Kelly Oubre Jr. says win over Warriors shows Suns’ growth
On Sunday, Kelly Oubre Jr. and the Phoenix Suns pulled off one of the more surprising upsets of this regular season, defeating the Golden State Warriors in come-from-behind fashion inside Oracle Arena, 115-111.
For Phoenix, the victory snapped an 18-game losing streak at the hands of Golden State. According to ESPN, the last time the Suns beat the Warriors was November 9th of 2014. Furthermore, the Suns hadn’t won at Oracle since 2011.
Oubre Jr, who scored 22 points and five rebounds in Sunday’s win, had high praise for his team’s effort:
“Big time,” Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. told Duane Rankin of azcentral.com. “We came in, we fought, we were down 16. We still fought. We came up with a big win against the best team in the NBA. It shows our growth. It shows that all the things that we’ve been through, we’re like putting it into motion now so I’m proud of our guys.”
Devin Booker led the charge for the Suns. In 41 minutes of action, the 22-year-old racked up 37 points on 13-of-23 shooting from the field (2-of-6 from beyond the arc), 11 assists, eight rebounds, and two steals. And just for the record, he made all nine of his free-throws.
“It shows a lot about us. After All-Star break, most people could fold and it’s happened in the past years here,” Booker told ESPN. “We came in after All-Star break as a team and it was like we’re going to finish this thing off the right way. We’ve improved in so many different ways.”
The Suns will look to keep their momentum rolling on Wednesday night when they’ll travel to Houston for a matchup against the Rockets.