Stephen Curry put up 14 points, and also added 16 assists and 13 rebounds to register a triple-double while helping the Golden State Warriors crush the Phoenix Suns, 115-86. The Warriors shot 45-85 (52.9%) from the field and dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 15 boards. Golden State (18-13) has now won four consecutive games.
Curry went 5-17 from the field (1-6 on 3-pointers) and 3-5 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Golden State were David Lee with 17 points and 7 rebounds, and Draymond Green with 11 points and 6 rebounds. On 3-6 shooting from the field and 5-6 from the free throw line, P.J. Tucker put up 11 points for Phoenix in the loss. He also added 12 rebounds.
In a matchup of strength versus strength, the Suns offense did not have its best game, struggling to make shots against a Warriors defense that ranks third-best in the NBA at forcing misses (46.9% opponents' eFG%). Despite finishing with an eFG% of 38.2% in this game, they rank fifth in the NBA in that metric at 51.9% this season. In addition to their eFG% of 57.6%, the Warriors registered an OR% of 37.5%. On the season, they are undefeated (2-0) when they exceed 55% and 30% in those respective offensive factors. On the other hand, the Suns are winless (0-3) when allowing their opponents to reach those numbers.
This loss snaps a three-game winning streak for Phoenix, dropping them to 17-11 on the year.
Coming up, the Warriors square off against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 10-18 on the season. The Suns match up against the Philadelphia 76ers, currently sitting at 8-20 this year.
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