Suns Can't Hold on Against Warriors
Plain and simple, the third quarter changed everything for the Suns on Sunday evening in Oakland. After scoring 61 points in the first half the team mustered just 17 points in the opening 12 minutes of the second half while the Warriors put 38 on the board.
It still didn't put the nail in the Suns coffin though as they came back in the fourth but couldn't make a shot in the final minute.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
"We've got to be tougher. We play tough in stretches. For five minutes here and five minutes there. Probably for a total of 15 minutes a game we're tough. The rest of the time we kind of float through and just expect balls to land in our hands. You've got to go after it when balls are there especially in the heat of the game when you're trying to make a comeback. I thought in the third quarter we really got out hustled." -- Coach Hornacek after dropping a tough road game in Golden State.
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
For the Suns, Gerald Green continued his hot streak. He scored 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting. Over the last two games he has 66 points over his last two contests. He also added in six rebounds.
Despite Green's impressive game, the Warriors Klay Thompson had 22 points in the game, 13 of which came in Golden States huge third quarter.
PHOTO OF THE NIGHT
NUMBER OF THE NIGHT
50: the number of points in the paint the Warriors had which was 14 more than the Suns. The easy inside buckets proved to have a big impact down the stretch in what finished as a close game.