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Cook, Green lead depleted Warriors past Suns 124-109

PHOENIX (AP) Even with Golden State's Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson on the sidelines, the Phoenix Suns couldn't beat the Warriors.

Quinn Cook did his best Curry imitation, scoring 16 of his career-high 28 points in a dominant third quarter, and the severely depleted Warriors handed the Suns their eighth straight loss and 23rd in 25 games, 124-109 on Saturday night.

''This is definitely one to feel good about,'' said Draymond Green, who narrowly missed a triple-double for Golden State.

Nick Young added 20 points for the Warriors, who beat Phoenix for the 13th consecutive time despite playing without Curry (ankle), Durant (ribs) and Thompson (fractured thumb) - a trio that averages a combined 73 points per game. The Suns didn't have leading scorer Devin Booker due to a right hand sprain.

Green had a season-high 25 points along with 11 rebounds and eight assists for Golden State, which had lost three of its last four after the injuries began to hit.

''I call Draymond the heartbeat of our team for a reason,'' Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. ''When he is out there doing what he was doing tonight, playing with that kind of energy and focus, he is tremendous and leads our team no matter who's out there.''

Rookie Josh Jackson scored a career-high 36 points for Phoenix. Troy Daniels added 18.

Phoenix led by 15 in the first quarter but was outscored 72-49 in the second half.

''Coach got after us a little bit at halftime,'' Cook said. ''First half I thought we were going through the motions a little bit. We locked in defensively which led to great shots on offense which got everyone going.''

The Suns outscored the Warriors 30-9 over an eight-minute stretch in the first half to take their biggest lead at 50-35 on Daniels' cutting layup with 6:52 left. Phoenix led 60-52 at the break.

The Warriors outscored Phoenix 29-7 over one stretch in the third quarter to lead 86-74 on Cook's consecutive 3s with 3:34 left. A 7-0 Suns' spurt cut it 88-83, and Golden State led 94-85 entering the fourth.

Phoenix never got any closer.

''We lost Cook a couple of times and that just accelerated it,'' Suns interim coach Jay Triano said. ''But you know, we struggled to score a little bit as well. We can't give up the 3-point shot and we knew that going in. That was the whole focus of our game.''

Cook, coming off what was then a career-best 25 points in Friday night's home loss to Sacramento, made all six of his shots in the third quarter, three of them 3s. He finished 10-of-16 shooting, 5 of 6 from deep.

''I always wanted to stay ready for the opportunity,'' Cook said. ''I never wanted to have the opportunity and not be ready. That has always been my mindset and my motivation.''

He is the first undrafted player this season to score at least 25 on consecutive nights.

''He has proven he can compete at this level,'' Kerr said. ''`In the last couple of games, you can see what he can do. He is a great shooter. We have known that he is a good fit with us too.''

TIP INS

Warriors: Kevon Looney scored a career-best 13 points and blocked six shots, most by an NBA reserve this season. ... This season, Warriors are 13-7 without Curry, 8-2 without Durant and 2-1 without Thompson. They are 2-4 without both Curry and Thompson... Golden State's last loss to Phoenix was Nov. 9, 2014. ... Warriors outscored Phoenix 42-24 in third quarter. ... Golden State is 9-3 since the All-Star break.

Suns: T.J. Warren left the game with 5:19 left in the game with a sprained left knee. ... The loss, along with Memphis' win, gives the Suns the worst record in the NBA at 19-52. ... Booker warmed up before the game and decided he couldn't go. He missed his 17th game this season. ... Jackson's previous career best was 29.

JACKSON'S IMPROVEMENT

Jackson, the fourth overall pick in the draft, has played markedly better in recent weeks. He made 14 of 23 shots, including 2 of 4 3-pointers.

''I don't even know the date, somewhere in January, he's just kind of taken off,'' Triano said. ''And I'm glad. I'm happy because it takes some guys a long time to figure this league out and what they can excel at and he did it very fast.''

UP NEXT

Warriors: At San Antonio Monday night.

Suns: Host Pistons on Tuesday night.

