PHOENIX – – Cameron Payne scored a career-high 29 factors, Devin Booker added 27 and the Phoenix Suns simply overcame Stephen Curry’s 50-point night time to beat the Golden State Warriors 130-119 on Wednesday.
The Suns managed a lot of the sport regardless of Curry’s rating. The eight-time All-Star made 17 of 28 pictures, going 7 of 11 from 3-point vary.
The issue for the Warriors was that nobody else was serving to. Klay Thompson completed with 19 factors however shot simply 6 of 17. The Warriors — defending NBA champions — fell to 6-9.
Curry’s goalscoring prowess is predicted, nevertheless it was countered by probably the greatest video games of Payne’s profession. Beginning instead of the injured Chris Paul, the 6-foot-3 guard made 9 of 17 pictures, together with 6 of 10 from outdoors the arc.
The Suns led 103-89 going into the fourth quarter. The Warriors shortly decreased that margin however could not get nearer to eight factors. Damion Lee hit two straight runs towards his former group to maintain the Suns comfortably forward.
The Suns shot 21 of 40 (52.5%) from 3 factors. Mikal Bridges had 23 factors, making 5 of 8 3-pointers.
It was a frenetic first half with each groups taking pictures very effectively, particularly from behind the arc. The Suns led 72-65 on the break, with Curry scoring 31 factors. Payne had 18 for the Suns and Booker had 16.
Curry was at his finest within the first half, making 10 of 13 pictures from the sphere, together with 4 of 5 from 3-pointers. The 2-time MVP entered the sport averaging about 31 factors per sport and hit that mark with a free throw late within the second quarter.
The Warriors have been primarily at full power whereas the Suns lacked two injured starters – Paul and Cam Johnson – and a key reserve in Landry Shamet.
Each groups have been taking part in once more simply over three weeks after the Suns beat the Warriors by almost 30 factors. This sport was marred by seven technical fouls and a verbal argument between Booker and Golden State’s Klay Thompson that finally resulted in Thompson’s first ejection.
Warriors: Kevon Looney scored 10 factors within the first half on 5-for-5 taking pictures. … Curry was known as for a technical within the third quarter. … Curry handed Mitch Richmond for forty ninth on the NBA’s profession scoring record.
Suns: Paul (proper heel ache), Shamet (concussion) and Johnson (torn proper meniscus) didn’t play. … Particular Metropolis Version blue uniforms launched as a part of a night honoring the Tribal Nations of Arizona. … The group was known as up for a technical foul within the first half after being known as up for 2 sport delays. … hosted its thirty fourth consecutive sold-out crowd.
Warriors: Host New York Friday night time.
Suns: At Utah on Friday night time.
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