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Wizards Hand Warriors 5th loss in 6 games, 123-115 – CBS Baltimore

WASHINGTON (AP) – Corey Kispert scored 16 of his career-high 25 points in the first half, and the Washington Wizards beat the struggling Golden State Warriors 123-115 on Sunday night.

Golden State has lost five of its last six games, and the Warriors have never taken the lead in this game. Golden State is without Stephen Curry (sprained left leg) for the fifth game in a row, and Andre Iguodala (back injury) is also sidelined. James Wiseman (right knee injury) is out for the rest of the season.

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Washington wasn’t particularly fit either, with Bradley Beal (left wrist surgery) and Kyle Kuzma (right knee tendonitis) missing the game, but the Wizards took their second straight win – their first straight win. their first since a three-game streak from January 9-12.

Kispert made six 3-pointers, also a career high. That gives him 96 goals for the season, surpassing the franchise’s rookie record of 91 set by Beal in 2012-13. Kristaps Porzingis scored 23 points for Washington and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 22 points.

Jordan Poole scored 26 goals for the Warriors. Klay Thompson contributed 25 and Andrew Wiggins had 23.

The Wizards took a 28-24 lead after the first inning, and 20-6 in the second making it 57-39. Golden State rallied and led 59-51 after halftime.

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Washington had a comfortable lead throughout the second half, but the Warriors cut it down to five with 32.5 seconds remaining when Damion Lee hit the free throw.

After Washington’s Tomas Satoransky took a throw-in to help Washington make it 121-115, Thompson missed 3 points at the other end.

STANDARD

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The Wizards now follow Atlanta five games to take 10th and last place post-season in the Eastern Conference – just eight games left.

Golden State is fourth behind Memphis in second place in the West and falls 2 1/2 behind Utah and Dallas, who went head-to-head on Sunday night.

CAT

Warriors: This is Golden State’s last regular game against East. The Warriors went to October 20.

Wizards: Washington has scored at least 110 points in eight straight games against Golden State.

NEXT

Warriors: In Memphis on Monday night.

Wizards: Hosts Chicago on Tuesday night.

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