Mar 5, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) drives to the basket while defended by Golden State Warriors power forward Ekpe Udoh (20) during the first half at the Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE
The Warriors shot the lights out of the Verizon Center en route to a 120-100 win against the Wizards.
Our Warriors vs. Wizards quick-hit recap. Take a moment to catch up on the news, notes and must-see from last night's Wizards action -- good and bad -- with 'Postive Pixels, Wicked Pixels.' It's your morning-after Wizards hangover cure.
• John Wall, again, I guess. Wall didn't have a perfect game, but Wizards fans have to look at his line -- 20 points, 14 assists, six rebounds -- and say, "Hey, at least we still have him."
• There was some comedy here. I'm really stretching, but fans of statistical analysis will enjoy Warrior coach Mark Jackson's answer to my query about the outside-the-box-score impact of Ekpe Udoh. Jackson just rolled his eyes and said, "Yeah, his plus-minus is incredible." #Classic
• The Verizon Center crowd continues to boo Andray Blatche. Think LeBron can't win? Dray can't win. At this point, the boos aren't reserved for screw ups. They come when he heads to the scorers table and when he comes back to the bench. He's become face of What The Wizards Need To Move Away From, and the fans are in his head -- he admitted as much after the game. Can Blatche get some confidence back next week when the Wizards start a five-game road trip? Because right now this feels like a sad march toward amnesty land this summer.
• Must the Wizards spot the opposition a double-digit lead in every contest? Washington allowed 41 points in the opening quarter -- the most the Warriors have scored in any frame so far this season. Golden State hit everything they put up in the first half, shooting 71 percent from the field in the first quarter and finishing the half 8-of-10 from three points. At least Washington clamped down in the second quarter: five steals turned into 12 fast break points, and the Warriors only score 24 points. UGLY.
• Where'd Jordan Crawford's offense go? After hitting 30 points in two of his last four games, the Crawford struggled against the Warriors, shooting just 1-of-9 in the first half and finishing with five points on 2-of-13 shooting. When Crawford got hot against ORL on Wednesday, the Magic used Hedo Turkoglu's length to slow him down. Monday it was Dominic McGuire, who thought his height probably gave Crawford trouble. To make matters worse, Crawford played limited minutes in the second half and watched Nick Young blow up for 22 of his 25 points after the break. To his credit, Crawford didn't let his jumper take him out of the other facets of his game of the game.