Golden State Warriors

Warriors still searching for consistency after blowout loss to Suns


Following yet another foul to send the Phoenix Suns to the free throw line, Warriors guard Stephen Curry turned, shook his head and let out a sigh as the game, and another chance to establish a win streak, slipped away.


On the second night of a back-to-back set, only Andrew Wiggins (16 points) provided scoring support as the Warriors looked tired, offered little resistance to the Suns’ offense and settled for perimeter jumpers.


After Eric Paschall’s pullup jumper gave the Warriors their only lead of the game with 9:15 left in the second quarter, they did not score again until the 6:03 mark of the period.


Instead, they are hoping for Wiggins to ascend from comfortable role player to fringe All-Star, Wiseman to develop ahead of schedule and for Kelly Oubre Jr. to replace at least a meaningful fraction of Thompson’s production.


But fresh off his best game for the Warriors — 20 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals in Wednesday’s win over the Timberwolves — Oubre went 1-for-11 from the field and 0-for-5 from 3-point range against his former team.


Speaking of, the Suns with the win moved into seventh in the West while the Warriors, who were in a tie for fifth Thursday morning, slid to ninth.






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