Feb 6, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) on a fast break against the Chicago Bulls during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Chicago Bulls 102-87. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns host Golden State Warriors, Look to Get Back in Win Column

Phoenix Suns host Golden State Warriors

The last couple games have been brutal for Phoenix as they’ve lost the last two on their schedule in consecutive days to the Bulls and Rockets. Now the Suns host Golden State and look to get back in the win column.

The Suns’ frontcourt could be in for an easier night as former All-Star Davis Lee is out due to injury and Andrew Bogut could be sidelined as well. He is listed as questionable.

Key Matchup:

Goran Dragic versus Stephen Curry. This point guard duel will play a big part in determining which team comes out with a victory. Curry is averaging 30 points per game in their last ten, mostly with three-pointers and layups. Dragic needs to never fall asleep on defense, contest everything and never go under on a pick-and-roll. The Dragon also needs to go at Curry on offense, trying to get him in foul trouble.

What the Suns offense needs to focus on:

To win this game, the Suns are going to have to score the ball. They will have to overcome the Warriors potent offense. Transition buckets will be crucial tonight, as will ball movement. Goran Dragic should post up Stephen Curry as much as possible also. If both Lee and Bogut are not on the court, Plumlee needs to be aggressive, look for his shot early and dominate down low.

What the Suns defense needs to watch out for:

Just don’t give up open shots. As long as they contest everything, they have a good chance to win. Also, Gerald Green needs to lock up Klay Thompson. Keep an eye on Andre Iguodala as well.


Suns win 112-103

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