Golden State Warriors extended winning streak to 13 Jersey

Presentati nella nostra reception dopo l'iscrizione<br>

Moderatori: -*jeje*-, zophiel

Golden State Warriors extended winning streak to 13 Jersey

Messaggiodi Helena il 6 aprile 2017, 8:06

The Phoenix Suns gave it a valiant effort, but Stephen Curry’s night of 42 points and 11 assists was too much overcome as the Golden State Warriors extended their winning streak to 13 with a 120-111 victory on Wednesday.
It was the second time in Curry’s career that he registered at least 40 points and 10 assists in a game. He was 15-of-26 from the floor and 8-of-13 from Deacon Jones Authentic Jersey 3-point range. The two-time MVP couldn’t be stopped.Curry became the sixth player in franchise history to score 13,000 points and the 10th player in NBA history to drain 1,900 3s.
And with the San Antonio Spurs losing to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Warriors (64-14) clinched the best record in the league. They’ll have home-court advantage throughout their playoff run.
They’re the first team to clinch the best record in the NBA in three consecutive seasons since the Boston Celtics did it in 1983-86.
Curry scored 23 in the first quarter when the Warriors blew open a 41-18 lead, but the Suns rallied with a 34-17 second quarter and made a game of it from there.
With Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala resting and Kevin Durant one game away from returning from injury, the Warriors still won.
Meanwhile, Devin Booker scored 21, Tyler Ulis 20 and Jared Dudley matched his season high with 19 for the Suns, who tied a franchise record with their 13th straight loss.
Alan Williams scored 16 and grabbed a career-best 17 rebounds for Phoenix.
Klay Thompson chipped in 22 points. He and Curry were the only Warriors to score in double figures. Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala were given the night off.
For the first time in several weeks, Klay Thompson struggled with his shot before recovering in the fourth quarter to finish with 22 points on 9-of-22 shooting, including 2-of-9 from 3-point distance.
Against a Suns team that had lost 12 in a row The Warriors (65-14) had trouble maintaining separation largely because the were clobbered on the glass, 55-40, and outscored 26-17 in fast-break points.
Shooting guard Devin Booker scored 21 points to lead the Suns, who fell to 22-57.
It appeared early on as if the Warriors would run away with the game. Curry exploded for 23 points in an opening quarter that included five triples. They built a 23-point lead.
The Suns outscored the Warriors 34-17 in the second quarter, trimming the margin to six at the break. Phoenix proceeded to cut the deficit to three with five minutes remaining in the game, prompting the noise level in the arena to reach an all-night high.
But a couple possessions later Curry quieted the crowd by knocking down a pull-up 3-pointer from the top of the key. Thompson then added a trey and JaVale McGee threw down a two-handed putback dunk to put the Warriors up seven with 1:34 left to play.
The Warriors entered this season with two clear goals, one of which was achieved Wednesday night in Phoenix.
With a 120-111 victory over the Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena, combined with a Spurs loss to the Lakers in San Antonio, the Warriors (65-14) assured themselves of finishing with the best record in the NBA for the third consecutive season.
The Spurs remain the biggest threat, but there are numerous potential pitfalls starting in the second round, depending on how the final standings shape up. The Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder are all dangerous for a variety of reasons.
They would all need to win at least one game—and probably multiple games—in Oracle Arena to upset Golden State, though. And that's the biggest uphill battle for visiting teams in the NBA, especially if Durant returns to full strength for the playoff run.
Now the Warriors, who Jake McGee Authentic Jersey own the NBA's best home record and have survived the difficult postseason journey through the West each of the past two years, get home-court advantage to bolster their chances of a third straight trip to the Finals.
By virtue of that, the Warriors secured the No. 1 overall seed entering the postseason and will have homecourt advantage throughout. They also become the first team to win at least 65 games three seasons in a row.
Messaggi: 80
Iscritto il: 24 marzo 2017, 16:08

Torna a ***Reception***

Chi c’è in linea

Visitano il forum: Nessuno e 5 ospiti