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

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The Phoenix Suns (19-3) play against the Golden State Warriors (3-3) at Chase Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Friday December 3, 2021

Phoenix Suns 37, Golden State Warriors 46 (Q2 05:22)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Flex on ’em, DA 💪 pic.twitter.com/w6FIQYmPzs11:00 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bridges set to check in. #Suns11:00 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton called for offensive foul as he had Green deep in paint.
#Suns down nine as Green scores. – 10:59 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
If Wiggins had put that down … – 10:59 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Bridges is walking back to the bench — a good sign for the Suns after he suffered a hand injury at the end of the first quarter. – 10:59 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Mikal Bridges out of the Phoenix locker room, in jersey, looks like he’s cleared to return. – 10:58 PM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Suns’ Mikal Bridges is probable to return with a dislocated right pinkie, the team says. – 10:58 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Kevon Looney picks up his third foul in 9 minutes. Ayton is simply too big and mobile for Kevon, who takes a seat midway Q2 – 10:58 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Chris Paul swing-throughs remain undefeated – 10:58 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Paul gets Wiggins on rip move.
Goes to line.
Splits FTs. #Suns down 4. – 10:58 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
The separation Steph Curry is getting on some of these shots without Mikal Bridges out there is night and day – 10:56 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
9⃣9⃣ +1⃣ = 💯 pic.twitter.com/uMVOdTjU2Q10:55 PM

Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
I don’t fully understand the fascination with Curry’s handle. It’s loose as hell, at times downright shaky. What’s otherworldly is his getting into shot out of dribble. But the actual dribbling? It’s not anything most NBA PGs can’t do. – 10:54 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Great job by the Suns of stabilizing with a 10-2 run. Back within 5 – 10:53 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns first went on 7-0 run to cut #Warriors lead to six.
Now it’s down to five as Crowder hits 3. Has 8.
Ayton 9. #Warriors 36, #Suns 31 with 8:28 left in 1st half. – 10:52 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Suns with an impressive 7-0 response after the Warriors put them down by 13. Streak or no streak, this group is so resilient – 10:51 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton running the go route and Paul finds him for a layup over Porter
Fouled on play. Misses FT.
Lead down to six. – 10:50 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Doc on the key ATO Curry 3, with Trae chasing: “They switch a lot too. The whole key was Seth had to get open.”
On the second quarter offense: “It was awful… We literally had to get unstuck and we did that.”
On Embiid: “If you had a ratio of his shots, you liked it tonight.” pic.twitter.com/Wj0grDei1K10:50 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Hoop & the harm 💪
📺 @NBCSAuthentic pic.twitter.com/KDD6lvbHAw10:49 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns on spurt here as Crowder steal and coast-to-coast layup and is fouled by Toscano-Anderson.
Hits FT. #Suns cut lead to 8. – 10:49 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Shamet in for Payton. #Suns10:48 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
EP bringing the hustle on both ends of the floor. pic.twitter.com/PhdJ3ohCWz10:48 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
That contest by Cam Johnson on Curry is why Phoenix is such a good defense. He ran from the paint to get a hand up on a wide-open Curry though the likelihood was he was too late. That kind of effort is a sign of the team culture – 10:48 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Crowder in for Payne. #Suns10:48 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
I know I’m in Dallas but…
Juan Toscano-Anderson.
That’s it. That’s the tweet. – 10:47 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“M-V-P!” chants for Curry after his kiss off glass that led to 3-point play. #Suns down 13. – 10:46 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Curry looked at Cameron Payne and said, let’s dance. – 10:46 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty Williams on the ESPN broadcast about Mikal Bridges: “Not quite sure right now, just a little upset that he’s hurt. He means a lot to our team, and we’ve gotta respond.” – 10:46 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
alright alright one for the lockscreen 📲 pic.twitter.com/9kubfTfFA810:46 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Porter Jr. 3. #Suns down 10. – 10:45 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Paul, Payne, Payton, Johnson and McGee to start 2nd quarter. #Suns down 28-21. – 10:45 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
After 1 in San Francisco: Warriors 28, Suns 21.
-Energy much higher than the other night
-Wiggins 7, Curry 6
-13-7 rebounding edge
-52pct FG to 40pct for PHX – 10:44 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Steph Curry finished the 1st quarter with 6 points on 2-of-4 shooting, and the Golden State Warriors have a 28-21 lead over the Phoenix Suns. – 10:44 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bridges was grabbing at his hand after that collision. #Suns10:44 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale
the warriors’ bench reacting to jta’s monster smash pic.twitter.com/msl66N1jPm10:43 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
🟠⚪️⚪️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/HT3gi8RR2j10:43 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
End of 1Q: GSW 28, PHX 21
Ayton: 7 Pts, 3 Reb, 2-6 FG
Shamet: 6 Pts, 2-2 3P
Wiggins: 7 Pts, 3-5 FG – 10:42 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Payton with the theft of Curry, then bucket on other end.
#Suns have Payton, Payne, Paul, McGee and Johnson close out the quarter. #Down seven. – 10:41 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
he was in fact, not kidding 💥 pic.twitter.com/K3XA7svZHN10:41 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
JUAN TOSCANO ANDERSON ON JAVALE MCGEE 😳🧨
(📼 @NBCSWarriors)
pic.twitter.com/ahtsUZMbkF10:40 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Rough game for Juan Toscano-Anderson the other in Phoenix. Yamming on JaVale like that was an act of catharsis – 10:40 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Mikal Bridges got in a collision at center court for a loose ball. He came off the floor with a towel around his right hand. – 10:40 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
The JTA dunk on JaVale pic.twitter.com/o7HSGJKHY710:40 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Mikal Bridges walking off the court with an injured hand. He did not look happy. This game just became real irrelevant – 10:39 PM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Mikal Bridges heads back to the Suns’ locker room with a towel over his hand. He appeared to have hurt his pinkie finger. – 10:39 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
JUAN T
ARE YOU KIDDING?!?!?! pic.twitter.com/2lnKbB9KjT10:39 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
I won’t say that was the same as the famed @Baron Davis dunk, but Juan Toscano Anderson just baptized JaVale McGee to the delight of the Chase Center crowd. – 10:38 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
That dunk by Juan Toscano-Anderson over JaVale McGee, omg! – 10:38 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Mikal Bridges just walked off the court. – 10:38 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Playing football out there as Bridges hit the deck after collision with Toscano-Anderson.
#Suns down 23-19. Timeout with 1:47 left in 1st. #Warriors10:38 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
JTA just threw down a hellacious poster on JaVale McGee. The crowd is still buzzing after that one. JTA walks to the bench with a big smile on his face as the replays show on the video board. – 10:37 PM

Sam Amick @sam_amick
JaVale didn’t even do anything wrong there and JTA still put him on Shaq’tin. Wow. – 10:37 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
JTA ARE YOU KIDDING?! – 10:37 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
JUAN TOSCANO-ANDERSON IS FROM EAST OAKLAND – 10:36 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton called over the back as Green rides him out the paint.
1st foul on Ayton. – 10:36 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Draymond down there working hard against Ayton – 10:33 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale
“sorry landry shamet, you’re not mikal bridges” pic.twitter.com/k6zqv4Pd7f10:32 PM

Lang Greene @LangGreene
Draymond Green impacts the game in so many ways. The stuff that doesn’t show up on a box score at the end of the night – 10:32 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Getting ready to have a lineup of Payne, Shamet, Johnson, Wainright and McGee as McGee is set to check in for Ayton.
#Suns down four as Poole scores. – 10:32 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Float it, BOSSMANN! pic.twitter.com/L93ShiWXre10:31 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
#StephGonnaSteph pic.twitter.com/Pbc7BRqzLj10:31 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Wainright checked in with 5:26 left in 1st quarter.
#Suns down two. – 10:31 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Of note: Chris Chiozza isn’t active tonight. Warriors opting to save a two-way day. Chiozza played 12 minutes the other night in Phoenix, not a rotation option tonight. Could mean more GP2 and the returning Damion Lee. – 10:30 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Wainright in with Johnson so Monty can stagger Bridges with Curry still – 10:30 PM

