Game Recap: Wizards 97 - Warriors 101

A late second half charge brought the Wizards to within a one possession game but in the end the Warriors held on for a 101-97 victory on Saturday night at Verizon Center.

The Wizards trailed most of the way but a pair of tough contested threes by Jordan Crawford left the Wizards down by 1. After a pair of Steph Curry free throws, Golden State elected to foul Beal up by three rather than let him try to tie the game. Beal made the first free throw and missed the second intentionally where he got his own rebound but just couldn't convert. Landry then converted a pair of FTs to put the Warriors up by four and seal the game.

Free throw shooting and rebounding let the Wizards down as they shot 60.9% from the stripe and were out rebounded 57-37 by Golden State. Crawford led the Wizards in points, rebounds and assists with a line of 22, 7 and 8. Cartier Martin tied his season high with 14 points, Beal had 17, and Seraphin had 14. For the Warriors, David Lee had a double-double with 24 points and 17 rebounds, Klay Thompson had 23 points and Stephen Curry had 22.

The Wizards are back in action Tuesday night in New Orleans.