Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns - 3/9/14
Phoenix Suns (36-25) at Golden State Warriors (39-24)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -7.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors look to stay hot tonight when they play host to the Phoenix Suns.
The Warriors have won eight of their last 10 and will be looking to build on a three-game win streak after cruising past the Hawks by 111-97 on Friday. David Lee led five players in double figures with 18 points while Jermaine O'Neal added 17 as the Warriors poured on 66 first half points before coasting to a 14-point win over the shorthanded Hawks. With the early lead, coach Jackson was able to rest his starters and give all his reserves plenty of court time, but the win came with a bit of a setback for the Warriors because Klay Thompson limped off the court after just six minutes with a lower back strain and didn't return but he is expected to be fine for tonight's game.
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Meanwhile, the Suns have won three of their last four and will be heading into this game with a world of confidence after their thrilling 128-122 win over the Thunder on Thursday. Gerald Green scored 25 of his career-high 41 points in the third quarter as the Suns came back from a 16-point deficit to the upset the Thunder. Markieff Morris added 24 points and Goran Dragic added 22 but this game was really all about the ridiculous night from Green who made a career-best eight three pointers. With the win, Phoenix stays above the eighth-placed Dallas on percentage points alone.
In ATS trends, the Suns are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game, while the Warriors are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six home games and 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
Head to head, the Suns are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Golden State and the home team is 6-0 ATS in the last six overall.
The Suns were so impressive in their win over the Thunder but going on the road and trying to get a win against the Warriors is a competely different challenge. I think the Wariors will be able to pull away after a tight three quarters in this one.