NBA Kicks @NBAKicks
Tonight’s Curry Flow at home! pic.twitter.com/0FeKpROf3M10:29 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Curry and Green are certainly playing better than they did on Tuesday – 10:29 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Poor Landry Shamet just went viral – 10:28 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Green on the deflection of entry pass to Ayton, then Looney beats Ayton down the floor for dunk.
Ayton scores on next trip.
#Suns down 17-13 as Curry hits 3. – 10:28 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
If you love defense, you have to enjoy watching Draymond Green play. – 10:27 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Two-way wing Chandler Hutchison is inactive tonight. He’s in the G League with …. the Santa Cruz Warriors, per Suns. – 10:26 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Andrew Wiggins had 10 points on 4-12 FG in the first game against the Suns. He’s already up to 7 points on 3-4 FG tonight – 10:26 PM

Khobi Price @khobi_price
FINAL: Rockets 118, Magic 116.
Cole Anthony gets a good look on a 3-pointer to potentially win the game, but shot is just a tad off.
Magic fall to 5-19.
Next up: Golden State Warriors on Monday in San Francisco. – 10:24 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
What the Warriors are missing is not only someone with size, but someone with size who can finish contested shots and defend the paint.
That’s why Deandre Ayton is the X-factor in these matchups. Had 24 and 11 in #Suns win Tuesday.
Warriors up 12-10 early tonight. #NBA7510:24 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Dray ➡️ Andrew
📺 @NBCSAuthentic pic.twitter.com/f8oLC9qRGG10:23 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
The Rockets have won 5 in a row since playing Christian Wood at center.
That’s the longest active win streak by any team not named the Phoenix Suns. pic.twitter.com/UcRSH85TRB10:22 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Crowder bucket. #Suns down 1. – 10:21 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
SC for threeee
📺 @NBCSAuthentic pic.twitter.com/vhNS2w3dMs10:20 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Warriors go with Wiggins on Paul instead of Green. That’s so Wiggins can pick up Paul full court. They want to try and wear CP3 down. Easier to do when Wiggins isn’t on Booker. – 10:20 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Paul over Looney, followed by 2nd Ayton block. #Suns within one. – 10:19 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Andrew Wiggins looks livelier than the other night when he was dealing with back spasms. Already has offensive rebound/putback, corner 3 and, no longer assigned to Booker, is picking up Chris Paul the length of the court. – 10:19 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Wiggins 3. #Suns down 8-5. – 10:18 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Mikal gets us started! pic.twitter.com/8InbNEPeRc10:17 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Curry gets free for 3. #Suns down 3-2. #Warriors10:17 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Drive on Deandre Ayton and you are going to have a bad time – 10:17 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bridges gets #Suns on board. 2-0 Phoenix. – 10:17 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Final stats for the @Philadelphia 76ers‘ hard-fought W:
Embiid: 28 PTS / 12 REB / 4 AST
Curry: 18 PTS / 5 AST
Niang: 13 PTS / 4 REB / 2 STL
Maxey: 11 PTS / 5 AST
Green: 10 PTS / 3 REB
Korkmaz: 9 PTS / 3 REB
Drummond: 4 PTS / 7 REB – 10:17 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton on the block of Wiggins. #Suns10:16 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Keep an eye on how Curry and Green execute off the switches/pressure defensively on Curry. A handful of Golden State’s turnovers came during the Suns’ recovery after that initial Steph action. Kerr said they can’t get sped up. – 10:15 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Game. On.
#DubNation pic.twitter.com/8Rz6xsIAPk10:15 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Three takeaways before tip.
1. Devin Booker is in the building.
2. Chris Paul got the loudest boos.
3. Let’s do this.
#Suns #Warriors10:15 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
JaVale McGee (@JaVale McGee) and the Phoenix Suns mean business. Warriors Vs. Suns is next. pic.twitter.com/IhlG1AXVhb10:14 PM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Stephen Curry debuts a new Curry 9 Flow PE tonight. pic.twitter.com/TPQzMHDI3710:12 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
FINAL: Sixers 98, Hawks 96. Gutsy, gutsy win by Philly. Embiid with 28-12-4. Curry with 18 and 5.
Best win of the season for the Sixers so far this season? – 10:12 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
all of #DubNation is gettin’ buckets pregame
@Oracle || Game Ready pic.twitter.com/mBbwDq8VSC10:12 PM

