Durant plays hometown hero, leads Warriors to easy win vs. Wizards

Steph Curry

Washington was playing on the second half of a back-to-back after winning at Milwaukee on Tuesday night, and a bit of lethargy showed early on while falling into a 16-point deficit in the second quarter.

The Warriors also met with kids in the National Museum of African American History and Culture instead of meeting with Trump.

Even though the team declined a White House invite previous year after their victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, the team met up with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep Barbara Lee - both California Democrats - in Washington Wednesday after a game against the Wizards.

Before a game against the New York Knicks on February 26, Klay Thompson, unlike many of his teammates and head coach Steve Kerr, kept his criticism muted, calling a visit to the White House a "great honor". Only four other teams give up more points off turnovers, so if the Wizards' want to get out in transition at some point, capitalizing off the Warriors occasional casualness is their best opportunity. So to commemorate their most recent National Basketball Association championship, the Dubs are in fact spending Tuesday in the nation's capital - but in lieu of the traditional visit to the White House, they're going museum-hopping.

"It's kind of beating a dead horse at this point", he said.

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At the Warriors' shootaround before Wednesday night's game, they avoided mixing politics with the experience they had at the museum. Stephen Curry had 14 of his 21 points in the third quarter.

We also go over the $10 million gift from Kevin Durant to his hometown to help kids from under-privileged areas go to college.

The Warriors then released the following statement saying they had planned to decide as a team before Trump's tweet.

"We left it up to the players - what they made a decision to do, what they wanted to do". Us as a team, on the court. Klay Thompson expressed no remorse when asked about not stopping by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue following a victory against the Knicks by stating: "We're doing a great thing anyways". I think they've done a nice job of just moving the ball a little more and spacing you out.

His performance came nearly a year after he suffered a sprained knee in the opening minutes of the Warriors' game against the Wizards in Washington, an injury that would sideline him for five weeks. So they made their plans.



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