Stephen Curry, Warriors make history after snapping Suns’ 18-game winning streak
After being nudged out of the NBA’s No. 1 overall spot the other day, the Golden State Warriors exacted revenge on the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. In doing so, the Warriors were able to put an end to the Suns’ 18-game winning streak.
The win was as sweet as Stephen Curry’s jumper, but it was made even better by Golden State making NBA history due to their 22-point dub.
The Warriors have won 11 straight home games by 13+ points, tied for the longest streak in NBA history.
The Warriors also did this in 2014-15.
— Matt Williams (@StatsWilliams) December 4, 2021
Golden State controlled the game from beginning till the end, inducing a slow death to the Suns’ hope of extending their winning run to 19 games. In the fourth quarter, the Warriors broke the game wide open as they made their lead balloon to 25 points.
Stephen Curry bounced back from a forgettable performance, scoring 23 points with 6 3-pointers to boot. Draymond Green stuffed the stat sheet as he finished the game with nine points, nine rebounds, nine assists, six steals, and three blocks.
Gary Payton II and Juan Toscano-Anderson provided some valuable extra punch that the Suns could not have anticipated, scoring 19 and 17 points, respectively.
The Warriors have managed to win 12 of their 13 home games, thus far. Their only defeat inside Chase Center came at the hands of Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime. The San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic, and the Damian Lillard-less Portland Trail Blazers are up next on the Warriors’ slate—all of which are home games.
That said, Golden State seems poised to extend the league record, barring anything unforeseen.