Dec 3, 2010, 5:55 AM EDT
What, there was another game Thursday night?
Yes, one with a big homecoming too — Jason Richardson returned to Oakland… okay, maybe we can let this theme of the night go. But the Suns beat the Warriors 107-101 and Richardson did have 25 points.
Both teams were in triple digits but the game wasn’t as fast (94 possessions) nor the complete offensive show we had hoped for. Not that there was a lot of defense played but the Suns did give it more than lip service, they tried. Phoenix started Earl Barron to try and have a big, defensive presence in the paint — like Robin Lopez gives them when healthy — and it sort of worked.
If you’re looking for a key difference, the Suns made 21-22 free throws, the Warriors 10-17. Also, Nash had 16 assists and when he is setting others up it usually means easy buckets and a Suns win.
Monta Ellis had 35, David Lee 25 for Golden State, which is now 2-8 in their last 10.
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- Report: Kyrie Irving likely not back opening night, could be out until January 14
- Legendary Sixer, backboard-shattering dunker Darryl Dawkins dies at 58 14
- After Rio Olympics next summer, who takes over at Team USA coach? 8
- Kobe, Shaq discuss regrets over feud that ended their Lakers era 49
- NBA fines Clippers for attempting to circumvent salary cap with DeAndre Jordan 10
- The most overlooked – and maybe most significant – reason Carmelo Anthony won’t waive his no-trade clause this season 18