Defeating the Golden State Warriors is HUGE for the Young Phoenix Suns


The Golden State Warriors suffered a double whammy after succumbing to the Phoenix Suns, 111-115, and seeing Kevin Durant go down with an injury on Sunday, March 10 (Monday, March 11, Philippine time). One of those things appeared to be forward Draymond Green, at least if you believe in lip reading. It looked to me like he said he was exhausted of Draymond's shooting. Another video shortly after from Mike Weisberg shows a longer version which wasn't cut by cameras.

But then the unthinkable happened: the young Phoenix Suns pulled off the biggest regular season upset since...well, they beat the Milwaukee Bucks just a week ago. Beyond that, they've gone 6-29 in road games and Phoenix was a 17-point underdog when the line went off the board.

After its win, Phoenix is now 16-52 for the season and dead last in the Western Conference (and mathematically eliminated from the playoffs), while the Celtics are 41-26 for the season and fifth in the Eastern Conference (out of 15 teams).

The new Golden State fans, the wealthy San Francisco elite who can easily afford a $3,000 game ticket, are unlikely to get their hands dirty in similar cheering fashion.

Kerr said: "The Suns were great".

Phoenix's victory ended an 18-game losing streak against the Warriors, with star guard Devin Booker dropping 13 straight points in the fourth quarter en route to a total of 37. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre grabbing 4.9 rebounds.

The Warriors followed a great win against Denver two nights earlier with a dud.

In addition to the team's overall performance, Thompson told ESPN he was disappointed by what he felt was a lack of enthusiasm from the fans at Oracle Arena in the team's last season at the Oakland Arena. Now, after an unexpected loss to the Suns, the Warriors begin a hard four-game road trip Wednesday against the Houston Rockets.

Beyond that, the Warriors and Nuggets will meet once more this season in a home game for Golden State on Tuesday, April 2.