The Suns lost to the Warriors on Tuesday night by the final score of 107-92. The Suns were led by Marcin Gortat who scored 19 points on a perfect 8-8 shooting and also pulling in a game high 10 rebounds. Harrison Barnes and David Lee each had 16 points, Jarrett Jack along with Carl Landry each also added 13 points for Golden State.
The Suns were simply outplayed by the Warriors squad throughout the entire game. In fact, in terms of the plus/minus numbers the only players that didn’t have negative numbers were Goran Dragic, Marcin Gortat and Diante Garret.
Golden State shredded the Suns defense shooting 57% from the field, making 8 3-pointers and getting 28 free throw attempts. The Suns offense on the other hand weren’t awful but they certainly weren’t good. The Suns struggled with free throws only making half of them, and they also shot 32% as a team from 3-point land.
The Suns seemed out of sync all night both the starters and bench players totaling 17 turnovers as a team; Michael Beasley, Luis Scola, and Markieff Morris each had 3. Beasley struggled shooting the ball making only 3-11 attempts and at one point got some heat from teammate Goran Dragic after taking a bad 3-point attempt mid-way through the 3rdquarter.
Dragic had a fine showing scoring 8 points and dishing out 6 assists in his 20 minutes of action. Morris also played a good game scoring 15 points and pulling down 7 rebounds. Rookie Kendall Marshall who had scored only 4 points prior to this game, had 8 including 2 3-pointers.
The Suns will close out their preseason against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night and will face the Warriors again to start their season next Wednesday night at the U.S Airways center.