Bledsoe Sparks Suns Previous Warriors
PHOENIX, AZ – Taking on the NBA’s many prolific backcourt, Eric Bledsoe plus Goran Dragic more than held their very own.
Bledsoe have scored seven of his 24 factors in the fourth quarter and Dragic added 21 points to help the particular Phoenix Suns hold off Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors 106-102 Sunday night for their fifth directly win.
“For this game, facing one of the best 1-2 punches in the game right now, it was challenging, ” Bledsoe said. “We feel good about ourselves. ”
Bledsoe added 8 rebounds and eight assists plus Channing Frye added 20 for your Suns, who snapped a six-game losing streak against Golden Condition.
Curry obtained 30 points, including 20 within the second half, and Klay Thompson added 19 for the Warriors, that have lost three of four. Jesse Lee added 18 points plus 13 rebounds for his 5th straight double-double.
“I am finding that the guys within the suit and tie want it a lot more than the guys in uniform, ” Players coach Mark Jackson said. “It’s disappointing right now. We are going to be great, but it’s disappointing to once more lose in the same fashion.
“We see it. Everyone sees it. But I avoid see anybody in uniform with this same passion. Enough is enough at some time. We are watching the same movie each and every night. ”
The Warriors lost even though Curry and Thompson bettered their forty-four points-per-game average and went the combined 6 for 11 upon 3-pointers.
“We think our guards can get any of them, ” Suns trainer Jeff Hornacek said. “Those are usually two great guards that they have upon that team and our men fought them all game. ”
Golden State trailed by as many as nine in the 3rd quarter, but pulled to inside 76-75 on Curry’s 3-pointer that will capped a 10-2 Golden Condition run.
Marreese Speights brought the Warriors even initially since 3: 41 of the 1st quarter, sinking a 3-pointer along with 1: 15 left in the 3rd to knot the score from 81-all.
Yet Golden State, which surrendered the particular lead for the final time a few minutes into the game, could not pull forward despite Curry’s best efforts.
“They did an excellent job of fighting back in this, but we did a great work of staying solid, ” Bledsoe said.
Phoenix, az opened the fourth quarter leading 81-80 and stretched the lead to 6 on Bledsoe’s jumper with nine: 20 to go. Curry made it 92-91 on a 3-pointer with 7: forty-nine left, but Marcus Morris strike a jump shot and additional a free throw to stretch the particular lead to 95-91.
Thompson made two free includes with 5: 21 left to slice the Suns’ lead to one together a chance to give Golden State the particular lead, but his 3-point try bounced off the back iron.
Bledsoe and Frye hit consecutive 3-pointers to put the particular Suns ahead 102-95 with three or more: 19 left. Curry answered having a long 3-pointer from the top of the crucial to make it 102-100 with 1: thirty seven left.
“With those guys you never know, inch Dragic said. “Even when you’re upward 15, they still can earn the game. ”
Curry missed a forced 15-footer with the shot clock running straight down while defended by P. L. Tucker and Bledsoe made 2 free throws to secure the earn.
“He performed good defense. I couldn’t obtain a shot off, ” Curry mentioned. “I tried to draw a nasty and get him up in the air yet he didn’t go for it. ”
Tucker hit their only 3-pointer and Gerald Eco-friendly added four points as the Suns closed the first quarter on a 10-4 run to take a 33-27 lead.
Phoenix extended the lead to 59-46 with 1: twenty-seven left in the first half, yet Curry scored five points in order to lead a 7-0 run that will brought the Warriors back to 59-53 at halftime.
Online game notes
The particular Suns had three 20-point scorers for the first time this season… Curry has obtained 20 or more in 10 directly games… Dragic has three directly 20-plus point games for the 3rd time in his career and for the 1st time with the Suns… Frye started the very first half 5 for 5 from your floor, including 3 for three or more from beyond the 3-point range, until ending the streak on the half-court heave at the halftime buzzer… Before the Warriors’ six-game winning ability in the series, Phoenix had earned seventhe row… Golden State F
skipped his 12th straight game using a left hamstring strain. The Players are 5-7 since his injuries.
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