Preview: Phoenix At Golden State

When: 10:30 PM  ET, Saturday, January 31, 2015
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Matchup Edge
PHO Edge in: GS
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The Golden State Warriors look to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season when they host the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. Golden State was outplayed by the Utah Jazz on Friday and fell 110-100 to lose a second straight game for the third time this season. Phoenix went 6-2 on a franchise-record eight-game homestand and completed it with a 99-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday.

The Suns thumped the Warriors in their lone meeting this season by taking a 107-95 decision in Phoenix on Nov. 9. Golden State coach Steve Kerr was disappointed with his club’s approach in the loss to Utah and had no problem expressing it. “We didn’t have enough life to win a game on the road against a hungry, young team,” Kerr told reporters. “It’s all energy, it’s all focus and being on edge. Everybody in this league has so much talent, so it’s usually the team that has a little better edge — physically, emotionally.”

TV:
10:30 p.m. ET, FSN Arizona (Phoenix), CSN Bay Area (Golden State)

ABOUT THE SUNS (28-20): Phoenix has won 16 of its last 22 games but will play five of its next eight on the road after the lengthy dose of home contests. Starting guards Eric Bledsoe (23 points) and Goran Dragic (21) combined for 44 points against Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler and will be asked to produce big again versus Golden State’s star combo. Forward Markieff Morris had 12 points and a season-best 14 rebounds against the Bulls for his seventh double-double of the campaign.

ABOUT THE WARRIORS (36-8): All-Star point guard Stephen Curry was the lone starter on his game against Utah as he knocked down five 3-pointers and scored 32 points for his ninth 30-point outing of the season. Fellow All-Star guard Klay Thompson had just 12 points after scoring 22 or more in seven consecutive games, including the memorable 52-point performance in which he scored a record 37 points in the third quarter against the Sacramento Kings. Thompson missed all three of his 3-point attempts against the Jazz to end a streak of making at least one in 29 consecutive games, which began Nov. 28.

BUZZER BEATERS
       
1. The Warriors have won five straight home games against Phoenix.

2. Slumping Suns SG Gerald Green (4-of-16 over previous two games) didn’t see any action against Chicago.

3. Golden State has allowed an average of 109.6 points over the last five games.

PREDICTION: Suns 124, Warriors 121

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Phoenix 28-20 W2 15-9 13-11 1-4 27-16 6-4 13-14
Golden State 36-8 L2 21-2 15-6 6-1 30-7 6-3 22-7

Last Meeting

Phoenix Golden State
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/9/14 GS 95 PHO 107 107 39 43.0 95 36 47.8

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
PHO I. Thomas 22 30.8 13
GS S. Curry 28 50.0 4
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
PHO M. Morris 9 3 6
GS H. Barnes 9 1 8
Assists Player  
PHO I. Thomas 7
GS S. Curry 10
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
PHO E. Bledsoe 900 45.2 242
GS S. Curry 1132 49.1 199
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
PHO M. Morris 312 64 248
GS D. Green 383 63 320
Assists Player  
PHO E. Bledsoe 314
GS S. Curry 402

Quickchart Matchup

Phoenix  Off vs  Golden State Def
107.2 Points For
99.8 Points Against
46.6 FG%
42.2 FG%
42.4 Reb
45.4 Reb
Golden State Off vs  Phoenix Def
110.9 Points For
104.9 Points Against
48.3 FG%
45.4 FG%
45.4 Reb
44.8 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
-9
-110
227.5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports
-110
-10
-110
227
Sportsbook
-110
-10
-110
227
5Dimes.eu
-110
-10
-110
227
GTBets.eu
-110
-10
-110
227
Top Bet OFF OFF
BetOnline.ag
-110
-10
-110
227
BetDSI
-110
-10
-110
227
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
BetDNA.com OFF OFF
Superbook.ag OFF OFF
BookMaker.eu
-110
-10
-110
227
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-110
-10
-110
227
Mirage OFF OFF
Station
-110
-9.5
OFF
Best home line Recent line moves

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Phoenix Overall Golden State
28-20 W/L 36-8
25-21-2 ATS 28-15-1
26-21-1 O/U 23-21-0
107.2 Pts For 110.9
104.9 Pts Against 99.8
Phoenix A/H Golden State
13-11 W/L 21-2
13-9-2 ATS 16-6-1
15-9-0 O/U 12-11-0
107.0 Pts For 114.6
106.9 Pts Against 98.6