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Durant, Curry, Warriors beat Wiz 109-101 after museum visit

WASHINGTON (AP) Coach Steve Kerr's Golden State Warriors allowed a 16-point lead shrink to two at halftime against the Washington Wizards. Nothing that a typically dominant third quarter by the Warriors couldn't solve.

Using a 16-4 run out of halftime, Golden State won for the seventh time in eight games by beating the Wizards 109-101 as Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 25, and Klay Thompson helped limit Bradley Beal to eight Wednesday night, a day after the Warriors took schoolkids to a museum instead of visiting President Donald Trump at the White House.

Asked for the secret to such success at the outset of the second half, Kerr couldn't help but respond with a joke.

''Mainly fiery halftime speeches from the coach - Knute Rockne style, `win one for (assistant) Ron Adams' type speeches,'' Kerr said with a chuckle. ''No, it's not about adjustments. It's about our guys, I think, just wanting to make a push coming out of the break. I can't really explain it other than throwing that at you.''

In his team's previous game, a win Monday at the New York Knicks, the Warriors held a 39-18 edge in the third quarter, the seventh time this season they outscored an opponent by at least 20 points.

This time, it was 27-14. Wizards coach Scott Brooks' take on the Warriors' dominance right after halftime?

''You could probably easily start off with saying they have four All-Stars. That's a pretty good start. They should have a pretty good `every' quarter,'' Brooks said.

Beal came in averaging a team-leading 23.7 points but he missed his first nine shots and had zero points at halftime. His first basket came with under 5 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter.

''They took a lot of my shots away. They doubled. They switched,'' Beal said. ''Their main objective was to take the ball out of my hands.''

A lot of the credit goes to Thompson.

''Klay did a really good job,'' Kerr said. ''We assign Klay with the most difficult job night after night.''

The Wizards were again without All-Star point guard John Wall, who sat out his 14th game in a row after surgery on his left knee, but they trailed only 58-56 after two quarters Wednesday. 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.

''We came out a little lackadaisical, a little sluggish,'' Beal said.

The Warriors, meanwhile, were well-rested after getting Tuesday off. They dispensed with the reigning NBA champs' traditional White House visit while in town, opting to spend the day touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture with students from Durant's nearby hometown of Seat Pleasant, Maryland.

''We left it up to the players - what they decided to do, what they wanted to do. And this is what they decided to do, and it was a wonderful day yesterday,'' Kerr said. ''I think everybody enjoyed it.''

In September, Curry said he would not visit the White House if invited; Trump then announced on Twitter that the ''invitation is withdrawn!''

TIP-INS

Warriors: 21-3 against Eastern Conference opponents this season, 12-1 on the road. ... Entered the day tied with the Rockets for the most wins in the NBA this season with 47.

Wizards: Otto Porter Jr. led Washington with 29 points and 10 rebounds. ... Washington has scored at least 100 points in 15 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the East.

TURN, TURN, TURN

The Wizards helped create an early deficit with five turnovers that led to 11 points for the Warriors, including a Curry-to-Durant alley-oop dunk that put Golden State up 32-21. Washington finished with 18 turnovers, which translated to 26 points. ''Unfortunately for us,'' Brooks said, ''that's been sneaking up on us.''

UP NEXT:

Warriors: At Atlanta on Friday.

Wizards: Host East-leading Toronto on Friday.

