The Golden State Warriors created an exclamation point for the Phoenix Suns. In the battle between the two best teams in the NBA, Taps won 116: 107. Stephen Curry is the best man again, but Otto Porter Jr. suddenly changes in times of crisis.
Golden State Warriors (27-6) – Phoenix Sons (26-6) 107: 116 (boxcore)
The Warriors star gave up 33 points (10/27 FG) Created a new personal Christmas record (Previously only 19 points), but missed another milestone. With five modified threesomes (16 attempts), Curry now has exactly 2999 modified long-distance shots in his career.
But there was ample support for curry in Phoenix, especially during the crisis. Back to Phoenix-2 it was Porter Jr. (19, 8/13), The Warriors won by three converted jumpers and an individual 7-0.
Presented at both ends of the field by Tremond Green (8, 7 boards, 10 assists) and Gary Baton II (14, 9 boards), this also applies to Jonathan Cummins (12), who only saw more minutes during the guest appearance in Toronto. . Rookie is an inspiring element and can sometimes annoy Suns star Chris Paul. Point Got scored 21 points and 8 assists, but the old man was already 16 points at the break. Otherwise the Sun score was well-distributed again, but there were some issues with Devin Booker (13, 5/19) throwing.
Golden State started out as a fire department and really weakened the strong Sun defense several times. Curry tore numerous holes with its presence, and green was seen on both sides of the violin. Phoenix, on the other hand, stumbled unusually. It only got a little better when the Warriors had a few reservists on the field. The Suns relied on their economy, along with Aidan and Joel McGee.
Carrie Mid Christmas-Record – Otto Porter Jr. Clutch
In the middle of the second quarter the guards hit the basket hard and gave the first lead of the evening 15-3. The absence of the Warriors is now noteworthy, as Golden State currently does not have offensive weapons like Andrew Wickins or Jordan Poole. The curry was overcooked at times, 62:58 it went into the rooms in favor of the sun.
After the break, the Warriors’ opening batsmen regained the upper hand and the defense returned to an elite level, especially with Baton standing alone with some good performances. Phoenix struggled to graduate, especially in the region. With bookings, the Suns took a place again, with Cam Johnson’s (11) 6 fast counters reviving the hosts. Nevertheless, the Warriors kept everything open in minutes without the curry, because among other things, the new Cummins made a positive impression. The final part was in balance.
There the forwards defended strongly against Paul, with the former Porter Jr. and Charlie meeting their trio. The lead grew back to +8, but when the chef returned to the bench for a moment, the Phoenix came up with 8-2. The last hour came for Porter Jr., Sons was not on that bill. Three jumpers in a row in the last two minutes, the forwards closed the Warriors’ sack.
According to Suns, after 15 consecutive home wins, it was the first home bankruptcy in two months, and Golden State regained the top spot at the Western Conference. Phoenix has now returned to two home games against Memphis and Oaxaca, with Golden State facing Denver Nuggets twice in the coming days.