Both teams will come in well-rested as Washington's last game was on Saturday and Utah's last game was on Sunday, so it will fun to see a couple of fresh teams do battle on the hardwood.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Golden State star Stephen Curry was out for Wednesday night's home game against the Clippers after he slipped during the shootaround and re-sprained his troublesome right ankle. He went 14-of-27 from the field, for a 51.9% field goal percentage; 4/7 from the line, 3/6 from three-point range. Washington's defense erred with an ill-advised double-team on Mitchell's penetration.
One fan at the Utah Jazz's 107-104 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night didn't heed this advice, and he paid the ultimate price (or not, depending on whether he had an upgrade available): Rodney Hood slapped a phone out of his hand.
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The Salt Lake Tribune's Kyle Goon reports that the unidentified fan spoke with Capital One Arena security and Jazz security during the fourth quarter and was "pressing for police action". Udoh made his third start of the season. Joe Ingles finished with 10 points and Joe Johnson added 16 points off the pine. Oubre had 12 points. "Items inside included M&Ms with pictures of each guard and "(hash) NBAvote" on the back.
Then, in a moment of frustration, Hood knocked a phone out of a fan's hand while he was walking off the court.
However, considering how poorly the Jazz have played on the road and how formidable the Washington Wizards have looked of late after winning seven of their last ten including big wins over the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets, tonight's contest certainly figures to be more of a challenge. Washington's leading scorer missed 6 of 7 shots in the final period after going 0-for-8 in his previous two fourth quarters.