Warriors' Thompson calls loss to Suns worst of season

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Playing the second night of a back-to-back, the Suns found the energy to outlast the Warriors after having trailed by as many as 16 points.

Some will say that the Warriors overlooked the Suns.

Not only would it have been expected based on the tremendous disparity in talent, but the Warriors had won 18 straight over Phoenix, the longest streak of one team by another in all four major professional sports at the time.

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Even putting aside the surprising loss and late-game injury to Kevin Durant, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was obviously frustrated with a number of things throughout this game. "And we've been playing a lot of basketball for five years now so you're not going to be flawless for 82 games - we've had too many missteps but at the end of the day, that's the first time we've lost to that team in 19 games So it's ugly but".

The Suns trailed 98-97 before Booker's go-ahead shot with just over five minutes to play.

A 3-pointer by Kelly Oubre Jr. with 3:19 remaining made it an 11-point game.

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The loss dropped the Warriors, who have the best record in the Western Conference, to 45-21 this season. Booker then converted two free throws to seal the game.

The Suns defeated Golden State for the first time since a 107-95 victory on November 2014, and earned their first road win in 20 tries against a Western Conference opponent this season. I expect our crowd to be little more into it, too.

Curry added 18 points and DeMarcus Cousins 13, while Draymond Green grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to complement six points and eight assists. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game, while Klay Thompson is averaging 22.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.

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The Suns outshot the Warriors 48.8 percent to 44.2 overall. It's the Suns' first win over the Warriors at Oracle Arena in over eight years.