Booker, Suns to host Durant, Warriors | State National Sports

Ruben Hill
February 11, 2019

Friday's 117-107 setback was the Suns' 13th straight loss, despite leading by 17 points in the first quarter and 94-88 with 8min 35sec left. Klay Thompson leads the Warriors in scoring with 25 points, Kevin Durant adds 21 and Steph Curry pours in 20 of his own. Kelly Oubre (25 points) and Deandre Ayton (23) paced the Suns.

Stephen Curry struggled through three quarters but he found his shot in the 4th quarter when the Warriors needed him most. But in the fourth quarter, he was 4 of 5, including 2 of 3 from beyond the arc.

Mikal Bridges and Josh Jackson added 19 apiece for the Suns, who led 85-82 entering the final quarter.

Draymond Green was ejected after the third quarter of their game against the Suns on Friday after yelling at an official in front of the Suns bench.

Green's driving layup capped a 13-3 Golden State run that put the Warriors up 60-51 before Oubre's tip-in sliced the Warriors' lead to 60-53 at the break. When they've committed 10 or fewer turnovers this season (10 games), they've won every single one of those games.

Nearly immediately, Green had picked up a technical foul and was thrown out of the game, as he had already picked up a technical foul in the first quarter.

Green leads the Warriors with 7.8 rebounds and averages 6.9 points.

Oubre made one free throw with 4.9 seconds left, missed the second and grabbed the rebound for a dunk that put the Suns up 85-82 entering the final quarter.

Anthony Davis scored 32 points to turn jeers to cheers on Friday, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a 122-117 National Basketball Association victory over Minnesota in his first game since asking to be traded.

Boos from the home fans greeted his pre-game introduction, and continued whenever he touched the ball in the early going.

"I think we just started making shots", Durant said.

Towns finished with 32 points for Minnesota, but Jrue Holiday, Kenrich Williams and Julius Randle got the job done in the waning seconds.

Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said the decision not to send Davis back into the game when things got close was to do with his lack of recent playing time.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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