Marreese Speights Says He Knew Wizards Would Quit If Warriors ‘Turned Up’

March 24th, 2015 by Dan Carson Leave a reply »

The Golden State Warriors mugged the Wizards on Monday night, jumping John Wall and company at the start of the second half and leaving the Washington offense hogtied in a dark, forgotten alleyway.

It's difficult to overstate how effectively the Warriors clamped down after the first half of the 107-76 blowout. The team came out from halftime and held a talented offensive squad to eight points in the third quarter and 19 in the fourth.

That's 27 total points over a half of an NBA basketball game—or one point more than the offensively agnostic Cincinnati Bearcats put up in the first half of their artless NCAA tournament shovel fight with Purdue on Thursday. 

The Wizards are not a bad team, but they can be a fractious one, according to Marreese Speights.

The Warriors big man told CSN Washington's Ben Standig that Golden State pushed hard on the defensive end in the second half with the expectation of Washington crumpling under the pressure.

"We just turned up a little," Speights said. "We knew if we hit them, if we got a couple stops they would start arguing with each other and ...

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