Jan 5, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) shoots the ball as Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) defends in the first quarter at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Warriors vs. Wizards final score: big scoring run gives Golden State a 112-96 win

The Golden State Warriors went on a 30-5 in the third quarter on Sunday afternoon, helping them pull ahead of a pesky Washington Wizards team and eventually going on to win by the score of 112-96.

The visiting Warriors actually played a fairly clean game from start to finish, limiting themselves to 12 turnovers and no single player committing more than 2 turnovers. Steph Curry struggled a bit, shooting just 5 of 17 from the floor and 1 of 5 from long range while scoring 14 points. He did dish out 10 assists in the contest, but it was an uncharacteristically inefficient performance from the Warriors superstar point guard.

Klay Thompson, on the other hand, put up 26 points on 9 of 14 shooting, including 6 of 9 from three-point land. David Lee added 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists.

For the Wizards, there really weren’t any stand-out performers. Just like Curry, John Wall put up 14 points and 10 assists, but also struggled from the floor, shooting 4 of 11. He did shoot 2 of 3 from deep and come away with 3 steals, but he also got very little help from his teammates.

Nene came off the bench and scored 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting, while Marcin Gortat (10 points) and Martell Webster (11 points) were the only other two Wizards to reach double figures in the scoring column.

The Warriors improved their record to 23-13 on the season, including an impressive 12-9 away from their raucous home arena. The Wizards fell to 14-17, but remain firmly in the playoff picture in the horrid Eastern Conference.

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