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Key Players
D. Green
23 PF
D. Booker
1 SG
34.5 Min. Per Game 34.5
24.9 Pts. Per Game 24.9
4.7 Ast. Per Game 4.7
4.5 Reb. Per Game 4.5
45.5 Field Goal % 43.2
45.4 Three Point % 43.2
76.8 Free Throw % 87.8
+ 2 Shaquille Harrison made finger-roll layup 0:07
+ 2 Quinn Cook made jump shot 0:13
  Defensive rebound by Draymond Green 0:36
  Troy Daniels missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:39
+ 3 Draymond Green made 3-pt. jump shot 0:47
  Josh Jackson missed jump shot 1:07
  Defensive rebound by Dragan Bender 1:17
  Quinn Cook missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:21
  Defensive rebound by Quinn Cook 1:34
  Jared Dudley missed floating jump shot, blocked by Kevon Looney 1:36
  Traveling violation turnover on Quinn Cook 1:43
Team Stats
Points 124 109
Field Goals 50-95 (52.6%) 39-82 (47.6%)
3-Pointers 13-31 (41.9%) 11-24 (45.8%)
Free Throws 11-14 (78.6%) 20-29 (69.0%)
Total Rebounds 52 48
Offensive 9 9
Defensive 34 33
Team 9 6
Assists 29 22
Steals 8 8
Blocks 9 5
Turnovers 13 19
Fouls 21 19
Technicals 1 0
25 PTS, 11 REB, 8 AST
36 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Warriors 53-17 30224230124
home team logo Suns 19-52 34262524109
Team Stats
away team logo Warriors 53-17 110.4 PPG 45 RPG 26.0 APG
home team logo Suns 19-52 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
Q. Cook PG 9.5 PPG 2.5 RPG 2.7 APG 48.4 FG%
J. Jackson SG 13.1 PPG 4.6 RPG 1.5 APG 41.7 FG%
Top Scorers
Q. Cook PG 28 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
J. Jackson SG 36 PTS 6 REB 4 AST
52.6 FG% 47.6
41.9 3PT FG% 45.8
78.6 FT% 69.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
Q. Cook 40 28 4 4 2 0 2 1 11/17 5/7 1/1 0 4 40 +19
D. Green 34 25 11 8 1 1 3 3 10/20 4/8 1/2 2 9 51 +16
N. Young 41 20 7 2 1 0 1 3 7/15 3/9 3/3 1 6 31 +29
A. Iguodala 27 11 5 2 0 0 1 0 4/9 1/4 2/2 1 4 19 +11
Z. Pachulia 16 2 7 2 1 0 1 4 1/4 0/0 0/0 3 4 13 +21
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
Q. Cook 40 28 4 4 2 0 2 1 11/17 5/7 1/1 0 4 40 +19
D. Green 34 25 11 8 1 1 3 3 10/20 4/8 1/2 2 9 51 +16
N. Young 41 20 7 2 1 0 1 3 7/15 3/9 3/3 1 6 31 +29
A. Iguodala 27 11 5 2 0 0 1 0 4/9 1/4 2/2 1 4 19 +11
Z. Pachulia 16 2 7 2 1 0 1 4 1/4 0/0 0/0 3 4 13 +21
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Looney 24 13 2 0 0 6 1 2 6/11 0/2 1/3 0 2 20 +5
S. Livingston 16 11 0 4 1 0 0 3 4/6 0/0 3/3 0 0 20 -13
D. West 17 10 5 3 0 0 3 1 5/10 0/1 0/0 2 3 18 -6
J. Bell 17 4 2 4 2 2 0 3 2/3 0/0 0/0 0 2 18 -8
J. McGee 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 -1 +1
K. Durant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Thompson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Casspi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. McCaw - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boucher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 124 43 29 8 9 13 21 50/95 13/31 11/14 9 34 229 +75
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Daniels 28 18 2 2 2 0 1 3 6/12 3/9 3/4 0 2 25 -24
E. Payton 27 11 0 7 1 0 3 1 4/8 1/1 2/3 0 0 23 -11
T. Warren 30 9 3 1 2 1 3 1 4/11 1/1 0/0 1 2 14 -6
D. Bender 34 6 6 2 0 1 4 2 2/6 2/4 0/0 0 6 13 -24
A. Len 16 5 9 0 0 0 0 1 1/4 0/0 3/5 4 5 14 -13
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Daniels 28 18 2 2 2 0 1 3 6/12 3/9 3/4 0 2 25 -24
E. Payton 27 11 0 7 1 0 3 1 4/8 1/1 2/3 0 0 23 -11
T. Warren 30 9 3 1 2 1 3 1 4/11 1/1 0/0 1 2 14 -6
D. Bender 34 6 6 2 0 1 4 2 2/6 2/4 0/0 0 6 13 -24
A. Len 16 5 9 0 0 0 0 1 1/4 0/0 3/5 4 5 14 -13
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Jackson 36 36 6 4 2 1 4 2 14/23 2/4 6/8 2 4 49 -6
M. Chriss 17 10 8 1 1 0 3 3 4/8 0/2 2/4 2 6 18 +4
S. Harrison 20 8 3 2 0 0 0 1 3/8 1/2 1/2 0 3 15 +2
J. Dudley 24 6 5 3 0 2 0 3 1/2 1/1 3/3 0 5 19 +5
T. Ulis 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 -1 -2
B. Knight - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Reed - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Peters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Booker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. House - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Chandler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 109 42 22 8 5 19 19 39/82 11/24 20/29 9 33 189 -75