The Warriors used a strong second half performance to take down the visiting Suns 106-87 on Slate Night at Oracle Arena.
The Warriors used a strong second half performance to take down the visiting Suns 106-87 on Saturday night. The Dubs out-scored Phoenix 54-36 over the final two quarters, holding the visitors to 31 percent shooting (13-for-42) over that stretch.
As well as the Warriors finished the game, it definitely didn’t start out the way. The Dubs missed their first 10 shots and Phoenix made their first five 3-point attempts. Golden State trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half, but rallied over the last eight minutes of the second quarter to enter halftime with a one-point advantage.
Stephen Curry played a large role in the 24-11 run to close out the second quarter, knocking down a trio of 3-pointers and accounting for 10-straight Warriors points. The All-Star guard finished with game-highs of 25 points and seven assists, his 29th game this season with at least 20 and five.
Fellow All-Star guard Klay Thompson picked it up in the second half, scoring 14 of his 22 points after the break. His 3-pointer in the second minute of the third quarter gave the Dubs a lead they would never relinquish, and the Warriors cruised to their 22nd win in 24 home games this season.