Instant Analysis: Warriors rally back, wake up after Draymond ejection
Warriors roar in second half
After trailing by 12 at the time Draymond Green was ejected, the Warriors came out roaring in the second half to complete one wild comeback.
The Warriors wound up taking down the Wizards, 120-117, led by 31 points from Kevin Durant.
Golden State is now 4-2 on the year.
With Green missing most of the game and the entire second half, somebody had to deliver from the back of the room to fill the gap. West did.
West’s line: a Warriors-career high 16 points (8-of-9 shooting from the field), four rebounds, one blocked shot and one assist. He played 15 minutes and somehow finished minus-1.
Kevon Looney also provided a lift, scoring 9 points in 12 minutes off the bench.
After a John Wall jumper gave the Wizards a 13-point lead (95-82) with 36 seconds left in the third quarter, the Warriors responded with a 20-6 run to take a 102-101 lead on a West layup with 6:49 remaining.
Though the two teams exchanged leads five more times after that, the Warriors managed to outscore Washington 33-20 in the fourth quarter.
Warriors: G Shaun Livingston (personal) was listed as out. F Jordan Bell was a healthy inactive. C Damian Jones is on assignment with G-League Santa Cruz.
Wizards: C Ian Mahinmi (L ankle sprain) is listed as questionable and upgraded to available. G/F Sheldon Mac (L Achilles surgery) and F Markieff Morris (sports hernia surgery) were listed as out.
The Warriors return to the court last Sunday afternoon, when they face the Detroit Pistons at Oracle Arena. Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 4:30, with tipoff scheduled for 5:35.