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Preview: Warriors and Suns meet in Phoenix for clash of hottest teams

THERE WILL BE BLOOD.

Phoenix Suns v Golden State Warriors Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

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.

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!

Game Details

WHO: Golden State Warriors at Phoenix Suns

WHEN: Tuesday, November 30th at 7:00 p.m. PST

WHERE: Talking Stick Resort Arena — Phoenix, AZ

HOW TO WATCH: TNT, NBCSBA

BLOG BUDDY: Bright Side Of The Sun

Poll

Do you expect the Suns to defend homecourt against the Warriors?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Yes, the Warriors aren’t at full strength and Chris Paul/Devin Booker is too good
    (220 votes)
  • 74%
    No, Stephen Curry is going for 50 on these dudes in a W
    (651 votes)
871 votes total Vote Now