Game recognizes game.
Stephen Curry is the reigning NBA MVP, the league's top scorer and the star of the 44-4 Golden State Warriors. But tonight, he's also the man going up against John Wall.
The Warriors play the Wizards Wednesday at Verizon Center (7 p.m., CSN), where all eyes will be on the All-Star point guard matchup.
In an exclusive one-on-one interview with CSN, Curry acknowledged that he's got a tall task ahead of him guarding the explosive Wall.
"We all know about his speed and his competitiveness. Every time you watch him play, he's pushing the ball 94 feet at you and always aggressive," Curry said.
"So you have to be ready every play. Can't take a play off. He's a great talent that requires all of your attention for 48 minutes or however much he's on the floor so I've got to be ready."
Both Curry and Wall will appear in the All-Star game, Curry as a starter and Wall as a reserve.
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Down seven points with almost a minute left in the fourth quarter, Bradley Beal was ejected from the Wizards-Mavericks game at American Airlines Center.
Beal was initially fouled on a play against Kristaps Porzingis. The Wizards guard received his first of back-to-back technicals after ensuing contact with Mavs guard Luka Dončić, where they both were given technical fouls. Beal clapped at the assessment and waved off the referees as they doled out a second technical foul and ejected him from the game.
We like this explanation much better. Ultimately, the Wizards lost 108-100 in Dallas to open their 2019 NBA season.
Beal was previously ejected in Game 4, Round 1 of the 2018 NBA Playoffs, spurring the Wizards to tie the series 2-2 against the eventual NBA Champions, Toronto Raptors.
Update: Here's the official explanation.
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The Wizards debuted their new rotation for the 2019 season Wednesday night in Dallas against the Mavericks, and Scott Brooks decided to take advantage of the newest league rule.
With 6:57 left in the third quarter, Ish Smith was called for a shooting foul and Brooks thought otherwise.
While the challenge was unsuccessful and the call stood, knowing that the possibility of an overturned call is out there this season should make for some interesting moments.
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