Booker, Suns snap 18-game skid against Warriors

Ruben Hill
March 11, 2019

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) trips over Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) chasing a loose ball during the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena.

The Golden State Warriors suffered a double whammy after succumbing to the Phoenix Suns, 111-115, and seeing Kevin Durant go down with an injury on Sunday, March 10 (Monday, March 11, Philippine time).

Playing the second night of a back-to-back, the Suns found the energy to outlast the Warriors after having trailed by as many as 16 points.

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Warriors are 16-point favorites to beat the Suns. The losing skid had been the NBA's longest current streak.

While the Warriors' loss stings Sunday night, the team still has a chance to right the wrongs of the last few weeks.

In fact, the Suns closed as 17-point underdogs, making Phoenix's victory the largest upset in an National Basketball Association game since March 6, 2016 (when the Lakers upset the Warriors as 17.5-point underdogs).

Booker then buried a 3-pointer, a jumper and a dunk in succession, single-handedly increasing the Phoenix lead to 106-98. The under is 8-3 in Suns last 11 overall.

Green went 3-of-9 on Sunday night and 0-of-3 from 3-point range.

Booker then capped his big night with two game-clinching free throws, before Mikal Bridges added another pair. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game, while Klay Thompson is averaging 22.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game.

Devin Booker made 7-of-19 from the field for 23 points with two rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes during a 127-120 loss to the Blazers on Saturday. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 118.2 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting.

The Golden State Warriors look for another win after splitting their last 10 games.

Adding to the Warriors' troubles, Thompson finished the game 6-of-17 from the field after making four of his first five shots.

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