saw their mild two-game winning streak come to an end. Bradley Beal added 22 points, as Washington continues to fight for a playoff spot in the East, despite playing without John Wall for the rest of the season. The Warriors led by as many as 12 points on the night, but the Wizards did not go away quietly, cutting their deficit down to two in the fourth quarter. The Warriors would then re-enter Curry to pull away for good, and they have yet to lose a game since January 3rd.
The Warriors will be tested on the road Saturday night on national t.v. when they visit the Boston Celtics, while the Wizards are back in action on Friday against the Orlando Magic.