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Phoenix Suns (57-17) @ Golden State Warriors(30-45)


Friday, April 8th, 7:30pm


Phoenix Suns

Probable Starting Lineup:

PG: Steve Nash
SG: Quentin Richardson
SF: Joe Johnson
PF: Shawn Marion
C: Amare Stoudemire

Key Reserves:

Jim Jackson
Leandro Barbosa
Steven Hunter
Walter McCarty



Golden State Warriors

Probable Starting Lineup

PG: Baron Davis
SG: Jason Richardson
SF: Mike Dunleavy
PF: Troy Murphy
C: Adonal Foyle


Key Reserves:

Calbert Cheaney
Mickael Pietrus
Derek Fisher




Previous Meetings:
Tuesday 7th vs. Golden State L 118-104
Sunday 13th @ Golden State L (OT) 106-102
Friday 18th Golden State W 100-110



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Predictions Game

500 points is on the line! Same rules as always. The winner will be chosen from the following criteria, in the tiebreaker order as listed below.
1. You must pick the winning team.
2. Point differential.
3. Closest to the winning team's score.
4. Coin toss.

Go Warriors! :banana:


Special thanks to KidCanada for the game thread. :cheers:
 

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KJay said:
Kansas Jayhawks.....2 NCAA Titles.....12 Final Fours. Damn I love my alma matter. Muck Fizzou
:laugh: 2 NCAA titles. That's cute.

I'll get my pick later...but this will be a tough game.
 

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GoldenState 110
 

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Suns 112
Warroirs 114
 
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Warriors 125
Suns 124

Baron Davis 39 pts, 12 ast
Jason Richardson 27 pts, 8 reb

Amare Stoudamire 45 pts, 9 reb
Steve Nash 20 pts, 13 ast
 

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Warriors Streak Gets a Test

OAKLAND — Tonight, there are no more excuses.

This isn't Milwaukee or New York, clubs that can't even sniff the playoffs in the NBA's junior varsity conference.

And it's not a team missing at least one frontcourt standout, as was the case with Utah, Seattle, Houston and Portland.

Rest assured, if the Golden State Warriors win for an eighth consecutive time tonight, they're going to have to earn it.

The opponent: The Phoenix Suns, who not only bring the NBA's
best record to town but also the motivation to avenge perhaps their most shocking setback of the season — a 10-point home loss hung upon them by the Warriors when they were mere mortals early in the Baron Davis era.

Since the day the 2004 All-Star debuted for the Warriors on Feb. 27, the club has gone 14-7.

Among Western Conference teams, only Denver (17-2) has recorded more wins. And only four clubs — Denver (.895), Phoenix (.778), San Antonio (.684 entering Thursday's game against Dallas) and Minnesota (.684) — have walked away victorious at a greater pace than the Warriors' two-out-of-three rate.

So what's left to prove tonight?

Well, plenty.

First off, over the seven-game winning streak, it's hard to tell which was occurring at a faster rate — the Warriors' rise or their opponents' decline.

The seven opponents — the Warriors played the Bucks twice in the stretch — have gone a combined 50-91 since the day Davis first donned a Warriors uniform.

And before those seven games, the Warriors had gone just 7-7 with Davis while encountering a collection that included seven Eastern Conference clubs, Sacramento twice very early in the Chris Webber transitional period and the West's current eighth- (Memphis) and ninth-ranked (Minnesota) teams.

Running off seven in a row won't get the Warriors into the playoffs, but you know it had to get the attention of their remaining opponents, especially those needing wins in the battle for top record in the West (Phoenix and San Antonio) or fighting for their postseason lives (Denver and Minnesota).

A seven-game winning streak is nice, but even going 2-2 in the next four outings — the Spurs follow the Suns into Oakland, before the Warriors visit Denver and Minnesota, in the next six days — might be even more impressive.
 

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Game Preview

WINNING WAYS FOLLOW DEADLINE DEAL -- STARTING UNIT UNBEATEN:
The Warriors are 14-7 in 21 games since the arrival of Baron Davis in a deadline day deal...13 of those games have come against playoff teams (7-6 in those 13) and 13 games have come on the road (9-4 in those 13 games)...Additionally, the Warriors are 10-2 with Davis as a starter and 8-0 in games in which the current starting lineup has started (Davis, Richardson, Murphy, Dunleavy & Foyle).

BEST STRETCH IN NEARLY 30 YEARS:
Golden State has won 10 of its last 11 games, including its current season-long seven-game winning streak...This marks the first time that the Warriors have won 10 games in an 11-game stretch since going 10-1 from 12/6/75 thru 12/27/75...The current Warriors have scored 100-or-more points in all 10 of their victories during the recent hot-streak.
 

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Warriors Win

Warriors 114
Suns 111
 
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The Warriors have been playing great and I think they have a chance at beating the Suns tonight. This is gonna be a high scoring game.
121-117 Warriors.
 
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