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Wizards at Warriors preview: Washington continues road trip on Sunday

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The Washington Wizards continue their road trip on Sunday to face off against the Golden State Warriors.

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Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards face off against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night.
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The Washington Wizards continue their West Coast trip as they up for the first time to the the Golden State Warriors’ new San Francisco arena. In previous years this was a must-see game. This time it will be mainly a game that could decide lottery odds in May.

Game Info

When: Sunday, March 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET

Where: Chase Arena, San Francisco

How to watch: NBC Sports Washington

Injury Report

Wizards: John Wall (Out).

Warriors: Stephen Curry (Day-to-Day), Andrew Wiggins (Day-to-Day), Ky Bowman (Day-to-Day).

Pregame notes

Steph Curry will not be back — Some rumors previously noted that Steph Curry will return to action after a long absence against the Wizards due to a hand injury. However, the Warrior issued a press release on Saturday that he will not return until March.

Will Andrew Wiggins return? — We also don’t know at this point if Wiggins will suit up. So this game could really turn out to feature three All-Star level players which would dramatically tilt the scales against the Wizards. Let’s see.

The NBA playoffs are still ... a possibility — Washington has not given up hopes for a playoff seed. However, unless they do really well in this West Coast trip that dream would considerably fade away.

Flashback: Wizards play relaxed against a lottery team, and lose

Some weeks ago the Wizards had a chance to go on their first 3-game winning streak and were hosting the league-worst Warriors. Oh, and Beal dropped 43. But, he and the team didn’t show up defensively, and somewhat surprisingly managed to award the Warriors with one of their rare away wins this season and join the exclusive club of New Orleans, Memphis, Chicago and Cleveland as teams who lost to the Warriors on their home turf: