Oct 22, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) brings the ball up the court during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Warriors 88-71. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

A Healthy Starting Five Leads Warriors to Fourth Straight Victory


It was nice to see Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut on the court together. In fact, it was more than nice. Tonight, all 5 starters scored in the double digits, and the Warriors looked like a championship team out there. Then again, it was a game against the Suns, but still incredible. The final score was 113-93.

In the first quarter of this game, the Warriors opened 6/7 because of some bad defense by the Suns. Bogut’s size and strength really showed as he was bulldozing his way past some of the Phoenix bigs. It was a fast pace game that benefited both of the teams, and with 6 minutes left, it was a 17-17 stalemate. The Suns, however, propelled themselves to a 3 point lead which they maintained. It was 29-26 at the end of the first.

Entering the second quarter, the Warriors’ offense went from good to bad. And the Suns just stayed the same. This means that they were able to keep shooting over 50% and eventually build themselves a 43-34 lead. Behind some of Mark Jackson’s coaching, however, the Warriors cut the lead to 4, 52-48 at the break. Klay Thompson had a miserable 5 points, while Michael Beasley had 15.

In the early third, the Warriors went on a 10-1 run that tied the game. From then on, their offense was back, and their defense was better than ever. After trading baskets for a bit, the Warriors exploded offensively to take a 78-68 lead. The fourth quarter was more of the same, and the Suns were really having trouble. Thought they could get their 5th road win? Not in Oracle!

Stats for Starters:

1. Stephen Curry: 29 points, 8 assists, 2 steals

2. Klay Thompson: 17 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds

3. Harrison Barnes: 21 points, 8 rebounds

4. David Lee: 16 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists

5. Andrew Bogut: 11 points,7 rebounds, 3 blocks

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