Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE
The Warriors handled the Wizards the last time the two faced off, and this time they have the full efforts of Stephen Curry.
A healthy Stephen Curry is making all the difference for the Golden State Warriors, who face the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Curry had 28 points in Golden State's 109-102 Friday night win over the Brooklyn Nets, and he also avoided committing a turnover. He's averaging 22.2 points per game over the last six, shooting 59.3 points and picking up a double-double in four of those games.
Golden State faces a Wizards team that stands at 2-14 but surprised everyone with a home win against the Miami Heat, 105-101. Patience was key in that win, with 31 assists on 38 buckets. That may come up again, as teams tend to move the ball around against the Warriors. Golden State opponents average 22.6 assists per game, the eigth highest total in the league.
The last time the two teams met, the Warriors took a 120-100 win, and a foot injury kept Curry to less than 10 minutes. With Curry back at full strength, Saturday is a big opportunity for the Warriors to make a statement.