Denver Why  Davidson  hasn’t  retired  Curry’s  college  jersey  yet –

Denver Why Davidson hasn’t retired Curry’s college jersey yet –

By Anne Rowe for DPS board, February 9, 2019

Denver Perhaps the Warriors went into Talking Stick Resort Arena on Friday night anticipating the typical result, a win versus the young and tanking Phoenix Suns. Rather, the protecting NBA champions discovered themselves in quite the brawl before summoning a 13 -0 run midway through the 4th quarter and ultimately pulling away down the stretch for a 117 -107 win. All 5 Warriors beginners scored in double figures as they overcame 18 turnovers and the third-quarter ejection of Draymond Green to post their 18 th consecutive success over the Suns. Here are 3 takeaways from a video game in which Phoenix put up a ferocious fight: Boogie’s Night Pt. IX I n the ninth installation of DeMarcus Cousins as a Warrior, there were a number of missteps, some with the officiating and some with Suns rookie center Deandre Ayton. Cousins was scoreless while dedicating 2 turnovers in the first quarter, throughout which Ayton scored 12 points on 6- of-7 shooting. Ayton and the Suns piled up 18 points in the paint. After playing seven first-quarter minutes without committing a foul, Cousins was whistled for 3 — as well as a technical — in the very first four minutes of the 2nd quarter. Total Boogie in the very first half: 6 points, two rebounds, 2 steals, one block. Overall Boogie: 18 points (7-of-11 shooting from the field, 1- of-2 from beyond the arc), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, two steals and one block. He was minus-14 over 27 minutes. Cousins had his minutes. All in all, though, this was a trying night. Curry cooks late Stephen Curry invested a full 3 quarters in search of his game, scoring 10 points on 2- of-12 shooting. However the Warriors guard often discovers it late in such video games, and that’s exactly what happened. He scored 10 points in a stretch of about three minutes in the fourth quarter to pull the Warriors toward victory. Curry finished with 20 points on 6- of-17 shooting, while adding 7 rebounds and seven assists. He was plus-13 over 36 minutes. When the Warriors required a lift, Curry was there to supply it. Yeah, this happens a lot. Worn-out glass work It’s a problem the Warriors run into from time to time, and this was such a time. They permitted too numerous offending rebounds — 19 to be specific. How bad was it? Not as soon as however twice, the Suns grabbed rebounds of their own missed free-throw attempts. The Suns turned additional belongings into a 101 -81 advantage in field-goal efforts. The Suns, who rank 27 th in the NBA in second-chance points, scored 10 such points in the first half on 13 shots and 25 in the game on 22 shots. Though the Warriors typically overcome this variation, it continues to be a problem. It’s much easier to survive it versus a group like the Suns, who aren’t making much of an effort to win at 11 -45.