- Devin Booker and the Suns host the Golden State Warriors. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)
- The Phoenix Suns are 5-point home favorites vs the Golden State Warriors Thursday, March 4
- Golden State is closing out a road that is three-game
Phoenix has won three right games
The Phoenix Suns are increasing, whilst the Golden State Warriors are climbing back into respectability. At 23-11, Phoenix may be the seed that is second the Western Conference and would be first overall if situated in the East.
Golden State missed the NBA playoffs season that is last the very first time considering that the 2011-12 period. Phoenix, having said that, hasn’t made the NBA playoffs considering that the 2009-10 period.
The times are changing, nevertheless. Since these two teams clash on Thursday to conclude the All-Star that is pre-NBA break, it’s the Suns who oddsmakers see as solid 5-point favorites over the Warriors. Phoenix is 6-1 against the spread over the past seven games.
|Warriors vs Suns March NBA that is 4th odds*)Team||Moneyline||Spread||Total|
|Golden State Warriors||+170||+5 (-105)||O 223 (-110)|
|Phoenix Suns||-216||-5 (-105)||U 223 (-110)|
Odds taken Mar. 4th at PointsBet.
Tipoff on Thursday is EST that is 10pm at Suns Arena. The game is being broadcast regionally by Fox Sports Arizona and NBC Sports Bay Area.
Suns Shining Brightly
Phoenix arrives to this game off a 114-104 statement victory over the NBA champion Los Angeles that is reigning Lakers. The Suns could actually beat the champs regardless of the ejection of Phoenix guard Devin Booker and 38 points from Lakers celebrity LeBron James.
The success finished a 3-0 road journey for the Suns. They enhanced to 15-3 within the last 18 games.
☀️ @dariosaric (21 PTS) and @mikal_bridges (19 PTS) lead the @Suns with their win that are 3rd a row! pic.twitter.com/4yzTfQK0zb
— NBA (@NBA) March 3, 2021
Five Phoenix players scored in double digits. That list included Booker, who had 17 points when he was tossed for his second foul that is technical of game.
The Suns shot 55.2% from 3-point range (16-of-29) as well as the Phoenix workbench finished up outscoring the Los Angeles reserves 38-27, led by 21 from Dario Saric. It absolutely was the win that is first the Lakers posted by the Suns in LA since November 17th, 2017.
Coming into March like a lion with their win over the Lakers, the Suns moved atop the Pacific Division following a to remember.
Phoenix february ended up being 12-3 through the posting the NBA’s #2 offense in the process, averaging 116.9 points per game month. They shot 39.6% from 3-point range, while holding opponents to 107.4 ppg over the course of the
“He’s month constantly us the little things.”@DeandreAyton on us, showing discusses how @CP3 has elevated the Suns this season. pic.twitter.com/O21oAIH25U
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 3, 2021
Over the week that is last of thirty days, Chris Paul posted a +77 score over four games while averaging 11.8 points and 12.3 assists. Booker scored 43 points in a 118-99 verdict throughout the Minnesota Timberwolves on 28th.
Warriors february On Comeback Trail
Golden State is back in a postseason place as the #8 seed in the West. Entering Wednesday’s game against the Portland Trailblazers, guard Steph Curry is fourth in the league in scoring, averaging 29.5 ppg.
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Steph is ready for the Contest ☔️ that is 3-Point pic.twitter.com/JFAAMWlIj6
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 3, 2021
Golden State is 9-8 against Western Conference opposition. The warriors were 6-4.
They’re averaging 114.3 points, 40.6 rebounds, 30.1 assists, 8.8 steals and 4.5 blocks per game over that span while shooting 47.7% from the field over the past 10 games. Warriors opponents have averaged 112.6 points on 45.4% shooting over that stretch that is 10-game
Golden State power forward Draymond Green is detailed as to day with an ankle sprain day. Phoenix beat Golden State 114-93 on 28th as one-point underdogs.
The january Suns have won two directly over the Warriors and covered into the previous three conferences. It’s the time that is first 18 games between the two clubs that Phoenix is the favorite, a stretch that dates back to February 9th, 2014.
Next six games for the Warriors will be a test that is huge their growing momentum
-vs Jazz(*)-vs Lakers(*)— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 27, 2021(*)The last three Golden State-Phoenix matchups and four regarding the previous five games have actually gone under. The Suns are 6-1 both upright and contrary to the spread inside their previous seven games. Phoenix has covered the spread in every 23 victories this period.(*)Pick: Phoenix Suns -5 (-105).(*)