With 5.9 seconds left and the Wizards needing a three to tie, they found the right player for the job. Nick Young had just buried a three-pointer -- his third of the quarter -- to make it a one point game before Stephen Curry extended the lead back to three on a pair of free throws. But Young misfired and the Wizards fell to the Warriors by a score of 106-102.
For a while it looked like Golden State would cruise to an easy win in Washington. The Wizards trailed by as many as 20 in the second half, but climbed back into the game late by holding the Golden State scoreless for four minutes down the stretch in the fourth quarter. It's the seventh straight loss for Washington.
Monta Ellis pulled up at the top of the key and buried a jumper with 1:45 remaining to stop the bleeding for Golden State, and extend the lead to 102-95. At the other end, Jordan Crawford cut the deficit to 102-99 on a dribble-drive and score. Then Washington got the stop it needed on the defensive end in the form of a Dorrell Wright missed three-pointer. But they could not corral the rebound, which went out of bounds to the Warriors causing the Wizards to have to foul.
The Warriors backcourt of Ellis and Curry combined for 50 points in the win. The Wizards duo of Andray Blatche and Young bested them with 51, but could not finish off the win. Young really got going in the second half and finished with 31 points, while sporting a new hairdoo -- trading his afro for braids.