Suns go for 13th win in a row vs. Warriors
(Sports Network) – The red-hot Phoenix Suns try to extend their winning
streak to 13 games when they welcome the Golden State Warriors tonight to US
Phoenix won a franchise-record 14 in a row from December 1, 1992 to December
All-Star forward Shawn Marion scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead
the Suns to their 12th straight win, 99-89, over the Miami Heat on Wednesday
at AmericanAirlines Arena..
Reigning MVP Steve Nash scored 18 points and dished out 11 assists in the win
over Miami for the Suns, while Boris Diaw scored 13 and pulled down 11
rebounds. Amare Stoudemire ended with 12 points in the victory.
The Suns have won 14 of their last 15 games after a 1-5 start. Phoenix
finished its road trip with a perfect 5-0 record, marking the first time it
had done that since April 6-13, 1998.
Phoenix is 8-2 at home this season. It will visit Ron Artest and the
Sacramento Kings on Saturday at ARCO Arena.
Golden State begins a six-game road trip this evening. On Thursday, Baron
Davis hit the winning three-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining as the Warriors
rallied from a four-point deficit in the final minute for a 109-107 victory
over the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena.
Davis ended with 34 points and eight assists in the win over Houston for the
Warriors, who have won two in a row. Monta Ellis had 17 points and Andris
Biedrins netted 15 for Golden State, which snapped a three-game series skid
and beat Houston in Oakland for just the fourth time in the last 22 meetings.
The Warriors are just 1-6 on the road this season. They will also visit
Toronto, New Jersey, Boston, Orlando and Miami on the current swing.
This is the second meeting of the season between the squads. On November 20th,
Nash hit a three-pointer with 4.1 seconds left as the Suns held on to win a
113-110 thriller over Golden State at ORACLE Arena.
Golden State has lost two straight and four of its last five at Phoenix. The
Suns have won four of the last five contests in this series.