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Klay Thompson works out pre-game (in full uniform) in the Anta KT6 Low, as he gets closer to a return.
Earlier today on IG Live, he said he’s worn a headband throughout both of his rehabs and will wear one all season long. pic.twitter.com/XgmXOZhXwo10:11 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Philly scored but that was a ridiculous closeout by TLC on Curry after an offensive rebound. – 10:07 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
My current MVP ballot
1. Stephen Curry
2. Giannis
3. Garrison Mathews – 10:07 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Seth Curry missed the 3, Sixers get the offensive rebound, Joel Embiid drains a midrange jumper.
Hawks down 98-96 with 42 seconds to go – 10:07 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
CLUTCH. CURRY. pic.twitter.com/2G4x7fVaVP10:04 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
It’s Friday, Friday 🎶 pic.twitter.com/4pLrQJhF8u10:02 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After a fiery start to the season, Steph Curry has been named the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Month for October-November. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2021/12/02/war…10:00 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
What if #Suns beat #Warriors twice within a week and without Devin Booker this time? pic.twitter.com/oKSqcKW5qC9:57 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Great time for Curry to find his groove. Before this layup, the Sixers shooting guard had missed six consecutive shot attempts. Sixers trail, 92-91, with 4:27 left. – 9:57 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Seth Curry drives to the hoop, and closes the gap to 1.
Hawks lead, 92-91, with 4:27 to play.
The @Philadelphia 76ers are fighting in Atlanta. – 9:56 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Trae can’t give up a Curry layup to keep Thybulle from getting a 3. – 9:55 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
And heeeere come the Sixers. Seth Curry is grinning as he walks back to the bench. The Red Sea opened for him on that layup to cut the Hawks’ lead to 92-91 with less than five to play. – 9:55 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Bring ’em out
Bring ’em out pic.twitter.com/nHGNLwQSwP9:50 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Fresh ‘Player Edition’ kicks for Friday night hoops
#Curry9 || #CurryBrand pic.twitter.com/T04Pf7FFFp9:49 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Let’s get it.
Stream the game LIVE on @NBCSAuthentic 📺 – 9:45 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Landry Shamet remains in the starting lineup for the Suns – 9:45 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Landry Shamet gets 2nd straight start for Devin Booker (hamstring). #Suns9:44 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
Tonight’s Starting Lineups: pic.twitter.com/KxDS216Ckv9:43 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
The Valley vs The Bay
📺 @BALLYSPORTSAZ pic.twitter.com/PMMpPjrVcn9:43 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘃𝘀 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿𝘀
#ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/iMfG9pJkfc9:41 PM

Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
no idea how Jae’Sean Tate got this one to go. Not even facing the basket! pic.twitter.com/aFNJFLmru29:38 PM

Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
JAE’SEAN TATE HOW – 9:36 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Final preparation.
#ValleyProud pic.twitter.com/BFoYeQL7AC9:33 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Rick Barry would be proud of this @Deandre Ayton shot. #Suns #Warriors pic.twitter.com/zune6gvmJw9:31 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns lead assistant Kevin Young out under #NBA health and safety protocols, sources say https://t.co/FjA8g8H0ee via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/q506idtycH9:27 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
🎯
@Oracle || Game Ready pic.twitter.com/uVgXT9s41S9:26 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Tonight’s @BannerHealth Health Update: pic.twitter.com/wNlbrX4OxX9:25 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Draymond Green gets some shots up before playing the Suns pic.twitter.com/ZEENY38smC9:23 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Stephen Curry is getting ready for round 2 with the Phoenix Suns.
#Warriors Vs. #Suns pic.twitter.com/j0GckCnfqe9:19 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
We here. #Suns #Warriors #NBA #DubNation pic.twitter.com/ypTJ4aNYwN9:19 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Steve Kerr confirmed that it’s still the plan for Klay Thompson to make his return at home after missing the last two seasons.
“If it doesn’t happen, am I in trouble?” he said, flashing a smile. – 9:10 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I think it gets confused at times like the players are promoting my message. Sometimes I promote theirs. I haven’t talked about the streak at all, but I know it’s important and I don’t want to deny that.” Monty Williams on #Suns franchise record 18-game win streak. #Warriors . pic.twitter.com/t7bzEl0X3p9:10 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Former Wolves coach Ryan Saunders in SF for Warriors-Suns tonight. Having a lengthy/friendly pregame conversation with Andrew Wiggins right now. – 8:59 PM

Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Plays are available with the #LakeShow & #ClipperNation dueling in L.A. and Round 2 of #DubNation vs. #ValleyProud as the Suns look for a 19th win in a row. Check https://t.co/H3MqROfC6k for plays and grab this freebie on #TakeNote vs. the #Celtics from the @WagerTalk #NBA show: pic.twitter.com/ShCm8NtXxt8:52 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Hawks 52, Sixers 42. Atlanta flipped the game in the second quarter, and are blasting Philly on the boards (25-15). Embiid with 12 points (3-of-10 FG) and 6 boards. Curry with 12 points, but held to one in the second quarter. Trae with 14 and 5. – 8:48 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
Clocking into the Bay. pic.twitter.com/vkhvYLfGT68:48 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Being told #Suns lead assistant Kevin Young isn’t on road trip as he’s out under #NBA health and safety protocols. – 8:46 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
bounce
@Oracle || Game Ready pic.twitter.com/3UPWXRmMBR8:45 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“We’ll see.” Monty Williams when asked about if he’s using the same starting lineup from Thursday’s game as Landry Shamet started for Devin Booker (hamstring) #Suns8:38 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I just want to win.” #Suns coach Monty Williams on tonight’s matchup with #Warriors. pic.twitter.com/r6ScCBzwnG8:34 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Monty Williams with a “we’ll see” on the starting lineup tonight.
Said last night it could change game to game without Booker. – 8:30 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty Williams on whether the Suns will roll with the same starting lineup with Landry Shamet filling in for Devin Booker: “We’ll see.” – 8:30 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson’s mental state: “The more time on the boat, the better for Klay.” – 8:30 PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Steve Kerr said Klay Thompson’s stamina now in scrimmages compared to when he first started scrimmaging is “pretty dramatic.” Kerr cautioned frustrating days could be ahead when the gains in endurance and strength aren’t as huge. “He needs to play day after day,” Kerr said. – 8:28 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Steve Kerr said Andre Iguodala (knee) is progressing but will likely miss both games of this weekend’s back-to-back. – 8:25 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey are a combined 2/10 from the floor and yet Philly is up 31-29. It helps that Seth Curry has 11 on 5/5 shooting. #Sixers8:23 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Steve Kerr said these last few weekly will likely be toughest for Klay Thompson both mentally and physically because the final stretch of improvements will be gradual. – 8:22 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Andre Iguodala is getting up shots pregame tonight, but is expected to miss both sides of this back-to-back. That’ll be nine straight missed games because of right knee swelling. Progressing toward return, per Kerr. – 8:21 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Steve Kerr said this game is definitely a “measuring stick” for where #Warriors are as they face #Suns for a second time within a week. Phoenix won 1st matchup at home. #NBA75 . pic.twitter.com/rj1e1tQDsc8:21 PM

