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Goran Dragic's 34 powers Suns over Warriors

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Goran Dragic scored 34 points and added 10 assists, while Gerald Green added 25 points and 5 rebounds to lead the Phoenix Suns to a victory over the Golden State Warriors, 122-109. The Suns were on fire in this one, going 43-80 (53.8%) from the field, including 11-21 (52.4%) from three-point range. This is the seventh win for Phoenix (30-20) in its last 10 games.

Dragic went 10-13 from the field (6-7 on 3-pointers) and 8-10 from the free throw line, in a strong performance. Other key performers for Phoenix were Marcus Morris with 14 points and 6 rebounds, and Miles Plumlee with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Stephen Curry had another strong game for Golden State in the loss, scoring 28 points on 10-20 shooting (3-10 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 5-6 from the free throw line. He also added 9 assists. Harrison Barnes chipped in 23 points and 6 rebounds and Andre Iguodala finished with 12 points and 8 rebounds.

Along with their eFG% of 60.6%, the Suns connected at a rate of 52.4% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 9-1 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Warriors are 3-4 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.

This drops Golden State (30-21) to 1-2 versus Phoenix on the season.

Coming up, the Suns play the Miami Heat, who are 35-14 on the season. The Warriors match up with the Philadelphia 76ers, currently sitting at 15-36 this year. The Suns are 0-1 versus Miami this season. The Warriors have a 1-0 record against Philadelphia this season.


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