NBA: Phoenix Suns Put Stephen Curry cold and set with 17th victory in series exclamation mark against Warriors

What an exclamation point of the Sun! Chris Paul and Co. have in the duel of the Western giants with a 104: won the 17th victory in a row 96 win over the Warriors and set a franchise record. The Suns never let Stephen Curry start to pick up and dominate the crunch time.

Phoenix Suns (18-3) — Golden State Warriors (18-3) 104: 96 (Box score)

At the end of an intense, high-quality encounter that did justice to a duel between the two best teams in the NBA at any level, the Suns decided the last 5 minutes of the match with 12: 5 for himself and secured as the 17th victory in a row — Phoenix has thus set the franchise record set in the 2006/07 season.

This was possible although the hosts (one 10 points in half) had to give in the second half of the injured Devin Booker. For Chris Paul conducted the offense in the crunch time (15 points, 11 assists and 5 steals), Deandre Anton dominated in the zone (24 and 11 rebounds) and Joe Crowder (4/9 triple) and Cameron Johnson interspersed in each case 14 a counter.

Reacting to the Suns extending their win streak to 17 games after win over Warriors | NBA Today On the other side Jordan Poole was (28, 12.6 Rear), however, the best scorer, Stephen Curry was largely pale. Against the excellent defense of Mikael Bridges the MVP candidate of the first season quarter saw little country at the end of the worst shooting performance was his career in games with more than 20 degrees: Curry came only 12 points and 2 assists at 04.21 from the field and 14.3 from downtown.

Despite all the mistakes we have made, and though I have thrown so bad, it was a tight game at the end, analyzed curry. That was a good lesson for us. We have seen the intensity and focus what it takes to beat as a team.

Both coaches put on their usual starting Fives and as expected got Bridges from the beginning the task of defending Curry. The Splash Brother barely got clearances, it took just under five and a half minutes until he brought his first points on the scoreboard.

Much better it ran at Back court partner pool. After Anton had given the Suns with strong work in the zone a slight advantage, the Warriors guard caught fire. 16 points were at the end of the first quarter to his credit, including a personal 11: 0 run that won the Dubs the lead (28:22). However, Naval McGee taught quite a bit of damage in the zone, and the Suns were off. 35:31 for the Warriors after the first section.

Phoenix Suns: Strong Defense fueled comeback

Now Otto Porter Jr. was infected by Poole (9 of 16 points in the second quarter) from three fireworks. The Dubs were settled for up to 9 meters, but both Offenses now had significantly more problems. Golden State brought the home side again with a zone and a box-and-one defense in trouble, the Warriors fought for with too many turnovers (9 for the Warriors to 6 in Phoenix alone in the second quarter). However, also good Suns bench led Phoenix back, the home side went with 56:54 into the half-time break.

Even before the transition into the cabin but the Suns had to cope with a downside: Booker could not due to problems in the thigh to continue. Still, Phoenix took over thanks to strong defense after the break for a short time control, a Bridges fast break dunk brought the Suns to +9 away — before re Poole reported back and reduced the lead to 78:80 at the end of the quarter.

Phoenix Suns beat Warriors with strong Crunch Time

As exciting as it remained until the final minutes. No team a real advantage could play out until Crowder about four minutes before the end of two jumpers sunk in a row (97:91). The Suns made their Clutch magic demonstrate CP3 increased with another jumper from the zone, while Golden State was sidelined again by the strong Sun-Defense.

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Poole had also bad luck, a triple attempt was already looking into the ring, but dropped out but still. The guests stayed in the decisive phase of the game less than three minutes without a point, freezing the penalized Phoenix. Paul had the Suns Offense now completely under control, operated Landry Shame ton the wing — nothing but net! The triple to 102: 92 one minute before the end was the Dagger. But already in the night on Saturday, the Warriors have a chance for revenge.

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