Stephen Curry posted career highs of 16 assists and 13 rebounds while posting his second triple-double of the season as the Golden State Warriors blew out the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena Friday night 115-86.
It was Golden State’s fourth straight win and snapped a three-game winning streak for the Suns.
For all of the stat-sheet stuffing that Curry did, the one thing he did not do was score a lot. Curry finished with 14 points, well below his average of 23.6 per game coming into Friday night, and was just 5-for-17 from the floor.
But he had lots of help.
Klay Thompson scored 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting, David Lee had his 10-game streak of double-double snapped but finished with 17 points in 26 minutes and Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green each scored 11 points off the bench for the Warriors.
Golden State blew the game open in the second quarter, outscoring Phoenix 31-18 in the period to open a 59-40 halftime lead.
P.J. Tucker was the only Sun in double figures with 11 points. He also had 12 rebounds. Phoenix shot just 36 percent (32-for-89) and shot a season-worst 4-for-23 (17.4 percent) from 3-point range. The Suns had gone 29-for-62 from 3-point range in their last two games. The 86 points was also a season-low for Phoenix, one point less than they had in an 87-84 win over the Jazz on Nov. 1. The 115 points they allowed was the most the Suns have surrendered this year; the previous high was 113 in a loss to the Kings on Nov. 20.
The Warriors (18-13) now embark on their longest road trip of the season, a seven-game Eastern swing that begins Sunday in Cleveland. Tipoff is 3 p.m. Pacific.
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