Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Golden State Warriors (18-2) play against the Phoenix Suns (3-3) at Footprint Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Tuesday November 30, 2021

Golden State Warriors 15, Phoenix Suns 18 (Q1 06:00)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Rob Peterson @ShotDrJr
Suns-Warriors … I want 188-186 tonight – 10:14 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton feasting inside early with 8 points on 4-6 FG. Warriors are also good. It’s extremely loud in here. Fun game so far! – 10:14 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Max Playoffs Deandre Ayton is here. That’s four offensive rebounds in the first six minutes of the game. He’s been the difference so far. – 10:14 PM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
Trying to catch my breath from Knicks-Nets and the Warriors and Suns are already going blow-for-blow. No time for rest watching the NBA tonight. – 10:13 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
GET LOUD. #ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/vfmP1cPRC410:11 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
The fact that you can have a game plan with Draymond defending CP3 … – 10:10 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors have used Draymond Green as the primary defender on Damian Lillard and Chris Paul in the last week. – 10:10 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker lost Steph Curry on that one. Pretty – 10:09 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
We in here. #Suns #Warriors pic.twitter.com/oZRVqHbTWC10:09 PM

J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
What makes Golden State so good…Draymond’s passing. Curry’s screening. When the best shooter in the game screens as aggressively as he does, puts so much stress on the defense, guys like Looney get layups. – 10:09 PM

Drew Shiller @DrewShiller
Steph Curry sets a cross screen in the paint to free Looney up for the first bucket of the game = pic.twitter.com/2tcSAVYNzn10:08 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
First on the board ✔️
📺 @NBCSAuthentic pic.twitter.com/bpiQOFBtfq10:08 PM

Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
According to TNT, Suns vying to become sixth team in NBA history to have an undefeated month during the season. 1993-94 Knicks had one of those five months, going 14-0 during the month of March. – 10:08 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
The putback on the first bucket. 😤 pic.twitter.com/JhGRAJptpI10:07 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Bridges on Curry
Booker on Wiggins
Green on Paul
Wiggins on Booker – 10:07 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Game. On.
#DubNation pic.twitter.com/EBgds1gIb310:06 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
very much here for ayton vs. otto porter’s death lineup – 10:05 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Warmin’ up the bunnies. 🐰 pic.twitter.com/AP7KZhJ1hn10:03 PM

Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Hoping this Suns-Warriors game is fantastic. – 10:02 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
I am irrationally excited about this Suns vs Warriors game. – 10:02 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
All you need to know ahead of Tuesday’s primetime contest between the Warriors and Suns. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2021/11/30/war…10:00 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
James Harden tonight:
34 PTS
10 REB
8 AST
9-10 FT
OK, on to Suns Warriors. pic.twitter.com/egYcX0rqW110:00 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Awfully fun game that is tied at 110 with 17 seconds left and many fans hope will be untied quickly so it doesn’t run into the Warriors-Suns main event. – 9:52 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Pregame grooving.
@Mikal Bridges 🕺🏻 @Cameron Payne pic.twitter.com/vHL7qTvtb09:50 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
it’s
about
to go
down pic.twitter.com/BvRGz077ne9:50 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Game night in Phoenix. #Suns #Warriors pic.twitter.com/HG7sooDZce9:46 PM

