The Warriors got Stephen Curry back on Wednesday and he brought just enough mojo with him.
The Warriors subdued the Wizards 114-107 at Verizon Center in Washington despite being slightly outshot (53.2 percent to 50 percent) and thoroughly outrebounded (45-29) and mostly outplayed.
Curry was a big reason for the victory, finishing with a game-high 32 points and adding eight assists. Playing 34 minutes – after missing Sunday's loss in Indiana with a sore foot – Curry added two steals and did not commit a turnover.
Four other Warriors scored in double figures, as Klay Thompson finished with 17 points, Marreese Speights with 16, Draymond Green with 13 and Harrison Barnes with 11.
The Warriors (44-10) got a nice all-around game from Andre Iguodala, who finished with 9 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists in 30 minutes off the bench.
Where the Wizards (33-24) went wrong with in committing a season-high 26 turnovers, off which the Warriors scored 23 points.
Veteran forward Paul Pierce had a turn-back-the-clock performance for the Wizards, scoring a team-high 25 points in 28 minutes. He was hurt in the final seconds of the game and was assisted into the locker room after the buzzer.
The Return of Steph did not disappoint. Curry led the team not only in scoring, shooting 11-of-18 shooting, and assists but also in highlights.
Curry went through his usual vast assortment of circus tricks, displaying a variety of shots, as well as behind-the-back dribbling and passing, often bringing the crowd to its feet.
He outplayed his opposite number, Washington point guard John Wall, who finished with 16 points, 11 assists and eight turnovers.
With the game tied 90-90 and 8:32 left to play, the Warriors went on a 6-0 run to take a lead they never lost.
They finished the game on a 14-8 run over the final four minutes.
Curry (sore right foot) was upgraded from questionable to probable after the morning shootaround and was cleared to start roughly an hour before the game.
The Warriors on Wednesday night head for Cleveland, where on Thursday they face the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.