NBA Game Summary - Washington at Golden State
(Monday, January 19th)
Final Score: Golden State 119, Washington 98
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Jamal Crawford notched game-bests of 28 points and eight assists, as the Golden State Warriors made short work of the lowly Washington Wizards with a 119-98 victory.
Stephen Jackson added 26 points, six rebounds and five helpers for the Warriors, who have won three of four following a five-game slide. Kelenna Azubuike totaled 17 points and Corey Maggette 16 as the Warriors thrived from long distance by hitting 13-of-21 three-point tries.
Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler dropped 22 points apiece for the Wizards, who have lost nine of their last 11 overall. Andray Blatche also gave 22 points in addition to nine boards.
The Warriors were up 28-23 after the first quarter and led 60-48 at the break.
Blatche's dunk closed it to 74-67 for the Wizards with 7:16 left in the third frame.
Golden State kept its seven-point lead, 86-79, heading into the final 12 minutes.
Crawford's jumper and Anthony Morrow's three-pointer opened a 91-79 Warriors lead with 9:48 left in the contest.
Nick Young's free throw made it an 11-point game, but Jackson drained a three- pointer to up Golden State's lead to 96-82 with a shade over seven minutes showing on the clock.
"Every time we tried to make a run they responded and our response fell flat," said Wizards coach Ed Tapscott. "We did not have the discipline to take advantage of prosperous moments."
The Warriors went up by as many as 21 points down the stretch.
"I think we settled down [in the second half]," said Maggette. "We got the ball to the people who we needed to get the ball to."
Washington shot 44.4 percent from the field, while Golden State hit at a 53 percent clip...The Wizards hit 5-of-18 from beyond the arc...Washington kicked off a four-game west coast road trip and is a miserable 2-17 on the road this season. The club will also face Sacramento, the LA Lakers and Portland on its trek...The Warriors, meanwhile, improved to 3-1 on a season-long, seven-game homestand. The Warriors are now 9-9 as the host. Golden State will finish its residency with bouts against Oklahoma City, Cleveland and the LA Clippers.
01/19 20:27:55 ET