Finally, a REAL challenge for the Golden State Warriors. They’ll square off against the Phoenix Suns twice this week, a good test for both franchises trying to assess where they are in this early quadrant of the season.
The Warriors have the #1 record in the NBA at 18-2; the Suns are right behind them at 17-3. Golden State has the #1 defense in the NBA; Phoenix is ranked third. GSW is first in steals, Phoenix is sixth. The Warriors have the best net rating in the NBA at 13.6; the Suns are third at 7.1. The Dubs have the highest effective FG%, the Suns are third.
You get the picture: both teams are elite, the Warriors have just been more eliter (?). This early season battle will be a great way to do some sizing up ahead of a potential playoff clash.
Updated NBA Power Rankings, via @NBA:— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) November 29, 2021
The Warriors are now 18-2.— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) November 28, 2021
The Suns have won 16 straight, and are 17-3.
They face off on Tuesday.
The Suns are 17-3 this season — only second to the Warriors.— StatMuse (@statmuse) November 28, 2021
They are 7-1 vs .500 teams — only second to the Warriors. pic.twitter.com/EmxNCZOtzp
Remember when the Warriors of the dynasty days past used to have fun midseason clashes with the Spurs, Cavaliers, and Rockets that made Dub Nation grit their teeth in anticipation? It’s gonna be another one of those memorable games, whether it’s close...or another bloodbath in Golden State’s favor. WE’LL SEE SOON!
WHEN: Tuesday, November 30th at 7:00 p.m. PST
WHERE: Talking Stick Resort Arena — Phoenix, AZ
HOW TO WATCH: TNT, NBCSBA
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Do you expect the Suns to defend homecourt against the Warriors?
This poll is closed
Yes, the Warriors aren’t at full strength and Chris Paul/Devin Booker is too good
No, Stephen Curry is going for 50 on these dudes in a W