San Antonio Spurs Need to Stop Washington Wizards’ Backcourt

By Juan Pablo Aravena
Geoff Burke – USA Today Sports

The San Antonio Spurs are on an absolute tear right now after dominant performances against Eastern Conference rivals. The Spurs have lost only one of their games this season and they will look to continue their winning streak against the Washington Wizards tonight at the AT&T Center.

It might seem like an easy matchup for the team managed by Gregg Popovich as the Wizards have one of the worse defenses in the league. Washington has allowed at least 100 points in every game so far this season, but despite that they’re a threat on the offensive side of the ball.

And no player has been bigger for them than Bradley Beal.

Beal has been lights out to start the season, especially from beyond the arc where he’s hitting almost half of his attempts. The second-year star’s shooting is averaging 19.3 points per game, and only a few nights ago he set his career-high in points with 34 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The shooting guard forms a deadly backcourt with John Wall, who’s playing very good to start the season. Wall is averaging 17.4 points and almost 10 assists per contest so the two of them will be a tough assignment. Danny Green and Tony Parker need to be at their best defensively to avoid a scoring rampage from the Wizards.

There’s no doubt that the Spurs matchup very well with the Wizards and that they should be able to cruise their way to another win in front of their fans. But stopping Bradley Beal is necessary to avoid a possible upset.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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