December 27, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) shoots the ball against Phoenix Suns center Miles Plumlee (22) during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Suns 115-86. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Suns have off-night, get blown out by Golden State

 

It’s just one of those nights for your Phoenix Suns ands they get blown out by Golden State 115-86, falling to 17-11 on the season.

Just nothing went right for the Suns. Their effort wasn’t the problem that was fine. It was as simple as the Warriors’ shots going in, while the rim seemed sealed shut for the Suns.

Every time the Suns were making the beginnings of a run, Golden State would smack them down with a three pointer, like a wack-a-mole game at the state fair.

Phoenix was only down by six points at the end of the first quarter, but by halftime they were down by 19, and it wouldn’t get better. The Suns were down by 21 headed into the final quarter and that about was when Hornacek waved the white flag. The players at the end of the bench got some run, but that sure didn’t lessen the deficit.

As a team, you sure aren’t going to win if your leading scorer is P.J. Tucker with only 11 points. He did have 12 rebounds, half of which were on the offensive side of the ball. You can always count on Tucker to come up with huge, max-sized rebounds when you need them. Channing Frye, Miles Plumlee and Markieff Morris all finished with nine points.

The fact that neither Dragic or Bledsoe even attempted a three-pointer showed just how bad the game was.

The night really belonged to Stephen Curry.

Curry had his third career triple-double in only 22 minutes of game time. The star point-guard finished with 14 points, along with a career-high in rebounds with 13, and assists with 16. He was just superb.

Curry’s backcourt partner Thompson finished with 21 points on a fantastic 9-11 shooting from the floor. David Lee was a mister down low tallying 17 points, seven boards and passing for five dimes.  Harrison Barnes and Diamond Green both finished with 11 points in the victory.  

It was just a bad game for Phoenix when the Warriors shot nearly 53 percent from the floor and 40 percent from behind the arc. In contrast, the Suns shot a much worse 36 percent overall and a miserable 4-23 (17 percent) from deep. That’s just not going to do it. The Suns also gave up 22 fastbreak points, while only racking up 10, as opposed to their usual 20.

Now Phoenix heads back to the valley for a matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers, who haven’t played since December 21st and are awaiting the Suns’ arrival for tomorrow’s game.

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