The Phoenix Suns nipped the Golden State Warriors, 106-102. Phoenix (14-9) is now on a five-game winning streak.
Eric Bledsoe scored 24 points on 7-16 shooting from the field (2-5 from behind the arc) and 8-12 from the free throw line. He added 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals also. Other key performers for Phoenix were Channing Frye with 20 points and 5 rebounds, and Marcus Morris with 11 points and 5 rebounds. Stephen Curry had another strong performance for Golden State in the loss, putting up 30 points on 8-17 shooting (4-7 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 10-11 from the free throw line. He also recorded 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. David Lee chipped in 18 points and 13 rebounds.
The Warriors had 19 assists against 20 turnovers for a ratio of .95. This year, they are winless (0-3) when having more turnovers than assists in a game. Conversely, the Suns are 4-1 when holding their opponents below an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.00.
Golden State (13-12) has now dropped consecutive games after losing to Houston on Friday.
Coming up, the Suns square off with the San Antonio Spurs, who are 19-4 on the season. The Warriors go up against the New Orleans Pelicans, currently sitting at 11-11 this year. The Suns are 0-1 versus San Antonio this season. The Warriors have a 1-0 record against New Orleans this season.