In what could arguably be labeled as their toughest stretch of games this season, the Suns will look continue their winning ways as they travel to Golden State on Sunday.
After getting a big win 128-122 over the Thunder Thursday at home, the Suns embark on a two games in two night road trip.
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The home team has won each of the first three meetings this season with Sunday’s contest in Oakland determining whether the Suns win the season series 3-1 or the Warriors knot it at 2-2.
The last time the Suns faced the Warriors, Phoenix put on an offensive display as six players scored in double-figures, two scored over 20 points and Goran Dragic scored a then career-high 34 points in a 122-109 victory over Golden State at US Airways Center.
As the season continues to wind down, the Warriors will undoubtedly be looking for payback.
The Suns have won nine of their last 16 games against the Warriors and 13 of 21 against Golden State. The Warriors had won six-straight in the series entering the season which followed a seven-game win streak by the Suns.
On Thursday against the Thunder, the Suns shot 52.5 percent from the field tonight to improve to 15-0 this season when shooting 50 percent or above from the field. The Suns tied their season-high with 15 three-pointers (Nov. 20 vs. Sacramento, Dec. 21 vs. Dallas, Mar. 2, vs. Atlanta), tied season-high with 39 free-throw attempts (Feb. 18 at Denver), tied season-high for second-half points with 67 (Jan. 15 vs. L.A. Lakers) and finished a point shy of their season-high in scoring (129 on Mar. 2 vs. Atlanta).
Will history repeat itself?
The Suns rank 1st in the NBA with just under 19 fast break points per game. The Suns have scored at least 20 fast break points in 29 of the first 60 games of the season. In 2012-13, Phoenix scored 20+ fast break points 12 times all season.
Golden State can put up just as many points as the Suns can, so matching or exceeding their pace will be crucial.