Phoenix Suns (1-2)@
Golden State Warriors (3-1)
Monday, October 22
28 pts 52 fg% 100 ft%
29 pts 61 fg% 50 ft%
Stephen Curry poured in 29 points in 29 minutes before sitting out the fourth quarter Monday night propelling the hot-shooting Golden State Warriors to a 123-103 romp over the Phoenix Suns in Oakland Calif.
The victory extended Golden State's winning streak over Phoenix to a franchise-best 16 straight while also giving the Warriors their 14th home win in a row over their Pacific Division rivals.
The last time Phoenix won at Golden State was Nov. 9 2014 in Steve Kerr's sixth game as the Warriors' head coach. Kerr had won his first five.
Curry who had opened the season with three consecutive 30-point outings for the first time in his career failed to make it a fourth by virtue of having been pulled from the blowout for good after three periods. He shot 11-for-18 from the field including 6-for-13 on 3-point attempts.
Along the way Curry and his dad Dell moved into second place on the NBA's all-time scoring list for father-son duos surpassing Danny and Dolph Schayes (27 218). Stephen Curry (14 556) and Dell Curry (12 670) now have 27 226 points.
Kobe and Joe Bryant hold the NBA record with 38 895.
The Warriors led just 24-20 in the 10th minute of the game before Alfonzo McKinnie scored five consecutive points and Jonas Jerebko buried a 3-pointer in an 8-3 quarter-closing run that opened a nine-point advantage.
Golden State went on to lead by 20 on a 3-pointer by Curry with 2:30 to go in the half then 70-47 at halftime following a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Quinn Cook.
Kevin Durant complemented Curry with 22 points in 26 minutes for the Warriors who were playing the night after losing 100-98 at Denver.
Klay Thompson (16 points) Damian Jones (career-high 13) Jerebko (13) and McKinnie (10) also scored in double figures for Golden State which shot 51.1 percent from the field.
Devin Booker had 28 points and TJ Warren 27 off the bench for Phoenix which lost at Denver on Saturday night.
Rookie center Deandre Ayton recorded his second NBA double-double in three games with 20 points and 14 rebounds.
The Suns shot 45.3 percent on field-goal attempts.
--Field Level Media