(18-13)
(17-11)
Friday night's contest was the last game on Warriors Ground in 2013, and the Warriors closed it out on a high-note, defeating the Suns 115-86. Stephen Curry was phenomenal, notching his second triple-double of the season with 14 points and career-highs of 16 assists and 13 rebounds. Curry becomes just the second player in the NBA this season to record multiple triple-doubles, and the first Warriors player to do so in a single season since Baron Davis in 2007-08. Klay Thompson added 21 points and four rebounds, while David Lee had a solid all-around game with 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists. The win is the Dubs’ fourth in a row and pushes their record to 18-13. They’ll look to keep it going on Sunday when they take on the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
LAST HOME GAME OF 2013
Fresh off of Wednesday’s dramatic Christmas Night win over the Clippers, the Warriors will host the Suns on Friday in another Pacific Division showdown at Oracle Arena. The CSN Bay Area Authentic Fan Friday contest will mark the Warriors’ final home game of 2013, and all fans in attendance will receive a Klay Thompson cheer card. This will be the second of four games between the two teams this season, and the Warriors will be looking to avenge their four-point defeat in Phoenix from December 15. GET TICKETS
LAST TIME OUT
Christmas Whiteout, multiple ejections and a game that went down to the wire – the Warriors’ 105-103 victory over the Clippers at Oracle Arena had all the dramatics a fan can ask for, including a pair of defensive stops by the Dubs in the game’s final possession. David Lee and Klay Thompson each had 23 points and Stephen Curry scored nine of his 15 points in the fourth quarter. After trailing by as many as 13 points early in the game, the Warriors came back and took the lead for good on a pair of Harrison Barnes free throws with 1:09 left in the fourth quarter. No team scored after that, and the Dubs’ secured their third-straight win when Jamal Crawford’s last-second three-pointer was off the mark. GAME RECAP
REBOUNDING INTO FORM
The Warriors have won four of their last five games and they held three of those opponents to less than 40 percent shooting from the field. Just about all those missed shots create rebounding opportunities, and the Warriors’ big-man duo of Andrew Bogut and David Lee have certainly cleaned up the boards in recent contests. Both players have grabbed at least 10 rebounds in each of the last 10 games, marking the first time a pair of teammates have achieved that feat since Rich Kelley and Truck Robinson did it for the New Orleans Jazz in 1978. During this 10-game stretch, Bogut has averaged 8.3 points and 14.0 rebounds and Lee has put up 21.6 points and 12.4 rebounds with double-doubles in each of those games. If the Warriors can continue to get that kind of production from their starting bigs, then they will certainly be able to hold their own against any opposing frontcourt tandem they might encounter. DUB THE VOTE
LUCKY 13
Thirteen seems to be the lucky number for the Warriors, as the team is 6-0 this season when committing 13 or fewer turnovers. Of course, in terms of taking care of the ball, the discussion starts with Stephen Curry. He’s among the NBA leaders in terms of time spent with the ball in his hands, so it makes sense that he would rank fourth in the league in turnovers. But lately, he has taken greater care of the ball with 55 assists to 13 turnovers. That 4.2 assist-to-turnover ratio is nearly double hit output for the year, and the Warriors will certainly benefit if Curry can inch closer to that mark for the remainder of the season. DUB THE VOTE
PHOENIX SCOUTING REPORT
Phoenix enters Friday’s division showdown as winners of three straight games and eight of its last nine. Along with the Trail Blazers, the Suns’ success has been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this season. They have a deep team with eight players averaging at least 8.9 points per game, and their point guard duo of Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe have meshed quite well together. Phoenix leads the NBA in fast break scoring with 18.3 percent of their points coming in transition and they are also rely on the 3-ball. They rank second in the NBA with 9.8 made 3-pointers per game and their perimeter effectiveness certainly hurt the Warriors in the teams’ first machup this season last Sunday in Phoenix. Channing Frye connected on five 3-pointers in that game, so preventing any open looks from him will be important if the Warriors want to push their winning streak to four games.
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Injury Report
GSW: Festus Ezeli (recovery from right knee surgery), Ognjen Kuzmic (fifth metacarpal fracture, right hand) and Jermaine O’Neal (right wrist surgery) are out.

PHX: Emeka Okafor (herniated disc) and Alex Len (sore left ankle) are out.