PHOENIX -- — The Frank Kaminsky-Abdel Nader transportation isn't the archetypal happening — oregon the 2nd oregon 3rd happening — that opposing teams are usually acrophobic astir erstwhile facing the Phoenix Suns.
But for 1 night, the 2 backups were unstoppable successful the 4th fourth and helped the Suns drawback a frustrating three-game losing streak.
Nader scored 16 points, Kaminsky astir had a triple treble with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists and Phoenix pulled distant successful the 2nd fractional to bushed the Golden State Warriors 114-93 connected Thursday night.
Suns manager Monty Williams was peculiarly pleased with the mode the backups played, which was a large crushed the squad had 34 assists connected 41 made baskets.
“That’s the benignant of hoops we privation to play,” Williams said. “That’s the level I’m going to clasp the guys to. 34 assists, the shot movement, the subordinate movement, that’s who we are. The equilibrium was overmuch amended tonight.”
Phoenix turned a five-point halftime vantage into an 85-71 pb by the extremity of the third. The Suns person struggled to clasp leads implicit the past fewer weeks but didn’t person a occupation Thursday, pulling up 100-81 aft Nader deed back-to-back 3s connected passes from Kaminsky.
“Frank’s been amazing, making the occupation mode easier for guys similar myself,” Nader said. “A large antheral with his caput up and making those passes is huge.”
The Suns did immoderate of their champion enactment erstwhile the seat was successful the crippled but the starters were coagulated too. All 5 of them scored successful treble figures and Mikal Bridges led the squad with 20. Deandre Ayton added 12 points and 13 rebounds successful 23 minutes.
The Suns moved backmost supra .500 astatine 9-8. The Warriors fell to 10-9.
Golden State changeable conscionable 38% from the field, going 29% from 3-point range.
“We are inactive looking for consistency astatine some ends,” Warriors manager Steve Kerr said. “Our defence is up and down and our discourtesy is up and down. Hence the play is up and down.”
Phoenix built a 14-point pb by precocious successful the archetypal 4th but Golden State pulled to 52-47 by halftime.
“I thought we had each accidental to person it,” Kerr said. “We hung successful determination the archetypal half. Shots weren’t going successful but we battled and we were close successful the crippled astatine halftime. It conscionable slipped distant from us. I thought Phoenix executed amended than we did.”
NO TRIPLE DOUBLE FOR FRANK
With a large pb successful the last minutes, the Suns were mostly concentrating connected getting Kaminsky his archetypal vocation triple double.
It didn't enactment out, but Kaminsky was inactive arrogant of the mode the seat played.
“Energy is contagious,” Kaminsky said. “It starts with our seat and you effort to play arsenic hard arsenic you can, bring vigor and contiguous it worked.”
Warriors: Kelly Oubre Jr. had 4 points and 4 rebounds successful his archetypal crippled against his erstwhile team. He changeable conscionable 1 of 11 from the field. Oubre was portion of the commercialized with Oklahoma City that brought Chris Paul to the desert. Oubre was past traded to the Warriors astir a week later.
Suns: All-Star defender Devin Booker missed his 3rd consecutive crippled with a sore hamstring. Coach Monty Williams said Booker has done immoderate shooting during signifier but hasn't tested the hamstring with full-speed drills. ... Paul had 13 points and 4 assists.
Warriors: Host Detroit connected Saturday night.
Suns: At Dallas connected Saturday and Monday nights.