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The Warriors haven't lost in Washington since April 2010 and will be out to continue their success in the nation's capital, even if they're without star guard Stephen Curry.
Curry, who missed the Warriors loss at Indiana on Sunday with foot soreness, is listed as probable and will be a game-time decision.
The Warriors (43-10) in Curry's absence leaned on All-Star Klay Thompson, whose 39-point outburst was not enough to prevent defeat against the Pacers. They'll do the same against the Wizards but hope to give Thompson more support regardless of Curry's status.
After getting out to an impressive start, Washington (33-22) has skidded of late, losing eight of its last 10 and the last three in a row, two by double-digits.
Warriors by 4.5.
MATCHUPS TO WATCH
Klay Thompson/Stephen Curry vs. John Wall -- Wall, quick as a hiccup, is the engine that makes the Wizards go – when they go at all. Given Curry's uncertain status (and the location of his injury), it makes sense to assign Thompson to Wall simply because stopping him usually means beating the Wizards.
Andrew Bogut/Draymond Green vs. Marcin Gortat/Nene -- Washington's big men are huge but not particularly clever. The bulkier Nene is the muscle within the paint, which is why he will see Bogut at least part of the time. Green will have it tough with either on defense but neither has a prayer of staying with Green on the perimeter.
KEYS TO VICTORY
1) Lace 'em up -- The Warriors want to run. The Wizards prefer a slow pace and low scores, as indicated by their 27-4 record when holding opponents under 100 points.
2) Beat the bench -- Washington's reserves are inconsistent but can light it up. Their 46.7 percent shooting ranks third, behind the Warriors (47.9) and Bucks (47.2).
3) Find another scorer -- Regardless of Curry's status, the Warriors can't afford another game in which four of their five starters score in single digits.
Warriors, 7-3, Wizards 2-8.
Warriors: Curry (right foot/heel soreness) is listed as probable.
Wizards: G Bradley Beal (stress reaction, right leg) is listed as doubtful.
C Ognjen Kuzmic and F James Michael McAdoo are on assignment with Santa Cruz of the D-League.
Since being swept (0-2) in 2009-10, the Warriors have won six of seven against the Wizards – including the last four in Washington. The Warriors will be seeking a franchise record-tying five-game road win streak over Washington.