Bill Ingram @TheRocketGuy
Keys for Phoenix against the Golden State Warriors – backsportspage.com/keys-for-phoen… #NBA #BackSportsPage @james_dalpino9:45 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
#DubNation ROLL CALL
Where’s everyone tuning in from tonight? – 9:44 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Saw Dario Saric in arena tonight.
Had big smile. In great spirits. Walking around OK.
People talk about teams having guys out, and rightfully so, but imagine #Suns with Saric?
They missed him in the finals.
He’s expected to miss all regular season. Could use him postseason. – 9:42 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Andrew Wiggins is a go tonight against the Suns – 9:41 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Almost that time Suns fans. 👀 pic.twitter.com/lXXenbVJJM9:39 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns #DubNation starting lineups: pic.twitter.com/mKE27fC6Sp9:38 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“They present a ton of problems offensively.” #Warriors coach Steve Kerr on facing #Suns, who are riding a 16-game win streak. pic.twitter.com/Tus7uERSuu9:36 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Tonight’s @BannerHealth Health Update: pic.twitter.com/PMK522FpJT9:33 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Starters vs Warriors
#ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/CPHTVjCnAI9:31 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“His size and strength is a challenge.”
Steve Kerr on Deandre Ayton as #Warriors have task of defending him and JaVale McGee w/small ball unit w/Draymond Green at center.
“Draymond’s strength is literally his strength. He’s been guarding guys like that his whole career.” #Suns pic.twitter.com/Xc6aA03TQz9:31 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Walking into prime time.
#YouDoYou | @PlayAtGila pic.twitter.com/ohrm8nzAH49:29 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“He’s a competitor. That’s what I love about him.”
Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Devin Booker as the two got to know each other from Olympic experience in helping Team USA win gold in Tokyo. #Suns #DubNation pic.twitter.com/LyRO6DSRtX9:25 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Brutal end of quarter D by Memphis as Raptors 8th string gets a dunk off inbound with 1 second left. Denied Malachi Flynn like he was Steph Curry. – 9:22 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I don’t remember many details. That was so long ago, but I’ve always admired Monty.”
Steve Kerr when asked about interviewing Monty Williams for #Suns head coach job when he was the GM.
“Since that time, I’ve gotten to know him. So impressed with him and the job he’s done.” pic.twitter.com/DFDlWPnLcX9:21 PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Official word from the Warriors is Andrew Wiggins will play tonight. – 9:16 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
End of the third quarter: Nets lead the Knicks 88-84. Harden has 30, Durant 16, Thomas 12. Thomas is the lone reserve to have logged over 12 minutes so far. Similar to the Phoenix game, Nash only leaning a handful of guys. – 9:14 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“It’s good to be back in that position.” #Warriors coach Steve Kerr on being that “road show” as they play Phoenix tonight. #Suns pic.twitter.com/J8zpAK0saN9:12 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Think it only took until the second try for Deandre Ayton to hit: pic.twitter.com/joWYynBFkz9:12 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
🔜
@Stephen Curry || #DubNation pic.twitter.com/qTrr9ltUfK9:10 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Unlike myself who wore an Ice Cube t-shirt to Monday’s practice and a blue blazer to tonight’s game, #Suns will look to be themselves for to tonight’s much anticipated matchup against #Warriors. pic.twitter.com/Mod0n4fB1B9:09 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I’m not that boring.” Monty Williams on hype for #Suns @Golden State Warriors game. #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/vt6PGA1ZNk9:06 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Nets and Warriors are the two teams that can take a game from back-and-forth to blowout in the blink of an eye. – 9:03 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Gettin’ loose.
Gettin’ ready.
@Moses Moody || #DubNation pic.twitter.com/TYHGmop7s98:53 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Andrew Wiggins just finished his pregame workout in Phoenix. Nodded to trainer Drew Yoder “I’m good,” so it appears he’s a go against the Suns. But monitor the way he moves early. Pregame workout was light. Back spasms this morning. – 8:52 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Under the lights. pic.twitter.com/txIQowKGWp8:52 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
I asked Steve Kerr about the challenges Deandre Ayton presents for the Warriors’ small-ball lineups with Draymond at center. Here’s what he had to say: pic.twitter.com/wDg6YUXy5y8:45 PM

Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
TNT offering Knix-Nets, then Warriors-Suns. “We can’t compete with that, so we moved our Tuesdays to Thursdays,” said Roger Goodell. – 8:42 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Kerr doubts that Iguodala (sore knee) will be back Friday for the rematch vs. the Suns. – 8:40 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steve Kerr said he doubts Andre Iguodala will be back on Friday against Phoenix. He will miss his seventh straight game tonight after some recent right knee swelling. Was on the court post practice in LA yesterday. – 8:39 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Steve Kerr says he doubts Andre Iguodala will be available on Friday. He expects Damion Lee to be available. – 8:39 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Steve Kerr said losing in the Finals is devastating and loved that Devin Booker was still ready to fly halfway across the world and compete for Team USA in Tokyo right after going through that. Said Booker was a huge part of the team with his versatility. – 8:36 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
🗣️ DUBS ARE HERE pic.twitter.com/mT0LlSfVy78:35 PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Per Kerr, Andrew Wiggins, who’s on the injury report as questionable with back spasms, will warm up and see if he can go versus the Suns. The spasms flared up this morning. – 8:34 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Steve Kerr didn’t have an update on Andrew Wiggins, who was a late add to the injury report. Nothing serious but if his back spasms are bothering him too much he will sit. – 8:33 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Andrew Wiggins is still a game-time decision. Back spasms flared up this morning. He will test it pregame in Phoenix. – 8:33 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Steve Kerr said he’s not sure about Andrew Wiggins’ status for tonight yet. He’s warming up on the court now and the Warriors will see – 8:32 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Monty Williams talked about how when they were in Orlando bubble they had 10 to 12 players for voluntary practices and sharing courts with other teams that had 1, 2 players.
The 1-2 players from other teams were looking at them funny. That was big sign of culture change. #Suns8:31 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Dueling MVP chants from the Knicks and Nets fans here, which I guess means they are hoping to make it to a bar in time to watch the start of Steph Curry and the Warriors after this game. – 8:30 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
We are Open! What are you rocking tonight?
@Opendoor | #ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/o6F0Afrn7P8:30 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty Williams was asked about Steph Curry’s ability to get shots off from anywhere and make them. He laughed.
“What do I think about it? I don’t like it!” – 8:28 PM

