As anticipated, tonight’s game between the Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors did not disappoint. The prediction was that this matchup would showcase the scoring abilities of both teams. The Suns came out on top in the end, but the Warriors wouldn’t go down without a fight.
Phoenix was able to put up 122 points in tonight’s game. Coming into the season, who would’ve guessed that the team would be playing as well as they are right now? Nobody would’ve guessed that their offense would be as prolific as it is right now, and I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t shocked at the type of basketball that they’re able to play with the roster that they have.
In Eric Bledsoe’s absence so far this season, Goran Dragic is playing like a man possessed. Tonight, he was matched up against the NBA‘s top scoring point guard in Stephen Curry. Even Curry wasn’t able to match him down the stretch in this game. Dragic’s 34 points were huge in helping Phoenix maintain their lead early and in the 4th quarter.
Dragic didn’t act alone in taking down the Warriors though. Guard Gerald Green poured in an amazing 25 points and shot the ball very efficiently from all over the court. Small forward P.J. Tucker was also able to take advantage of the Warriors on the glass all night by collecting 15 rebounds. Take into account that the Warriors were missing their two best big men, David Lee and Andrew Bogut, for the second game in a row. Credit still goes to Tucker, as that is a tremendous number to grab from the position he plays.
It’s crazy to think about how good this team will be once Bledsoe returns to the lineup, but for now, Dragic and company are holding down the fort. It’s not going to get any easier anytime soon. On Tuesday, the Miami Heat will be in town to take on the Suns.