In a nail-biting game filled with tension from the outset, the Phoenix Suns suffered a heart-wrenching loss to the Golden State Warriors, concluding with a final score of 113-112.
The largest lead that either team held was just 7 points. It was back-and-forth, competitive, and aggressive basketball.
Trailing by 1 heading into the 2nd half, Devin Booker exploded for 23 points in the final 24 minutes. Booker ended the night with 32 points, including 13 in the 4th quarter alone.
However, even Booker’s heroics couldn’t overcome the brilliance of Steph Curry, whose deep three-pointer with less than a second remaining sealed the Warriors’ victory. Curry finished with 30 points, sinking six three-pointers during the game.
Following Curry’s clutch shot, the Suns had a scant .7 seconds to respond and reclaim the lead but were unable to convert, despite a foul called on Andrew Wiggins during the first inbound attempt.
The Suns’ struggles from beyond the arc, exemplified by Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal, Grayson Allen, and Devin Booker’s combined 7-27 shooting from three-point range, ultimately proved detrimental. Overall, Phoenix shot at a 45% field goal percentage.
Up next, the Suns will face off against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, with tipoff scheduled for 8 pm inside Footprint Center.