Eric Bledsoe scored a team-high 24 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out eight assists and had three steals as the Phoenix Suns overcame a huge performance by Stephen Curry, who had 30 points, seven assists and six rebounds, to defeat the Golden State Warriors 106-102.
Goran Dragic had 21 points, four assists and four steals and Channing Frye had 20 points and five rebounds.
Klay Thompson had 19 points and David Lee had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Warriors. No other Warriors’ player scored in double figures while Marcus Morris (11) and Gerald Green (10) each came off the bench to score in double figures for the Suns.
Both teams lit it up from beyond the arc. The Suns hit 13 of their 27 three-point attempts (48.1%), led by Frye, who was five-of-seven and Dragic, who shot a perfect four-of-four from downtown. The Warriors went 11-of-22 (50.0%) from deep. Curry was four-of-seven.
The Warriors cut the lead to two with 1:37 to go on a Curry three-pointer, but Bledsoe and P.J. Tucker each hit a pair of free throws on the next two Suns’ possessions to ice the game.
The Suns improve to 14-9 while the Warriors fall to 13-12.