OAKLAND—The Golden State Warriors won their fourth consecutive game with a 133-120 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, November 13.
There wasn’t much defense played by either team, with both squads finishing the game shooting over 50 percent from the field. Klay Thompson and Steph Curry led the Warriors offensively, scoring 30 points each. Kevin Durant added 29 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the Warrior’s eighth win of the season. The seven-time all-star attempted to explain Golden State’s defensive lapses after the game.
“You’re going to have games like that, where it’s just going to be a slugfest,” Durant said. “We traded baskets at one point, they went on a couple runs. There’s going to be times where you’re going to try and come out and maybe try to outscore teams.”
Draymond Green notched his fourth double-double of the season with 14 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists for Golden State.
Starters T.J. Warren and Eric Bledsoe led Phoenix with 20 points each. Second year player Devon Booker made six of 18 shots for 19 points, while veteran Jared Dudley added 14 points off of the bench in the Sun’s eighth loss of the season.
The Suns have now lost two straight games, falling to 3-8 on the season; they will try to redeem themselves in a match up against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, November 16.
The Warriors are 8-2 overall and second place in the Western Conference. Golden State will face the 7-3 Toronto Raptors in their next game on Wednesday, November 16.