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Warriors waste Carrie 50, still useless on the road


Warriors waste Carrie 50, still useless on the road

In hindsight, the first quarter between the Golden State Warriors and Phoenix Suns told us everything we needed to know.

Steve Curry went to ballistic

with patented Curry Flurry. The team was lively and played hard. The defense decided, after about three interesting minutes, to hibernate.

Curry scored 17 points and missed only one shot.

The warriors were losing when the bell rang.

It ended up being the whole game.

The next 36 minutes followed exactly the same chart. Curry plays like MVP. Everyone plays with energy, but they forget how to play defense.

Suns won.

  • Dubs conceded the first half of 70 points
  • which became the norm for them.
  • Curry's attack, some big shots from Andrew Wiggins

and some buckets from the bench made the Warriors put up some good numbers, but they couldn't resist the temptation to let Phoenix do the same. And so it fell 72-65 in half.

Our hopes and calls for

the warriors' appearance in the third quarter were met with cockroaches.

The Warriors played an uninspiring ball to start the third quarter, with a turnover after the rotation resulting in easy buckets for the Suns, who were without star guard Chris Paul.

Phoenix led further and further afield

with Golden State trailing by 14 points to enter the final frame.

Through it all :

Carey continued to mention his case as the NBA's best player. He never took his foot off the gas, scoring goals from everywhere on the field and in every way.

He also :

continued to show frustration with the team's inability to meet him there, as he made another uncharacteristic technical error when he slammed the ball into the stands.

Two days after a moderate offensive performance when he allowed his teammates to take over, Curry dropped 50 points against The Sun, on high efficiency:

17 for 28, 7 for 11 triples, and 9 for 9 free throws.

He added 9 high rebounds for the team

capping the outstanding display with 6 assists.

But he left the field with about two minutes left

  • and the game was decided.
  • The Warriors lost 130-119
  • and are now 0-8 on the road.

Wiggins finished with 14 effective points

but did not contribute much anywhere else, with just 2 rebounds

one pass :

and an average defense.

Draymond Green played a few standout plays and finished with 9 points, 8 assists and 3 steals, without missing a shot, but now he plays center in a bad defense, and deserves much of that blame.

Klay Thompson had another difficult night

  • but he stayed on the court in garbage time to level some wrinkles
  • and found little rhythm. He finished with 19 points
  • 5 rebounds and two assists on 6-for-17 shooting.

The bench struggled hard, ending up with only 17 points.

Jordan Paul had 8 assists, but did not create a field goal. JaMychal Green played with all sorts of energy, but shot 1 for 7. Donte DiVincenzo was moderately better, being 2 for 7.

But the story was a defense

or not.

  • Even without Paul and forward Cameron Johnson
  • the Suns scored at will
  • losing 30 points or more in each of the first three quarters.

Devin Booker

Cameron Payne and Mychal Bridges exceeded the 20-point mark on stellar efficiency, and former warrior Damion Lee struck a few daggers in response to rare moments in which the Dubs showed life in the fourth quarter.

The warriors are now 6-9

which is certainly not nice. But they will return to the only place they know how to win on Friday, when they host the New York Knicks.