Warriors bounce back to rout Suns
|GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS||PHOENIX SUNS|
Stephen Curry finished with 31 points as the Golden State Warriors extended their league record streak of games without consecutive defeats with a dominating 138-109 win over the Phoenix Suns.
The Warriors have now gone 106 games without back-to-back losses as they rebounded yesterday morning (Singapore time) from a 132-127 double overtime loss to the Houston Rockets two nights earlier.
The Warriors shot a season-high 62.8 per cent from the field against the Suns, just shy of their franchise record of 63.6.
"It's an incredible mark of consistency," head coach Steve Kerr said of the Warriors' streak.
They also shot 66.7 per cent from three-point range, going 14 of 21 as Klay Thompson made six of seven and Curry was five of seven in front of a crowd of 19,500 at Oracle Arena.
Thompson finished with 26 points and Draymond Green had a season-high 13 assists, nine points and five rebounds for the Warriors, who improved to 17-3.
Kevin Durant added 20 points and eight assists, while David West notched a season-high 10 points off the bench, going five of five from the field.
Eric Bledsoe led the Suns with 27 points, Devin Booker contributed 21, while Brandon Knight scored 14 points off the bench. Phoenix made 11 of 32 three-pointers.
The Warriors built a nine-point half-time lead and then dominated the Suns 42-27 in the third quarter to take a 108-84 advantage into the fourth.
They set a season high for third-quarter points and scored the second-most points in any quarter this season.
Curry had 20 points in the third quarter, going six of nine from the field and three of four from long range.
He nailed a three-pointer to put the Warriors ahead 91-67 with 4:43 left in the third.
He drained another from long range with 2:30 remaining, giving the Warriors a 30-point lead at 101-71. - AFP
Portland 99 Miami 92, Utah 105 Denver 98, Dallas 107 Chicago 82, Memphis 103 LA Lakers 100, Toronto 128 Atlanta 84, Philadephia 106 Boston 107, Charlotte 120 Minnesota 125 (OT), Milwaukee 112 Brooklyn 103.