Baxter Holmes @Baxter
NEWS: Lawyers leading the NBA’s investigation into the Phoenix Suns and Robert Sarver have begun scheduling and conducting interviews of current and former Suns employees, but some who have signed NDAs are unclear if they’ll be allowed to participate. espn.com/nba/story/_/id…8:14 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Dillon Brooks is trying to do to Fred VanVleet what Fred VanVleet does to Steph Curry. Smart strategy by Grizz. – 8:09 PM

Adi Joseph @AdiJoseph
The four players with 2,500 threes, and their percentages
1. Ray Allen (2,973), 40.0%
2. Stephen Curry (2,937), 43.3%
3. Reggie Miller (2,560), 39.5%
4. James Harden (2,500), 36.3% – 7:58 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Deandre Ayton on the court early for his pregame work pic.twitter.com/RahB6aRauh7:53 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden looks like someone who senses his team needs him to score. Different looking player than the last game against the Suns for sure. – 7:45 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
From @BKN_NETSPR: James Harden (1-of-1 3FG) just knocked down the 2,500th 3-pointer of his career.
He becomes the fourth player in NBA history to make 2,500 threes, joining Ray Allen (2,973), Stephen Curry (2,937) and Reggie Miller (2,560).
Miller is here calling the game for TNT – 7:38 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
James Harden just became the fourth NBA player ever with 2,500 career 3-pointers. He joins Ray Allen (2,973), Stephen Curry (2,937) and Reggie Miller (2,560) as the only players in NBA history to make 2,500 or more 3-pointers. pic.twitter.com/RsQ40qThF77:36 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Help @Cameron Payne spread holiday cheer to 15 deserving families. @intel has been the first to help support our families this year, you can be next! 🎁
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Purchase gifts: https://t.co/UPT3kEvCMO pic.twitter.com/12pHDbnJll7:34 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Greetings from Barclays Center. Nets-Knicks tip shortly. Good test for BK. Curious to see what the Nets’ rotations look like after James Johnson was the lone reserve to log 12+ minutes against Phoenix. Does Cam Thomas get a bigger role? Updates to follow. – 7:25 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Our prediction and best bet for Tuesday’s Warriors vs. Suns game, with odds from Tipico Sportsbook. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2021/11/30/war…7:04 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
One last time before tonight’s clash of titans, here’s what the Suns need to focus on to beat the Warriors and win their 17th straight game: bit.ly/3D1G4Du7:02 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Warriors vs Suns is a must watch tonight at 10pET on NBA Radio!
Hear from @Phoenix Suns part owner Larry Fitzgerald on the “Let’s Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray” Podcast!
Stitcher https://t.co/Jdf8VCs6Ph
Apple https://t.co/Ux5QE7ZGiv
Pandora https://t.co/QMEbzJVK0Z pic.twitter.com/Kx0Ri0O3PK7:01 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Game on the line in today’s scrimmage in Santa Cruz
& Klay came in clutch 🎯 pic.twitter.com/kETau3FSzv7:00 PM

Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
Things To L👀k Out For In The Nets vs. Knicks Game:
▪️Brooklyn’s bench only scored 11 points last game against the Suns.
▪️Evan Fournier has put up 16 PPG in his past five games.
▪️Kyrie Irving, Joe Harris & Nic Claxton are out. – 7:00 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Some key minutes I’m watching tonight are Booker + bench and CP3 + bench vs. Curry + bench
Book/Payne/Johnson: 9.4 net rating in 105 minutes
CP3/Shamet/McGee: 14.0 net rating in 78 minutes
Steph/GP2/Porter: 24.2 net rating in 73 minutes – 6:37 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
about to hop on @NBATV to talk about the suns and this piece si.com/nba/2021/11/24…6:17 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Battle of the two best records in the league.
It’s goin’ down tonight in Phoenix. – 6:10 PM

Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss
Pushing my Callin show start to 10:00 PM. PST because I do want to watch the end of Warriors-Suns. Join us! callin.com/?link=bMGkbDTi…5:59 PM

Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
PSA: before y’all get into Suns-Warriors, here’s a friendly reminder that today’s the drop dead deadline to let all that Thanksgiving food go. pic.twitter.com/JBM1lwAIvX5:55 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
We get Suns-Warriors tonight AND Friday?! pic.twitter.com/v4jczBLF9x5:32 PM

Bryan Kalbrosky @BryanKalbrosky
Before the Warriors and Suns face off tonight, I wrote about why I have them as the top two teams in the league.
You can see where I placed the rest of the league in my most recent NBA power rankings, too:
bit.ly/3o7iJfi5:22 PM

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
I’m pumped for Suns-Warriors tonight, and my @PrizePicks entry reflects that! pic.twitter.com/FJ5OiFXCxx5:16 PM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Mercy-Mercy Jerome Kersey!
Get the new book, “Jerome Kersey: Overcoming the Odds” at tonight’s game & get your copy signed by author, @Kerry Eggers & Blazer great, @terryporter30 pregame or halftime on the concourse.
All net proceeds benefit the Jerome Kersey Scholarship Fund. pic.twitter.com/6LE1MNbDUz5:15 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Through it all, there’s been one constant:
Steph & Dray.
Somehow, someway…
They are basketball, in the Bay.
Learn these lessons, before May.
New @UnderdogFantasy: the historical context story of Curry & Green’s chemistry, and how they’ve managed to be better now — than ever. pic.twitter.com/FXjml9k1s95:09 PM

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Warriors & Suns Reign Over The West + Can Lakers Bounce Back? | Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman Podcast w/ @Gary Tanguay presented by @calm & @LinkedIn twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…5:00 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
New Mismatch with @Chris Vernon on the teams that are within a game of .500, Wolves on the rise, Jonas Valanciunas going off, love for the Suns and Warriors, Kemba Walker and other injuries, Boogie’s back, and much more. open.spotify.com/episode/3hKbWQ…4:48 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
I’m being told Frank Kaminsky isn’t out for the season with the stress reaction to his right knee.
Still haven’t heard it timetable on his return, but he’s still out indefinitely. Have seen him doing rehab in a weight room area next to the courts.
Missed last seven games. #Suns4:37 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns have only had 1 sellout home game this season out of 10.
I’m sensitive to people who can’t afford 🎟. Times are hard.
TickPick says avg. ticket 💵 #Warriors game tonight $167.
Avg. 💵 last season? $77.
BUT can’t call Phoenix a basketball town if tonight isn’t sold out. pic.twitter.com/x8baF4kL7c4:34 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Getting in rhythm for tonight.
📍 @Verizon 5G Performance Center pic.twitter.com/4nUvvfypfm4:33 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
11.30 is one of our favorite dates on the calendar 🗓️
Happy Splash Brothers Day, #DubNation pic.twitter.com/kAUprR15dj4:20 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
great stat via @jj_redick:
The Warriors are one of only 5 teams in the NBA this season to make more than 400 shots within five feet of the rim.
GSW is shooting a league-best 69% on those close-range attempts.
Speaks to how Steph Curry just decimates defenses with his presence. – 4:13 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Capped-off his Western Conference Player of the Week with a 30-point performance against the Nets!
@Devin Booker with the @efirstbank Money Drive of the Week pic.twitter.com/CDCn3dApuP4:06 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Take a look at what fans and analysts were saying on Twitter after Steph Curry dropped 33 points to lead the Warriors to a win vs. the Clippers. warriorswire.usatoday.com/lists/nba-twit…4:00 PM