Klay Thompson made sure that the Golden State Warriors will bounce back from their first loss of the season scoring his season-high 43 points against the Phoenix Suns on the way to an easy 128-103 victory. Thompson scored 27 points in the third quarter, when the Warriors outscored the Suns, 46-19.
The fourth-year guard shot 15-of-22 overall from the field and was 8-of-13 from behind the arc. The Suns were still in the game late in the first half and even held the 42-40 lead with 4:28 to go before the break.
However, the Warriors unleashed a 19-4 run to end the second quarter and they continued to pour it on in the third quarter.
Stephen Curry matched Thompson’s efficiency shooting 10-of-14 from the field for 25 points and added 7 assists. Draymond Green notched a triple-double, his fourth of the 2015-2016 season, with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists plus 5 steals.
The Warriors had their record streak broken versus the Milwaukee Bucks last Saturday but the long three-day rest appeared to work for the team as they looked fresher Wednesday.
Golden State will try to create another streak as play the next four games at home, against the Bucks, Utah Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets.
The Suns have lost back-to-back games and seven of their last 10 games to drop to 11-16 for the season and 4-10 on the road.