Defending champions Golden State Warriors welcomed their star guard Stephen Curry after 11 games in the NBA 2022-23 regular season as the Dubs hosted Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night at the Chase Center. The Warriors faced their third straight loss in the NBA after managing a five-game winning streak as they faced third defeat by the Suns this season.
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Phoenix Suns without it's three star players including Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton playing the game on Tuesday night, defeated the Warriors 113-125. The Splash Bros [Steph Curry (24), Klay Thompson (29) and Jordan Poole (27)] combined for 80 points but failed to win the game for the Warriors.
Phoenix Suns led the Warriors by 19 points at the end of the third quarter, however, Steph Curry's side made a defensive comeback in the fourth quarter. Although, the Dubs led the final quarter by seven points, it was too late for the Warriors to make a comeback into the game.
In the post-match interview, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was asked about his side's late defensive shift. The 57-year-old Kerr took the responsibility for not having his players ready for the game on Tuesday night and said, "I take responsibility for that. I did not have our guys ready to play, that's my fault."
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For the Suns, Mikal Bridges stepped up in the absence of Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton and registered 26 points, nine rebounds and five assists followed by Damion Lee (22) and Duane Washington Jr. (21).
With the loss on Tuesday, the Warriors managed the eighth spot in the Western Conference standings with a 20-21 record while the Suns are placed at the seventh spot with 21 wins in 42 matches so far this season. Meanwhile, Golden State Warriors will travel to the Alamodome to face San Antonio Spurs on Friday night in the NBA 2022-23 regular season.
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