After finishing their final 7-game road trip with a 108-95 loss to the Milwuakee Bucks the Warriors shook off their road trip hangover by torching the Phoenix Suns in what looked like a clinic on the court at ORACLE Arena 128-103.
Draymond Green finished with his fourth triple double of the season with 16 points, 11 rebounds and a game high 10 assists in 31 minutes. Klay Thompson, showing no signs of an injured ankle finished with 43 points, 27 of those in the 3rd quarter in his first 40 point game of the season.
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"I can read the defense really well, but other than that all I need is a little space to get my shot up and that's what it felt like out there for four or five shots" said Thompson on how aware he was of his big scoring night.
No doubt the team is looking for revenge against the Milwaukee Bucks this Friday who took advantage of a Warriors back to back double OT win in Boston breaking their 24-game winning streak and handing them their first loss of the season.
"We have an opportunity to redeem ourselves," said Stephen Curry. "We remembered what happened." Although the MVP kept it professional during his post game interview his pursed lips said it all, they didn't appreciate the celebrating or the loss the Bucks handed them and they're looking for the home crowd to be loud Friday.
A couple of mentionable stats for Wednesdays game:
* Golden State will play the 2nd of a 5 game home stand on Friday.
* They sold out their 145th consecutive game at ORACLE.
* The teams 46 points in the 3rd quarter was the most points scored by ANY team in any quarter in the NBA this season.
* Golden State is 11-0 at home to start the season, 1 win shy of tying the franchise's best home start of 12-0 in 1975-76.