Steph Curry scored 34 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Phoenix Suns 132-109 on the New Year’s Eve.
“Pretty much the whole second quarter and beyond, we were just disciplined defensively and played with a purpose on offense,” Curry said. “Created good shots. It was a great night.”
Kevin Durant scored 25 points while Jordan Bell scored a season-high 10 points as the Warriors rammed the Suns for the 17th time. While the game didn’t start well for the Warriors, they took control in the second quarter. By the fourth, Golden State were ahead by 30 points before the Suns pulled close to end the game with 109 points.
Rookie Deandre Ayton scored 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Suns while T.J. Warren chimed in 24 points. Devin Booker also scored 20 but none of that was enough to save the Suns from their fifth loss in six games.
Phoenix’s coach Igor Kokoskov admitted his team made plenty of errors that cost them the game.
“There’s such a low margin for error when you play the champs,” the coach said.
The warriors had three free throws before halftime, which helped lead 69-52 at the time. A slew of more errors in the second half combined with Warriors’ offensive mentality held off the Suns to the very end.