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Game preview: Warriors host the Wizards in a Hardwood Classic showdown

The Washington Wizards look to be the first team this season to win on Warriors Ground as they’re set to take on the Golden State Warriors. Oh yeah, it’s Hardwood Classics too!

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Tip-off: 7:30pm PST
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
TV: TNT, CSN Bay Area
Radio: KNBR 680

Team Overviews

The Warriors. 53 straight home wins... WOW! That's one helluva accomplishment!

Since their loss to the Spurs over a week ago, the Warriors have been playing like mad men. Klay Thompson, who was named NBA Western Conference Player of the week, recorded two back to back 40-point games against Dallas and Philadelphia. Draymond Green recorded his 12th triple-double and Golden State defeated a struggling 76ers team with just 10 players suited up for the challenge.

The Wizards are coming off a much needed 101-88 win against the Lakers on Sunday. They look to go for back to back wins against Oakland tonight. John Wall finished with a double-double against LA with 22 points and 13 assists. Marcin Gortat also dropped his own double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Washington is looking to be the first team this season to win on the Warriors home court.

Key to the game: Keep on scoring.

We've got multiple players that can score unconsciously on any given game. If we can run up a strong offensive game to make up for our short-handed defense, Washington is going to have to play a lot of catching up to compete with us.

Highlight Predictions:

- Klay Thompson. The kids on fire right now! He's the NBA Player of the week averaging 32.3 ppg and he's shooting 62.2% on the 3-point line! Fans were also treated with back to back 40-point games from Mr. Thompson to close out the week. Predicting another monstrous performance from Splash Brother number 2!

- Stephen Curry. With our Squad sustaining a handful of injuries, expect to see an offensive minded Stephen Curry on the floor tonight creating plays and racking up points.

- A lot Mo' Buckets. Speights dropped a whopping 17 points and 7 rebounds against the team that drafted him on Sunday night. He's been very consistent as of late. Let's keep that momentum going into the playoffs!

- Our Bench. Looks like Shaun Livingston and Anderson Varejao will be back in tonight's rotation against Washington. With key players like Ezeli and Iguodala still out, there's plenty of room to make adjustments. If we can keep the momentum on our side, it might give us a chance to rest a few of our starters.

Win Prediction: I hate close games, but the Warriors close this one out 120-117 and remain undefeated at home.

ICYMI: (Posts from GSoM)

Klay Thompson wins Western Conference Player of the Week!

Warriors Chasing History: After a perfect week, the impossible becoming more likely

Warriors news: Golden State searching for rest with Festus Ezeli, Andre Iguodala recovering, Brandon Rush day-to-day with knee injury

Warriors vs. 76ers Final Score: Dubs win 117-105, Klay Thompson has second straight 40 pt game

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