On Wednesday night, Golden State will be back in town to try to level the score with the host Suns after suffering one of those losses on October 25 in Phoenix.
In a tense game that night, Phoenix crushed the Warriors 134-105, while Golden State’s Klay Thompson was put off for the first time in his professional career.
After Monday night’s 132-95 thrashing of the visiting San Antonio Spurs, the Warriors now have a mediocre 6-8 record, so the energy level should be high once more.
Jordan Poole started the game against the Spurs since Thompson was rested, and he finished with a season-high 36 points on 13 of 20 shooting. Poole had three steals and made five 3-pointers.
Jordan was rather impressive offensively, according to Golden State coach Steve Kerr. “He immediately began going.”
Poole, who has started just three of the 14 games this season but is averaging 17.1 points, put up his second 30-point performance of the campaign.
Poole said he was “just being aggressive and playing my game.” “I was thinking that we had a (defeat on Sunday) and we needed to come out and grab a win,” the player said.
After playing a season-low 27 minutes against San Antonio, Stephen Curry need to be rested. Along with scoring 16 points, a season-low, his average fell to 31.5.
Curry has scored more than 30 goals nine times this season, his two highest totals being 47 and 40. In the Sun’s defeat last month, he scored 21 points.
Since starting the season 6-1, Phoenix has dropped two straight games and four of its last six.
On Monday, the Suns’ 113-112 defeat to the Miami Heat marked the end of a 1-3 road trip. Phoenix lost a fourth-quarter lead by 13 points.
Suns coach Monty Williams was upset with the outcome and irritated by the gap in free-throw shooting – the Heat made 25 while Phoenix attempted just four.
Williams remarked that we only get four free throws in such a violent game where everyone is knocking against one other. It’s getting increasingly difficult to swallow, and you feel like you can’t even talk about it without risking a fine.
Devin Booker outscored the Heat by 25 points, and in 10 of the team’s 13 games, he has scored at least 20 points. In the victory over the Warriors last month, Booker tallied 34 points and seven assists.
Chris Paul is questionable and could miss his fourth straight game due to correct heel pain.
In Paul’s first two absences, Cameron Payne put on back-to-back outstanding performances, averaging 22.5 points and 6.0 assists. However, he only made 4-of-17 shots against the Heat while tallying nine points in that time.
With Landry Shamet out due to a concussion, Duane Washington Jr. delivered a punch from the bench with 21 points in 19 minutes.
Washington remarked, “It was a terrific opportunity to demonstrate the planning and effort I’ve put in. I felt prepared, my teammates and coaches had faith in me, and I was able to make several baskets.
DeAndre Ayton, a big guy, recorded his third double-double of the year with 16 points and 12 rebounds. One of the others was when Ayton scored 16 points and a season-high 14 rebounds against Golden State.