Steph Curry scored 50 points, his 11th in NBA history. However, his efforts were not enough to help the Golden State Warriors defeat the Phoenix Suns. The defending champions fell 130 to 119.
The Warriors are currently at 6-9 and have lost eight of their last eight road games. This is a worrying sign for a team that wants to win its fifth title since 2015.
According to ESPN, this is the longest road-losing streak of a defending champion since 1998/99 when the Chicago Bulls played the Bulls. It also marks the Warriors’ longest losing streak at the beginning of a season since 1989/90.
Steve Kerr, Warriors head coach, said to reporters that he was not going to panic and there is no need to panic after Wednesday’s match.
“We have to stay with it and discover it. To find it, however, we need to get everyone on board. We can’t just worry about winning, but we have to get everybody on the same page.
He said, “I saw many hanging heads tonight.” “I feel sorry for myself,” he said.
Curry was 17-of-28 from the field, 7-of-11 at the three-point range, and grabbed nine rebounds as well as six assists, despite the loss.
He also passed Kareem Abdul Jabbar and tied Allen Iverson to be the ninth-most games of 50+ points in NBA history.
Klay Thompson scored 19 points, while Andrew Wiggins scored 14. The Suns had, however, a more balanced attack, with all five of their starters scoring double figures.
Cameron Payne had a career-high 29 points, including six three-pointers. Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, and Devin Booker each scored 27 and 23 points, respectively, and just shy of a triple-double with nine assists, nine rebounds, and nine rebounds.
Phoenix, which was without Chris Paul, an injury for the fourth consecutive game, and up against a free-scoring Curry, controlled most of the contest. At the end of the third quarter, it led by a comfortable margin of 14 points.
Booker stated that it was important to have a team. He spoke about even scoring distribution within the team. This will give you longevity and help us get through the season.
The Suns finished second to the Portland Trail Blazers in Western Conference standings. They improved their record to 9-5 for the season.
They will next be visiting the Utah Jazz on Friday, while the Warriors will welcome the New York Knicks.