Scorching Hot Suns, Warriors Gear Up For Epic Two-Game “Series”

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Basketball fans are in for a treat this week as the NBA schedule has fallen in a way that we will get two marquee matchups this week. Something will have to give on Tuesday night as the Golden State Warriors, owners of the best record in the NBA at 18-2 and riding a seven-game winning streak, will be paying a visit to the hottest team in the NBA in the Phoenix Suns.

Phoenix is on a 16 game winning streak, as they have not lost a game since October 27th against the Sacramento Kings. The Warriors suffered their first loss of the season the following day to the Memphis Grizzlies and lost only once more, on November 14th, to the Charlotte Hornets.

Tuesday’s game will be the first one at Footprint Center for the Suns since November 21st as they just finished up a four-game road trip. They defeated the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, and Brooklyn Nets during that stretch.

Two of those victories came by single digits. The Warriors, on the other hand, have only one single-digit game during their current winning streak. Oddly enough it came against the Detroit Pistons, who are tied with the Orlando Magic for second-fewest wins in the NBA.

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There will be incredible matchups across the board as the Warriors are No. 1 in a majority of statistical categories during the Suns’ winning streak and Phoenix isn’t too far behind.

Future Hall of Famers Stephen Curry and Chris Paul will be matched up at points during the night, creating an epic battle at the point guard position. Curry has been playing at an MVP level and caught fire during the winning streak, knocking down 50.7 percent of his 3-point attempts.

Paul continues chugging along and setting the tone for the Suns on both ends of the court. Phoenix is getting contributions from up and down the court as 10 different players are averaging at least 7.2 points per game.

When you have players capable of scoring the ball at every position on the court, you are extremely difficult to defend. While Curry receives plenty of the headlines for the Warriors, they are receiving some solid contributions from elsewhere.

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Draymond Green is as motivated as ever and wants to show everyone that he is the best defensive player in the NBA. He is the heart and soul of the Warriors and is their tone-setter.

Tuesday’s game will receive plenty of attention as a nationally televised game on TNT. If anyone misses that game, they will get a second chance to see it again on Friday, as the teams will face off at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

It will be a home-and-home series for the Golden State Warriors, but the Phoenix Suns have a game in between. They will be hosting the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night before traveling to face the Warriors again on Friday.

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