For those who are keeping scores, make it 18 straight wins of Golden State Warriors over the Phoenix Suns. However, the latest win was not an easy one for the reigning NBA champions.
Stephen Curry who was playing rather poorly on Friday night shook off his slump as he scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as Warriors finally broke a tight game to win against the Phoenix Suns by 117-107 on Friday night.
Klay Thompsons from Warriors side led the team with his 25 points while Kevin Durant scored 21 points and DeMarcus Cousins scored 18 points.
Steve Kerr, the Warriors coach said, “they totally outplayed us tonight. The only reason we were able to win tonight is we have a lot more talent, of course.”
Phoenix Suns were led by Kelly Oubre Jr. who scored 25 points while DeAndre Ayton scored 23 points for the team. Suns were playing without their scoring leader Devin Booker who is sidelined due to a right hamstring injury.
Mikal Bridges and Josh Jackson both scored 19 points each from Suns’ side. Draymond Green of Warriors was ejected between third and fourth quarters after he drew a technical foul.
Suns coach Igor Kokoskov who liked his team effort said to media that the Warrior’s experience and ability came through in the end. He said, “They were so precise in the late switch. The miscommunicated, made late shifts from the weak side; they totally outplayed us. It is a learning experience for our young guys. Warriors are a very poised veteran team with high IQ players. They know how to close a game.”
Up next Warriors will host a game against the Miami Heat on Sunday night while Phoenix Suns will play against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.