There was no Stephen Curry magic on the watch of the Suns. The game’s greatest shooter ended up firing blanks all night, making only 4 out of his 21 shots and 3 of 14 from beyond the arc. Deandre Ayton dominated the paint from the jump, scoring 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds—outplaying Golden State’s bigs. Chris Paul showcased his point God skills, dropping a double-double with 11 assists while garnering 5 steals to his name.
On the other hand, Booker only saw action for 15 minutes after injuring his hamstring during the second quarter, forcing him to leave the game entirely. Despite the world-class scorer’s absence, many other key pieces from the Suns managed to step up, including Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Cameron Johnson, and Landry Shamet. Phoenix’s defense also proved to be a pivotal point of their performance, which forced the Warriors to commit a ton of turnovers throughout the game.
No loss November
— Book (@DevinBook) December 1, 2021
Booker’s tweet totally encapsulates the Suns and their dominant performance during November, winning 17-straight games in convincing fashion. Apart from that, they end the month by beating the team with the league’s best record and MVP frontrunner.
Both the Suns and the Warriors are set to meet again on Friday.—this time, at the Chase Center in San Francisco. After battling successfully against a title contender this year, can the Suns carry their momentum and streak to Golden State’s home floor? Or, will the Warriors; specifically Curry, bounce back and prove their league dominance?