Warriors romp past Suns
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry scored 31 points, Klay Thompson had 26 and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Phoenix Suns 138-109 at Oracle Arena on Saturday night.
The Warriors, who were coming off a 132-127 double-overtime loss to Houston on Thursday, extended their ongoing NBA-record streak of games without consecutive losses to 106.
Draymond Green had a season-high 13 assists, nine points and five rebounds for the Warriors (17-3). Kevin Durant added 20 points and eight assists. David West had a season-high 10 points off the bench, going 5 of 5 from the field.
Eric Bledsoe led the Suns (6-14) with 27 points and Devin Booker had 21. Brandon Knight scored 14 points off the bench.
The Warriors shot 66.7 percent from 3-point range, going 14 of 21. Thompson made 6 of 7 from long range and Curry was 5 of 7.
Phoenix made 11 of 32 (34.4) 3-point shots.
The Warriors built a nine-point halftime lead and then blitzed the Suns 42-27 in the third quarter to take a 108-84 advantage into the fourth. They set a season high for third-quarter points and scored the second-most points in any quarter this season.
Curry had 20 points in the third quarter, going 6 of 9 from the field and 3 of 4 from long range. He drilled a 3-point shot to put the Warriors ahead 91-67 with 4:43 left in the third. Curry hit from long range again with 2:30 left, giving the Warriors a 30-point lead at 101-71.
The Warriors made their first six 3-point shots and finished 8 of 10 in the first half, building a 66-57 lead.
Thompson, who made all four of his shots from long range, scored 16 first-half points and Curry had 11.
Bledsoe scored 20 first-half points, going 7 of 12 from the field and 4 of 5 from long range. Booker added 14 points.
The Suns led 26-25 with less than three minutes left in the first quarter, but the Warriors went on a 25-6 run and built a 50-32 advantage with 8:18 left in the half when Thompson hit from 16 feet.
The Warriors led by as many as 21 points in the first half as Green hit from 3-point range, making it 61-40 with 5:24 left in the second quarter, but Phoenix closed the half on a 17-5 run. Bledsoe and Booker combined to score 15 the points.
NOTES: One day after publicly revealing he used medicinal marijuana in the wake of back surgery, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he hopes the NBA and other professional sports leagues will allow players to use the drug as a safe alternative to prescription opioids for pain relief. "That stuff is awful, that stuff is dangerous," Kerr said of opioids. "The addiction possibility, what it can lead to, the long-term health risks. So the issue that's really important is how do we do what's best for the players." ... Suns F T.J. Warren (minor head injury) missed his seventh straight game. ... F P.J. Tucker started in his place of Warren for the third straight and fourth overall time. Tucker averaged 19 points in his previous two starts before facing Golden State. ... Warriors backup C Anderson Varejao, who was inactive Thursday against Houston, was active Saturday. F James Michael McAdoo was not on the active roster.