OAKLAND, Calif. — Devin Booker scored 13 straight Phoenix factors throughout a decisive fourth-quarter stretch and completed with 37, and the Suns snapped the NBA’s longest energetic dropping streak to 1 opponent at 18 video games by beating the Golden State Warriors 115-111 on Sunday night time.
The Suns beat Golden State for the primary time since a 107-95 victory on Nov. 9, 2014, and earned their first highway win in 20 tries towards the Western Convention this season.
Klay Thompson’s two free throws with 1:04 to go made it 111-108. Andre Iguodala secured a rebound after two missed Suns pictures however Stephen Curry missed on a Three with 23 seconds left. Booker then transformed two free throws.
Booker’s jumper with 5:01 to play put the Suns forward, then he made it 102-98 on a Three-pointer at Four:45. Booker hit a fadeaway on the Four:04 mark then scored on a driving one-handed dunk after Phoenix pushed in transition after Curry’s turnover.
Kevin Durant had 25 factors earlier than leaving with a bruised proper ankle halfway by way of the fourth on an evening his teammates struggled from close to and much. The cold-shooting Warriors could not overcome Booker’s late onslaught in dropping to lowly Phoenix.
Booker was 13 for 23, made all 9 of his free throws and in addition dished out 11 assists for the Suns in a back-to-back and their fourth win in 5 video games.
Splash Brothers Curry and Thompson had been a mixed 16 of 42 — eight of 30 on 3s after a Four-for-22 begin — and the Warriors went 10 of 43 from past the arc.
Devin Booker’s 13 straight factors throughout a decisive fourth-quarter stretch helped the Phoenix Suns end off the Golden State Warriors to interrupt the NBA’s longest energetic dropping streak to 1 opponenet at 18 video games. Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports activities
Curry began zero for five and missed his preliminary 4 Three-point tries earlier than connecting from deep Four:35 earlier than halftime and completed with 18 factors on 6-of-20 capturing.
Thompson made his first 4 pictures and appeared poised for one more capturing gem to observe up his 39-point, 9 Three-pointer efficiency in Friday’s 122-105 win towards Denver. He nonetheless scored 28 factors, going 10 of 22.
Kelly Oubre Jr. added 22 factors with 4 3s for the Suns, who held a 49-47 rebounding benefit.
Phoenix coach Igor Kokoskov knew limiting turnovers can be a key to the Suns staying within the recreation. They dedicated simply eight however had a three-game profitable streak snapped Saturday at Portland.
The Suns performed solely 21 hours, 30 minutes later with the Daylight Saving Time change.
The Warriors jumped to a 12-Three lead, getting a pair of fast 3s and a baseline drive and dunk from Thompson earlier than a Phoenix timeout on the 7:56 mark. However Golden State’s lead was simply 57-56 at halftime.
Suns: Booker obtained a technical with 1:27 left within the third out of frustration on a no-call. … F T.J. Warren missed his 19th consecutive recreation with proper ankle soreness. … Phoenix is 6-29 on the highway total.
Warriors: Draymond Inexperienced contributed 11 rebounds and eight assists. … Thompson performed his 600th profession regular-season recreation — the 11th participant in Warriors historical past to take action. His 102 postseason video games are most ever for any Golden State participant. … Thompson had six of his crew’s 16 turnovers.
On Monday, the Warriors will announce their plans for persevering with to make the most of the present apply facility in downtown Oakland at crew headquarters after the franchise strikes its operation throughout the bay to San Francisco earlier than subsequent season.
A part of it would embody expanded alternatives and actions for youth basketball camps and additional group outreach.
Suns: Host Jazz on Wednesday night time.
Warriors: At Houston on Wednesday night time.