The Golden State Warriors vs Washington Wizards game will take place at the Saitama Super Arena on Friday, September 30 at 6:00 AM ET.
The Golden State Warriors start their title defense with the NBA Preseason game against the Washington Wizards in Japan. This matchup is part of the NBA’s annual global games. Both teams will square off at the Saitama Super Arena on Friday, September 30 at 6:00 AM ET.
Considering that this is a preseason game, not a lot of physicality is expected from both sides. However, they will be looking to entertain the fans in Japan. These games do not have any impact on the regular season results, but the coaches will be looking to try out all their rotations and test their bench strength coming into the encounter. The Golden State Warriors have one of the strongest NBA teams going into the 2022-23 season. Led by Steph Curry, they are going in as the champions, which is why a lot of pressure will be on them. Coach Steve Kerr and even the other players seemed confident about the Dubs’ chances of repeating as champions.
Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards are a side that are looking to create an identity for themselves in the Eastern Conference. Their star player, Bradley Beal signed a lucrative five-year $251 million contract in the offseason. The team also onboarded the likes of Monte Morris and Will Barton to add to their strength. With all of them available, the Wizards certainly are looking like a good team heading into the upcoming season. However, with the new additions, coach Wes Unseld Jr. will have to try out some new rotations as both these players can impact the game massively if used right.
Both teams have not presented any injury report ahead of the game. But considering that this is the preseason, coaches may decide to rest their stars or limit their minutes.
Golden State Warriors
Point Guard – Steph Curry, Shooting Guard – Klay Thompson, Small Forward – Andrew Wiggins, Power Forward – Draymond Green, Center – James Wiseman
Point Guard – Monte Morris, Shooting Guard – Bradley Beal, Small Forward – Rui Hachimura, Power Forward – Kristaps Porzingis, Center – Daniel Gafford
The Golden State Warriors vs Washington Wizards preseason matchup will take place at the Saitama Super Arena on Friday, September 30 at 6:00 AM ET.
The Golden State Warriors vs Washington Wizards Preseason Game will be streamed on NBA TV.
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