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
Kerr says Andre Iguodala (knee soreness) is progressing — but he is “very doubtful” for Saturday vs. the Spurs. – 8:20 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Steve Kerr says Andre Iguodala is progressing and is currently getting shots up on the practice court. Still no timetable for his return. This is his eight consecutive missed game after some right knee swelling. – 8:20 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
The more early high PnR reps Kevin Porter Jr. and Christian Wood get, the smoother their half court offense looks. Jae’Sean Tate and Eric Gordon have gotten clean looks off simply due to spacing. – 8:20 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Steve Kerr said Andre Iguodala, who has missed eight-straight games, is progressing, but he added he’s doubtful for tomorrow. – 8:20 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Steve Kerr said the Suns defended them better than any other team this year. He’s glad they were able to experience it and can make adjustments from that for tonight. – 8:19 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Steve Kerr added that only so much can be determined from these December games, however, considering Booker is out for the Suns and Thompson and Iguodala are out for the Warriors. – 8:19 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
Curry in Q1: 11 PTS | 5-5 FG | 1-1 3FG pic.twitter.com/KwtV1oiGCk8:17 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers 31, Hawks 22 at the end of the first. Great start for Philly, led by Curry’s 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting. Hawks had 6 turnovers. Embiid is 1-of-5 from the floor but has been aggressive and drawing fouls (6-of-7 from the line) and has 5 boards. – 8:14 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
With the exception of Seth Curry, that was a very unwatchable quarter from both sides. – 8:14 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks trail the Sixers 31-22 at the end of the first quarter.
Young: 6/2/3, 3/8 FG
Capela: 5/2, 2 fouls
Collins: 0 FG attempts
Curry: 11, 5/5 FG – 8:13 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Chilly day in The Bay
@MichelobULTRA || #ULTRADrip pic.twitter.com/C8y5ojfzmd8:13 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Curry is making things look… pic.twitter.com/Rrapz0Efw98:07 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
First-quarter Seth Curry more than percolating… – 8:06 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
By The Numbers | Golden State vs. Phoenix pic.twitter.com/6m9ZHLFi7T8:02 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Our prediction and best bet for Friday’s rematch between the Warriors and Suns, with odds from Tipico Sportsbook. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2021/12/03/war…8:00 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The Hawks cheering section keeps chanting, “Seth Curry sucks.” They may want keep quiet. The #Sixers guard has hit his first three baskets and has six points. Sixers lead 12-9. – 7:58 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers up 12-8 at the first timeout. Embiid is off to another slow start (0-for-4), but Seth Curry is not (3-for-3). Hawks also already have four turnovers. – 7:56 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Seth Curry continues to be the most consistent scorer for Philly this season. He is just so smooth. Dude knows how to play the game. #Sixers7:55 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Trae and Danny Green are guarding each other. Hawks are using TLC on Curry and Huerter on Maxey. – 7:48 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Headed to #Suns #Warriors Part 2. pic.twitter.com/cTUQKO45sa7:41 PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Devin Booker is still out with a hamstring stain. He’ll miss tonight’s Suns-Warriors rematch. – 7:37 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I’m not going to sit here and act like no big deal and that kind of thing, I think it’s pretty cool, but I think it’s cool because how the players play and they let us
coach them every day.” Monty Williams on Western Conference coach of month honor. #Suns https://t.co/AEQh51ksRH pic.twitter.com/sOaoPfkr6G7:16 PM

