PHOENIX — Even on the highway, Golden Point out Warriors guard Stephen Curry is a hit.
Soon after scoring 41 details and generating a time-higher 9 three-pointers, a modest but boisterous group of fans chanted “MVP, MVP” as Curry exited via the tunnel closest the Golden State bench.
“My pregame program, it was packed in our part,” Curry stated. “Dub Country is increasing by the day. It truly is exciting to see on the highway. Even some ‘Let’s go Warrior’ chants throughout the recreation. And we performed well to again it up.”
The Warriors (seventeen-) experienced a season high in factors in a one hundred thirty five-116 victory in excess of the Phoenix Suns on Friday at Conversing Adhere Vacation resort Arena, when they manufactured a franchise-file 22 3-ideas although extending their unbeaten streak to start off the period to an NBA-document seventeen online games.
Curry, the reigning NBA MVP, produced nine-of-16 3-level tries and reserve guard Leandro Barbosa manufactured all 5 of his treys while scoring 21 details. The Warriors shot fifty six.8 p.c from the area and fifty seven.nine percent from 3-stage variety. Curry has created a three in 90 straight normal-year video games.
“A good deal of that is primarily based on our ball motion,” Curry explained. “We shoot a great deal of 3s, but we like to shoot a great deal of great ones. Ball movement prospects to in-rhythm pictures. I understood we made a good deal.”
Warriors ahead Draymond Inexperienced had 14 points, 10 rebounds and ten helps for his next triple-double of the season, and guard Klay Thompson had fifteen details and three 3-pointers.
“They shoot 3s like layups,” Suns ahead Markieff Morris said.
The Warriors also experienced a fifty three-thirty rebounding edge.
“We’re rolling correct now,” Barbosa stated. “We are just having exciting. The chemistry is really, truly very good. We have so numerous alternatives, so numerous weapons. Tonight was a single of these nights when Steph was really sizzling, and when he is hot, he tends to make things transpires.
“We have been just experiencing watching him perform.”
Suns reserve forward T.J. Warren experienced a career-large 28 details for the Suns (7-9), who lost their fourth straight and fifth in their last six.
Golden State set the NBA report for consecutive victories at the start of the time in their preceding match towards the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, and Curry said there was no concern of a letdown coming in.
“We have an edge, guy,” Curry said. “We really like the feeling of profitable. Our self confidence is high appropriate now. That is the only issue that really motivates us.”
With Curry generating 7 3s, the Warriors established an NBA document with fifteen three-tips in the initial fifty percent, 1 more than the earlier record. Their 22 in the recreation was a single short of the league record.
“We just need to have to refocus on our protection,” Suns mentor Jeff Hornacek stated. “I consider our men have gotten to the level the place they are just trying to rating and not stressing about the other stop.
“A crew like that, the undefeated planet champs, you’ve received to make factors difficult for them. We didn’t do that. Their photographs had been fairly wide open.”
Guard Eric Bledsoe had 21 points and 7 helps and guard Brandon Knight had 21 points and 5 assists for the Suns.
Warriors forward Harrison Barnes still left the recreation with a sprained left ankle with seven:03 remaining in the third quarter and did not return. Warriors interim mentor Luke Walton said x-rays were adverse. Barnes experienced seven details and seven rebounds.
Suns heart Tyson Chandler endured a sprained right hamstring early in the initial quarter and did not return.
NOTES: Suns G Bryce Cotton was inactive for his second straight game because being signed to a ten-working day deal Wednesday as insurance policies for G Eric Bledsoe (knee) and G Brandon Knight (ankle), who have been taking part in by way of minimal injuries. “If for some reason one particular or two of them can not go, he is a man who can thrust the ball and pick fellas up full court docket and make it tough on guys,” Suns coach Jeff Hornacek mentioned. … Golden Condition C Andrew Bogut (back) started Friday after sitting down out Wednesday’s follow. “There was no purpose to combat by way of a practice when we had the subsequent day off,” Warriors interim mentor Luke Walton explained. … The Warriors and Suns entered the game averaging much more than 10 three-tips a game even though shooting at minimum 39 % from three-point variety. Only two teams in NBA history have accomplished that for an whole period, the 2005-06 Suns (10.2, 39.9) and the 2014-fifteen Warriors (10.8, 39.eight).