On January 17, the Warriors beat the Wizards 127-118 away. Curry scored 41 points, surpassing DeRozan in career scoring, and rose to 40th in history. Poole contributed 32 points and scored 23 points in the second quarter, setting a career scoring record in a single quarter. The Warriors led by 5 points at the end of the first half, and the Wizards once overtook them in the second half, but they still lost to the Warriors in the end. Thompson took back-to-back rotations, Wiggins unlocked the 12,000-point milestone, Wizards core Bill continued to be absent due to injury, and Porzingis scored a team-high 32 points.
Warriors: Curry 41 points, 7 rebounds and 6 three-pointers, Poole 32 points, 7 rebounds, 7 three-pointers and 2 steals, Wiggins 14 points and 4 assists, Green 17 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists, Di Vincenzo 11 points and 5 rebounds, Lamb 10 points and 5 rebounds.
Wizards: Porzingis 32 points, Kuzma 16 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists, Gafford 14 points and 5 rebounds, Morris 17 points and 10 assists, Hachimura 16 points, White 9 points and 7 assists.
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Thompson took back-to-back rotations, and Curry played the strongest game since his return, scoring 41 points and leading the team to defeat the Wizards.
In the first quarter, Garford scored a hook, Porzingis hit a three-pointer, and the Wizards started 5-0. Wiggins, Curry, and Poole scored consecutive three-pointers, Gafford dunked, Curry scored 2+1, Porzingis scored two consecutive 2+1s, and Lamb also scored two consecutive three-pointers. Curry ushered in an explosion, scoring 7 points in a row, Rooney made a tip-up, and Kuzma hit a three-pointer at the buzzer from midfield. After the first quarter, the Warriors led the Wizards 35-33, Curry had 17 points and Porzingis had 15 points.
In the second quarter, White scored a layup, Poole also made a layup, Kuzma hit a three-pointer, Wiggins scored a mid-range shot, and the two sides took the lead alternately. Poole ushered in an explosion and scored 9 points in a row. White hit a three-pointer, Porzingis scored consecutive free throws, Hachimura dunked. Wiggins scored 2+1, and Porzingis responded with a three-pointer. Poole also scored 2+1, Curry made a throw, and Poole stepped back and hit a three-pointer. At halftime, the Warriors led the Wizards 69-64. Poole scored 23 points in a single quarter, setting a new high in a single quarter.
At the end of the first half, three players from both sides scored 20+ points. The Warriors’ Curry scored 21 points, Poole scored 26 points, and the Wizards’ Porzingis scored 25 points.
After changing sides, Porzingis hit a three-pointer, Curry scored a mid-range shot, Gafford made a layup, and Kispert also hit a three-pointer. The Wizards went 10-2 and overtook the Warriors by 3 points. Poole hit a three-pointer, Morris shot inside and outside, and Green scored 6 points in a row. Kuzma scored a tip-up, Morris and Hachimura succeeded one after another, and the Wizards led by 7 points. Curry hit a three-pointer, DiVincenzo scored 2+1, Curry hit another three-pointer, Hachimura also scored two goals in a row. Lamb scored a hook and the Warriors tied the score. After three quarters, the Warriors drew with the Wizards 93-93.
In the final quarter, Base Hachimura hit a three-pointer and Gafford made an alley-oop dunk. Green hit a three-pointer, Kuzma scored two three-pointers in a row, and the Wizards led by 8 points. Green hit a three-pointer again, Curry scored 5 points in a row, the Warriors went 12-0 and overtook the Wizards by 4 points. Morris scored 5 points in a row, Curry made another three-pointer, and Green scored a layup. Kuzma made an offensive foul, Curry made another mid-range shot, Poole hit a three-pointer, Wiggins dunked each other, and the game lost suspense. In the end, the Warriors beat the Wizards away.
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Warriors: Curry, Poole, Wiggins, Draymond Green, Looney
Wizards: Morris, Kispert, Kuzma, Polginis, Gafford