Kerry Eggers @kerryeggers
Excited for Monday’s 5-7 p.m. book event for “Jerome Kersey: Overcoming the Odds” at historic Huber’s Cafe in downtown PDX — the spot where Jerome met both his daughter’s mother & his wife. We’ll talk Kersey & enjoy a hot turkey sandwich & the city’s best Spanish coffee.
#RipCity7:14 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Landry Shamet was providing value for the Suns even before filling in for Devin Booker – https://t.co/zQIj5sEKyK via @PHNX_Suns pic.twitter.com/ob44qMDbYY7:02 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
soundcloud.com/warriors/warri…6:53 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Since Steph Curry got drafted, Chris Paul averages more points vs the Warriors than any other opponent.
https://t.co/oTY7vlZV1M pic.twitter.com/b5n3v9CoPG6:52 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns will play 2nd straight game without Devin Booker (hamstring) tonight at #Warriors and are still without Abdel Nader (knee) and Frank Kaminsky (knee).
Phoenix (19-3) has won franchise-best 18 straight. Golden State (18-3) hasn’t played since Tuesday’s loss to Suns. #NBA6:44 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Load Mismanagement with @Jphanned is live @UnderdogFantasy now through tipoff
Suns vs. Warriors rematch, Lakers/Clippers, WOLVES! taking all player prop/ATS/DFS questions and breaking lineup news to get you ready for tonight’s slate ⬇️
https://t.co/xDczCMmIjb pic.twitter.com/N9x71qr9dx6:30 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
With our highly anticipated matchup against the Warriors tonight, take a look back at one of the greatest dunks in Suns history delivered by @Amare Stoudemire! 💪
@SweetJames | Sweet Play Since ‘68 pic.twitter.com/Pkn7hGPUtt6:02 PM

Chiney Ogwumike @chiney
Deandre Ayton has been a major key for the Phoenix Suns during their win streak! 🔑 And here’s why: his mobility and tenacity on both ends of the floor. pic.twitter.com/hmXtLILTrp5:51 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale
draymond green is shooting a career-high 76.1% inside five feet (51/67). (previous high: 66% in 17-18.)
not all of them have been gimmes, either. pic.twitter.com/FXWkORukNh5:44 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
We’ve dropped several videos on TikTok so far.
Suns 16-0 month: https://t.co/gJp6NoQ0TM
Tyler Herro 6MOY + MIP: https://t.co/OwRpTtm9IB
LaMelo All-Star season: https://t.co/Hq26i7ayPM
CP4MVP: https://t.co/Qq8nXwqO9c pic.twitter.com/fqqn2peHMA5:37 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Vassel (right quad contusion), Bates-Diop (right ankle sprain) are doubtful for Saturday at GSW, per Spurs injury report. – 5:18 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Not surprisingly, Suns say Devin Booker, Frank Kaminsky and Abdel Nader are all out for tonight’s game against the Warriors – 5:10 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
Game time ⌚️
Bringing timeless moments to you all season long. We’re proud to announce the Dubs’ partnership with @TISSOT, a worldwide leader in the watch industry, known for their state-of-the-art timing and precision. pic.twitter.com/mPXpBDrBdr5:05 PM

Andrew Bogut @RogueBoguesPod
Basketball Pod Episode 44 – The @Golden State Warriors are 16-2 or better through 18 games for the fourth time in team history and have reached the finals each time.
Useful or Useless?
Listen to it here 👇
https://t.co/u0OwdyEs2S
#LetsGetRogue #RogueBogues #NBA #Warriors pic.twitter.com/KDskk6yA2E5:04 PM

Golden State Warriors PR @WarriorsPR
In Celebration of 75 Years of Warriors Basketball
Tonight we recognize: Andris Biedrinš pic.twitter.com/PQCAup6dQx4:52 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — Heat no longer in NBA record book for worst loss; Grant Long: ‘I hate that’ sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…4:49 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
😳 The Grizzlies beating the Thunder by 73 points
🏀 The need for change in Portland
🏀 The defensive prowess of Mikal Bridges
🤔 Could you live in a world without the internet?
#TheMismatch with @Chris Vernon and @Kevin O’Connor: open.spotify.com/episode/70sBpP…4:34 PM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Ahead of Warriors-Suns pt 2 on ESPN tonight, @Nick Friedell joins NBA Today to break down Mikal Bridges’ defense on Steph Curry and more: pic.twitter.com/IXawiFZaoJ4:20 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Devin Booker (left hamstring) and Abdel Nader (right knee) are both out again for the Suns tonight against the Warriors. – 4:19 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After the Grizzlies registered a record-breaking 73-point win over the Thunder, Draymond Green chimed in on Twitter with a reaction. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2021/12/02/war…4:00 PM