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The experts predicted a win for the Phoenix Suns, but it’s not a sure thing at this point. Each team is in a position to win, but they lead against the Golden State Warriors 80-78.
Phoenix relied on center Deandre Ayton, who has 16 points along with seven boards and two blocks, and point guard Chris Paul, who has nine points and eight assists in addition to four steals and four rebounds. Shooting guard Jordan Poole has so far led the way for Golden State as he shot 6-for-11 from outside the arc and has recorded 26 points and five rebounds.
The Warriors have been used lately to carry a lead in the fourth quarter, so we’ll see how they react to the deficit.
Golden State @ Phoenix
Current Records: Golden State 18-2; Phoenix 17-3
What to know
The Phoenix Suns have been 5-18 against the Golden State Warriors since November 2015, but they will have a chance to close the gap a bit on Tuesday. Phoenix will face Golden State at 10pm ET at Footprint Center after a few days off. The Suns are poised to stop a 12-game losing streak at home.
Even if it was not a dominant performance, Phoenix defeated the Brooklyn Nets 113-107 this past Saturday. Phoenix’s shooting guard Devin Booker did his thing and had 30 points. Booker’s night made it three games in a row in which he scored at least 30 points.
Meanwhile, though not quite a landslide, the game between Golden State and the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday was still pretty decisive, as the Warriors defeated it with a 105-90 victory on the road. It was another big night for Golden State’s point guard Stephen Curry, who shot 7-for-13 from outside the arc and finished with 33 points, six dimes and six steals.
With all buzzer beaters excluded, the Suns are expected to win a tight game. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Phoenix is now 17-3 while Golden State sits at 18-2. A few statistics to keep in mind: Phoenix ranks first in the league when it comes to field goal percentage, with 48.10% on the season. But Golden State kept their opponents at a field goal percentage of 41.90%, placing them first in the league. We’ll see which of these strengths – attack or defense – will win.
How to see
- When: Tuesday at 10 pm ET
- Where: Footprint Center – Phoenix, Arizona
- tv: TNT
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket cost: $ 68.48
The Suns are a 3-point favorite against the Warriors, according to recent NBA chances.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Suns as a 2.5-point favorite.
Over / Under: -110
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Golden State has won 18 of its last 23 games against Phoenix.
- May 11, 2021 – Golden State 122 vs. Phoenix 116
- March 4, 2021 – Phoenix 120 vs. Golden State 98
- January 28, 2021 – Phoenix 114 vs. Golden State 93
- February 29, 2020 – Golden State 115 vs. Phoenix 99
- February 12, 2020 – Phoenix 112 vs. Golden State 106
- December 27, 2019 – Golden State 105 vs. Phoenix 96
- October 30, 2019 – Phoenix 121 vs. Golden State 110
- March 10, 2019 – Phoenix 115 vs. Golden State 111
- February 8, 2019 – Golden State 117 vs. Phoenix 107
- December 31, 2018 – Golden State 132 vs. Phoenix 109
- October 22, 2018 – Golden State 123 vs. Phoenix 103
- April 8, 2018 – Golden State 117 vs. Phoenix 100
- 01 April 2018 – Golden State 117 vs. Phoenix 107
- March 17, 2018 – Golden State 124 vs. Phoenix 109
- February 12, 2018 – Golden State 129 vs. Phoenix 83
- April 5, 2017 – Golden State 120 vs. Phoenix 111
- December 3, 2016 – Golden State 138 vs. Phoenix 109
- November 13, 2016 – Golden State 133 vs. Phoenix 120
- October 30, 2016 – Golden State 106 vs. Phoenix 100
- March 12, 2016 – Golden State 123 vs. Phoenix 116
- February 10, 2016 – Golden State 112 vs. Phoenix 104
- December 16, 2015 – Golden State 128 vs. Phoenix 103
- November 27, 2015 – Golden State 135 vs. Phoenix 116
Injury Report for Phoenix
- Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)
- Frank Kaminsky: Out (Knee)
- Dario Saric: Out (Knee)
Injury Report for Golden State
- Damion Lee: Out (personally)
- Andre Iguodala: Out (Knee)
- James Wiseman: Out (Knee)
- Klay Thompson: Out (Achilles)