On Christmas Day, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Phoenix Suns 116-107. This game decided who has the best record in the NBA. Stephen Curry carried the Dubs most of the game, but the closing performance came from a surprising member. Otto Porter Jr. finished the game with 19 points, and 13 came in the fourth quarter.
“I know he's been through a lot of injuries and all that, but he's been working his butt off since he got here this summer. He looks confident and composed with what he was trying to do and getting to his spots, and he's knocking them down, so it was big,” Curry told ClutchPoints.
Stephen Curry on Otto Porter:
"I know he's been through a lot of injuries and all that, but he's been working his butt off since he got here this summer. He looks confident and composed with what he was trying to do and getting to his spots, and he's knocking them down."
— Mark Haynes (@markhaynesnba) December 26, 2021
It was Porter's season high, and it came at the right moment. The Warriors had 11 active players, and two starters were in health and safety protocols. This win was another display of how deep the Warriors' are. Whenever the team needs scoring, they can find it from multiple players. Tonight it was Porter Jr.
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Stephen Curry and the Warriors improve to an NBA best 27-6, and they have a road record of 11-4. The season is beginning to look like it will be a special one, but the Warriors understand the journey is just beginning.
Next, the Warriors head back home to play last seasons league MVP, Nikola Jokic. It will be the first time the two squads shared the court this season. But it won't happen till Tuesday. So the Warriors will get a much-needed break and hopefully get some players back on the active roster list.