The Golden State Warriors are seeking vengeance one game after suffering a defeat to the Phoenix Suns in the most highly anticipated game of the year. But this rematch between the two teams with the best records in the NBA is apparently SO INTERESTING that ESPN bumped the Lakers vs Clippers battle for LA off in favor of this game.
Warriors fans, can you believe we’ve reached a time where the NBA would remove a LeBron James superteam Lakers squad from a primetime slot? And for a team WITHOUT Klay Thompson in the lineup? My gosh, the Dubs are on a new level.
But they’ll have to reach an even higher level to knock off the Suns, who despite losing Devin Booker to a hamstring injury, put the ultimate clamps on Golden State’s dangerous offense.
Look at the Suns Defense on Steph curry … absolute clamps pic.twitter.com/VqyTbzAgW9— Picks (@tuckerforthewin) December 1, 2021
Draymond Green on their loss to the Phoenix Suns: "We didn’t have much ball movement. We didn’t have much player movement. We kind of fell into the switches and let them set their defense. I think we could have moved around a bit more." pic.twitter.com/Fvanf9UPrt— Mark Haynes (@markhaynesnba) December 1, 2021
Warriors coach Steve Kerr was the former GM of the Phoenix Suns during the Steve Nash days. I think this Suns team epitomizes what he dreamed of during his time in Phoenix; a defensive-minded squad that could pick the opponent apart on the other end with a hall-of-fame point guard and a dangerous big man. Kerr had Nash and Amare Stoudemire/Shaquille O’Neal, while these Suns boast the dynamic duo of Chris Paul and DeAndre Ayton.
If the Warriors are to get payback Friday night, it will be because they cracked Phoenix’s defensive shell and limited those two hoopers. This clash of reigning Western Conference champ versus the greatest franchise of the modern era is must-see viewing. Just ask ESPN!
Will Steph Curry play better Friday night?
This poll is closed
Yes, great players never play bad in back to back games
No, CP3 has the answer for him after all these years
WHEN: Friday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. PST
WHERE: Chase Center — San Francisco, CA
HOW TO WATCH: ESPN, NBC Sports Bay Area
BLOG BUDDY: Bright Side Of The Sun