The Golden State Warriors enjoy one of the most intimidating homecourt advantages in the NBA. The only way they can truly offset that is by beating themselves. Such has been the case in their game Tuesday with the Washington Wizards. With 15 points off turnovers and a 12-2 run to start the second half, the Wizards have pulled ahead in what can be considered a “show me” game on the road for the team.
Nene put the exclamation point on the team’s run with this dunk in transition, set up by a no-look dish from John Wall.
The transition defense by the Warriors could certainly be described as disinterested on that play, and that might be a charitable description. An underrated part of the Warriors’ emergence in recent seasons has been their solid play on defense, so surely Mark Jackson will whip out some of his usual soundbite worthy wisdom to whip them back into shape as they try to hold off the surging Wizards.