Oct. 31, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) makes a pass against the Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat (4) during the first half at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Warriors Face Confident Suns at Home: Game Preview


The Suns? Looking back on it, the Suns almost beat the Warriors on opening night. The Dubs were lucky to escape terrible shooting nights by Stephen Curry and David Lee, to pull away for a slim 87-85 win. This is a Suns teams that is confident after beating the Clippers as well as the Lakers. It’s not going to be an easy game for the Warriors.

Keys to Win:

1. Get the Backcourt Going: Although the Suns have a decent center in Marcin Gortat, I’m 100% sure that Andrew Bogut will be able to handle him. With Stephen Curry possibly out tonight, Klay Thompson, the MVP of the last couple of games will need to shine for the Warriors. Coming off back-to-back 25+ nights, Thompson is looking better than ever.

2. Stop Luis Scola: Throughout his career, Scola has destroyed the Warriors. David Lee will need to be defensively minded tonight.

Game Predictions:

Matchup to Watch: Anyone vs David Lee

Players to Watch: Goran Dragic, Klay Thompson

Leading Scorer: Klay Thompson, 28

Winner: Warriors by 5

Probably Lineups:

1. Jarrett Jack vs Goran Dragic

2. Klay Thompson vs Jared Dudley

3. Harrison Barnes vs PJ Tucker

4. David Lee vs Luis Scola

5. Andrew Bogut vs Marcin Gortat

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