Final Score: Suns drop Warriors for 17th straight win, take over lead in West

The Phoenix Suns beat the Golden State Warriors, 104-96, and have now won 17 straight games (longest in franchise history), including the last two over the leaders in the West and the East.

The Suns now have the best record in all the NBA land, at 18-3. Which is tied for the best start in franchise history.

Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton and the Suns stifling defense won the game, even without Devin Booker (hamstring, left in second quarter). The Warriors, with the best offense in the league, scored only 42 points in the whole second half.


Game Notes

First half

Suns are back in The Valley jerseys for this matchup of top seeds in the West. In a nice twist in the NBA these days, both teams are as healthy as they’re gonna be right now. No big names out that helped them collectively win 35 of 40 contests so far.

Deandre Ayton scores the first two buckets for the Suns right there in the paint on turnaround hook shots. On the other end, Kevon Looney scored the Warriors first two buckets on nice screen action to free him from Ayton for easy layups. Just like we all drew up, right?

Ayton was very active early on the glass, turning four offensive rebounds into Suns seven points for an early 18-15 lead. Ayton had 9 points and 4 rebounds in the first 7 minutes.

Then Jordan Poole…

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