A career high 36 points from Josh Jackson, a Warriors team missing 73 points from the lineup, and an anemic first-half performance was not enough to give the Phoenix Suns the win at home. The Golden State Warriors rally in the second half to blowout the Suns 124-109.
Jackson was not the only player to tally career-highs, as Quinn Cook and Kevon Looney set personal and seasonal. Looney’s 13 points and six blocks were both personal records, with the latter being the high watermark among reserves for this season. Cook looked like the Chef at times, scoring 28 points and breaking his career high for the second night in a row. 28 points is the most points scored by a “Two-Way” (referring to the dual G-League contracts) player this season, a record previously held by Phoenix’s own Mike James.
Draymond Green finished with a near-triple double, scoring a season-high 25 points along with 11 rebounds and eight assists. He made four of his eight attempts from beyond the arc, and had several strong drives to the rim, including a crossover to and-one finish on Jared Dudley. Defensively, Green provided his signature activity, and pushed the team to play harder during a rugged first half.
Seven Warriors would finish in double-digit points as the team visibly turned around their play and “flipped the switch” in the second half. After scoring just 52 in the first half, and giving up 60 to a poor-shooting Sun’s team without their best player in Devin Booker, the Dubs poured in 72 in the second half and held Phoenix to just 49 points to close out the last back-to-back of the season.
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