PHOENIX — Stephen Curry did every little thing in his energy Wednesday night time to assist the Warriors earn their first street win of the season. He dropped a season-high 50 factors, going 7 of 11 from deep, in 36 minutes. However that wasn’t sufficient as Golden State misplaced 130-119 to the Suns.
The Warriors are actually 0-8 from Chase Middle, their worst begin on the street for the reason that 1989-90 season.
Curry was pink sizzling from the beginning, scoring 17 factors within the first 12 minutes. He completed the half with 31 on 10 of 13 taking pictures (4 of 5 of three.) In the meantime, the remainder of the workforce mixed for 34 factors on 13 of 30 taking pictures (4 of 13 from deep.)
By the third, Curry regarded exhausted. He ducked together with his arms on his knees after receiving a technical foul within the third.
Curry, who completed with 9 rebounds and 6 assists to go together with his 50-point night time, may submit numbers that rival his MVP seasons. He is scored 40 or extra factors in three of the Warriors’ final 5 video games, tying Luka Dončić and Joel Embiid for essentially the most 40-point outings within the NBA this season.
However at 34, the burden of carrying this workforce the best way he has is insufferable. He wants assist. And the Warriors, at the least on paper, have the substances to be a championship contender. However nothing went nicely for the defending champions.
In actual fact, the Warriors look nothing just like the workforce that got here all the best way to lifting the Larry O’Brien Trophy at TD Backyard in June.
Golden State, whose lockout protection had been an important a part of its championship success, is permitting the third-highest factors per recreation within the league. The Warriors gave up 72 first-half factors to the Suns on Wednesday night time and have surrendered at the least one 30-point quarter in 13 of their 15 video games.
Klay Thompson, determined to show the naysayers unsuitable, tried to get out of an early season stoop by forcing his recreation, and it hasn’t been fairly. He let the ball move to take misguided pictures at occasions on Wednesday night time, leading to one other night time of shoddy taking pictures. He fired six of the Warriors’ first 12 pictures and hit simply two.
Thompson was despatched to the bench late within the third. He did not reenter the sport till the 5:41 mark within the fourth. The 32-year-old guard completed with 19 factors on 6-of-17 taking pictures (3-of-9 from 3-point subject).
Jordan Poole additionally struggled towards the Suns. He missed his 5 shot makes an attempt. His solely two factors got here from the charity strip. He additionally delivered eight assists.
And the Warriors’ children weren’t able to tackle the larger roles the Golden State brass had been hoping for when the workforce let Gary Payton II, Otto Porter Jr., Juan Toscano-Anderson and Damion Lee stroll in free company.
Jonathan Kuminga was a late scratch for Wednesday’s recreation after falling in poor health with a non-COVID sickness earlier than tipping, and James Wiseman is down within the G League for an prolonged keep. Moses Moody rolled on the bench for the primary three quarters earlier than coming into the sport early within the fourth.
In the meantime, two-way ahead Anthony Lamb has been a constant and stunning presence within the rotation. The Warriors teaching employees blasted him for being a sponge and being aggressive on each ends of the ground. He led the bench unit with seven factors.
The Warriors (6-9) return dwelling to host the New York Knicks on Friday night time.
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