Steph Curry explodes for 50 factors however Golden State Warriors nonetheless overwhelmed 130-119 by Phoenix Suns


Steph Curry scored 50 factors for the eleventh time in his NBA profession, however his efforts weren’t sufficient for the struggling Golden State Warriors towards the Phoenix Suns because the defending champions went down 130-119.

The Warriors at the moment are 6-9 on the season and winless from eight video games on the highway – a troubling signal because the group seems to win a fifth title since 2015.

That is the longest highway dropping streak by a defending champion because the Chicago Bulls within the 1998/99 season, in accordance with ESPN, and the Warriors’ longest dropping streak on the highway firstly of a season since 1989/90.

“We’re never going to panic, there’s no point in panicking,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr instructed reporters after Wednesday’s recreation.

“What we’ve got to do is stick with it and discover it. However in an effort to discover it, we’ve bought to get everyone on board, on the identical web page by way of simply worrying about successful – and that’s it.

“I saw a lot of hanging heads tonight,” he added. “I think we’re feeling sorry for ourselves.”

Regardless of the loss, it was a historic night time for Curry, who was 17-of-28 from the sphere and 7-of-11 from three-point vary together with grabbing 9 rebounds and 6 assists.

Within the course of, he handed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and tied Allen Iverson for the ninth-most 50-plus level video games within the historical past of the NBA.

Klay Thompson had 19 factors and Andrew Wiggins had 14, whereas the Suns, against this, had a much more balanced assault with all 5 of their starters recording double figures.

Cameron Payne scored a career-high 29 factors – together with six three-pointers – whereas Devin Booker and Mikal Bridges, who completed simply shy of a triple-double with 9 assists and 9 rebounds, every added 27 and 23 factors respectively.

Phoenix, with out an injured Chris Paul for the fourth straight recreation and up towards a free-scoring Curry, managed a lot of the competition and led by a cushty 14-point margin on the finish of the third quarter.

”It’s necessary to have a group,” Booker stated concerning the even scoring distribution all through the group. ”That offers you longevity and can get us by means of a season.”

The win noticed the Suns, second behind the Portland Path Blazers within the Western Convention standings, enhance to 9-5 on the season.

They subsequent go to the Utah Jazz on Friday whereas the Warriors welcome the New York Knicks.