Golden State 87, Phoenix 85

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #24 Mike Callahan, #34 Kevin Cutler
Attendance - 15678

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Golden State 25 23 17 22 87
Phoenix 21 21 25 18 85

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Golden State 1-0 0-0 1-0 W1
Phoenix 0-1 0-1 0-0 L1

Recap

Warriors 87, Suns 85: Carl Landry scored 17 points off the bench and came through down the stretch as visiting Golden State overcame a poor shooting performance and held off Phoenix.

Klay Thompson scored 16 points and Brandon Rush added 14 for the Warriors, who shot 38.4 percent and had only one starter (Thompson) reach double figures in scoring.

Goran Dragic collected 17 points, six rebounds and eight assists and Luis Scola added 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Suns began their first season without former franchise star Steve Nash.

Phoenix bridged the third and fourth quarters with a 15-3 run and pushed its lead to 74-66 on Shannon Brown’s free throw with 8:41 left. Stephen Curry stopped the bleeding and finally buried a jumper 21 seconds later, sparking a 16-4 run that would put the Warriors back in control.

The Suns stuck around and grabbed the lead again on Scola’s turnaround with 1:43 on the clock but would not make another field goal. Landry’s two baskets in the final 1:22 clinched it for Golden State.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Curry, who signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension before the game, shot 2-of-14 from the floor with more turnovers (four) than assists (three). … Golden State C Andrew Bogut (ankle) made his debut for the Warriors after being the centerpiece of the trade that sent Monta Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks last season. He scored eight points in 18 minutes. … Phoenix worked at a slower pace without Nash, totaling only 11 fast break points.

Top Game Performances

Golden State   Phoenix
Carl Landry 17 Scoring Goran Dragic 17
Jarrett Jack 7 Assists Goran Dragic 8
David Lee 9 Rebounds Luis Scola 11
Jarrett Jack 3 Free Throws Made Goran Dragic 8
Festus Ezeli 3 Steals Goran Dragic 3
Andrew Bogut 1 Blocks Marcin Gortat 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Golden State 87 38.4 5-17 16-23 19 49 3 9 18
Phoenix 85 40.0 4-21 17-22 16 44 12 10 18

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Suns have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Golden State will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Warriors have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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