SAN FRANCISCO — The catastrophe-prone Warriors got everything right in a thrilling 113-112 win against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
Steph Curry’s go-ahead 3-pointer .7 seconds before the final buzzer gave the Suns just enough time to get a shot off — a situation the Warriors have lost several times this year. But Andrew Wiggins’ foul on Devin Booker did not result in free throws and Draymond Green disrupted the ensuing inbound play to Kevin Durant to seal the win.
The Warriors have won four in a row and five of their last six games, moving up to the 10th seed in the Western Conference.
STEPHEN CURRY GIVES THE WARRIORS THE 113-112 LEAD IN THE 4Q WITH .7 SECONDS LEFT ON THE CLOCK
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Golden State did it behind some strong defense with Gary Payton II back in the fold, Green and wings Wiggins and Jonathan Kuminga keeping Phoenix’s potent Big Three of Durant, Bradley Beal, and Devin Booker from breaking free.
Curry had 30 points shooting 9-of-16 from 3 — he’s made 20 3s over his last two games. Kuminga had 21 points shooting 9-of-17 from the field. Payton had two blocks and a steal along with 11 points, including some high-flying dunks.
The Warriors will go back to Salt Lake City to play the Jazz on Monday for the first time since assistant coach Dejan Milojevic died last month. Then they will return home to play the Los Angeles Clippers and head back out to Utah for the postponed makeup game against the Jazz before heading into the All-Star break.