The Golden State Warriors of the American Professional Basketball (NBA) have not been able to break a losing streak despite the return of their flagship shooter, Stephen Curry.
Golden State lost to the Phoenix Suns 113-125 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular league home game held at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California on the 11th (Korean time).
As a result, Golden State, who suffered 3 consecutive losses, fell to 8th place in the Western Conference (20-21), and Phoenix, who escaped from 6 consecutive losses, rose to 7th place in the West (21-21).
Curry, who withdrew from a dislocated left shoulder injury against the Indiana Pacers on December 15 last year, returned to the court after missing 11 games, which did not change the mood of the team.
Curry scored 24 points, Klay Thompson scored 29 points, and Jordan Poole scored 27 points, but the momentum was suppressed by Phoenix, where the players were equally active.
Phoenix has injured Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Deandre Ayton one after another, and five people, including Mikal Bridges (26 points and 9 rebounds) and Damien Lee (22 points and 7 rebounds), scored double digits.
Golden State, which fell behind 63-90 in the second half of the third quarter, made it 79-98 as Pool steadily scored. 안전놀이터
In the fourth quarter, which continued the chase, Curry scored 16 points and Poole scored 13 points to narrow the gap to 113-119.
But it was not enough to reverse the game. Phoenix, who accumulated points one by one with free throws by Lee and others, won again by running away with a 12-point lead.
The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on the same day, 112-111, by just one point.
Miami won a come-from-behind victory with Jimmy Butler succeeding in a free throw following a layup 12.9 seconds before the end of the quarter, which was trailing 109-111.
Butler scored 35 points and took the lead in helping Miami maintain 8th place in the East (22-20). Oklahoma City is 13th in the West (18-23).
In addition, Miami set a new record by attempting 40 free throws on the day and making all of them successful.
Until then, the NBA record was 39 free throws made by the Utah Jazz against the Portland Trail Blazers in 1982.