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Key Players
S. Curry
30 PG
B. Beal
3 SG
36.4 Min. Per Game 36.4
23.7 Pts. Per Game 23.7
4.4 Ast. Per Game 4.4
4.5 Reb. Per Game 4.5
49.1 Field Goal % 46.2
49.4 Three Point % 46.4
91.8 Free Throw % 79.3
  Defensive rebound by Stephen Curry 0:02
  Kelly Oubre missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:02
+ 1 Stephen Curry made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:15
+ 1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 2 free throws 0:15
  Personal foul on Tomas Satoransky 0:15
+ 2 Tomas Satoransky made layup 0:17
+ 1 Stephen Curry made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:23
+ 1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 2 free throws 0:23
  Personal foul on Kelly Oubre 0:23
+ 1 Kelly Oubre made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:25
+ 1 Kelly Oubre made 1st of 2 free throws 0:25
Team Stats
Points 109 101
Field Goals 37-71 (52.1%) 36-90 (40.0%)
3-Pointers 10-24 (41.7%) 11-32 (34.4%)
Free Throws 25-30 (83.3%) 18-21 (85.7%)
Total Rebounds 40 56
Offensive 3 18
Defensive 33 32
Team 4 6
Assists 24 25
Steals 10 7
Blocks 8 3
Turnovers 15 16
Fouls 21 24
Technicals 1 3
32 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST
29 PTS, 10 REB, 2 AST
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away team logo Warriors 48-14 36222724109
home team logo Wizards 36-26 21351431101
Team Stats
away team logo Warriors 48-14 116.4 PPG 45.5 RPG 27.9 APG
home team logo Wizards 36-26 111.6 PPG 40.7 RPG 24.3 APG
Key Players
K. Durant SF 28.8 PPG 7.7 RPG 6.2 APG 51.0 FG%
O. Porter SF 11.7 PPG 5.6 RPG 2.0 APG 48.7 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Durant SF 32 PTS 6 REB 4 AST
O. Porter SF 29 PTS 10 REB 2 AST
52.1 FG% 40.0
41.7 3PT FG% 34.4
83.3 FT% 85.7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Durant 37 32 6 4 0 0 3 3 12/20 3/6 5/6 0 6 43 +17
S. Curry 35 25 5 3 2 0 6 3 5/15 4/9 11/12 0 5 32 +20
K. Thompson 36 13 3 0 2 0 0 0 5/11 3/6 0/0 1 2 18 -10
D. Green 37 11 6 11 2 2 2 4 5/6 0/1 1/2 0 6 41 +7
J. McGee 13 2 6 1 1 2 1 2 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 6 12 +19
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Durant 37 32 6 4 0 0 3 3 12/20 3/6 5/6 0 6 43 +17
S. Curry 35 25 5 3 2 0 6 3 5/15 4/9 11/12 0 5 32 +20
K. Thompson 36 13 3 0 2 0 0 0 5/11 3/6 0/0 1 2 18 -10
D. Green 37 11 6 11 2 2 2 4 5/6 0/1 1/2 0 6 41 +7
J. McGee 13 2 6 1 1 2 1 2 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 6 12 +19
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Iguodala 29 14 7 2 1 3 0 3 4/5 0/1 6/6 1 6 29 -9
S. Livingston 16 6 1 0 0 0 0 3 3/5 0/0 0/0 0 1 7 -8
J. Bell 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 5 -6
Z. Pachulia 5 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 2/4 0 0 3 +6
D. West 14 2 1 1 0 1 2 1 1/4 0/0 0/0 1 0 4 -11
N. Young 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 2 +15
O. Casspi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Looney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. McCaw - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Cook - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boucher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 109 36 24 10 8 15 21 37/71 10/24 25/30 3 33 196 +40
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
O. Porter 32 29 10 2 2 0 1 2 10/17 4/6 5/5 3 7 44 -3
M. Morris 36 16 9 4 1 0 1 4 6/12 2/4 2/2 2 7 33 -11
T. Satoransky 33 11 5 3 0 0 2 2 5/8 1/2 0/0 3 2 20 -22
B. Beal 36 8 4 5 1 0 5 4 3/15 2/8 0/0 0 4 18 -14
M. Gortat 13 2 3 3 0 0 2 0 1/4 0/0 0/0 2 1 9 -19
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
O. Porter 32 29 10 2 2 0 1 2 10/17 4/6 5/5 3 7 44 -3
M. Morris 36 16 9 4 1 0 1 4 6/12 2/4 2/2 2 7 33 -11
T. Satoransky 33 11 5 3 0 0 2 2 5/8 1/2 0/0 3 2 20 -22
B. Beal 36 8 4 5 1 0 5 4 3/15 2/8 0/0 0 4 18 -14
M. Gortat 13 2 3 3 0 0 2 0 1/4 0/0 0/0 2 1 9 -19
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Oubre 34 17 4 3 0 1 2 5 4/16 2/8 7/9 2 2 26 +11
J. Meeks 16 8 7 2 2 1 0 2 3/6 0/2 2/3 2 5 22 +10
M. Scott 11 6 3 0 0 0 0 1 2/6 0/2 2/2 1 2 9 +3
I. Mahinmi 15 4 3 0 1 1 3 2 2/3 0/0 0/0 1 2 6 -5
T. Frazier 9 0 2 3 0 0 0 2 0/3 0/0 0/0 2 0 8 +10
R. Sessions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. McCullough - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 101 50 25 7 3 16 24 36/90 11/32 18/21 18 32 195 -40