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Booker, Suns snap 18-game skid to Warriors with 115-111 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State's topsy-turvy, three-peat quest took another ugly turn.

Devin Booker scored 13 straight Phoenix points during a decisive fourth-quarter stretch and finished with 37, and the Suns snapped the NBA's longest active losing streak to one opponent at 18 games by beating the Warriors 115-111 on Sunday night.

The Suns defeated Golden State for the first time since a 107-95 victory on Nov. 9, 2014, and earned their first road win in 20 tries against the Western Conference this season. The Warriors followed a great win against Denver two nights earlier with a dud.

''Let's not forget last year was way worse than this, way worse than this, with injuries and things like that. We have pretty much everybody healthy,'' Stephen Curry said. ''We talked about the things we need to get better at going into the playoffs and just haven't done it. It's an uncomfortable feeling, which I think we like right now.

''We're getting challenged, we're getting teams' best shots.''

Klay Thompson's two free throws with 1:04 to go made it 111-108. Andre Iguodala secured a rebound after two missed Suns shots but Curry missed on a 3 with 23 seconds left. Booker then converted two free throws.

Booker's jumper with 5:01 to play put the Suns ahead, then he made it 102-98 on a 3-pointer at 4:45. Booker hit a fadeaway at the 4:04 mark then scored on a driving one-handed dunk after Phoenix pushed in transition after Curry's turnover.

Kevin Durant had 25 points before leaving with a bruised right ankle midway through the fourth on a night his teammates struggled from near and far. The cold-shooting Warriors couldn't overcome Booker's late onslaught in losing to lowly Phoenix.

''Probably the worst loss of the season, unfortunately,'' Thompson said.

Booker was 13 for 23, made all nine of his free throws and also dished out 11 assists for the Suns in a back-to-back and their fourth win in five games.

Splash Brothers Curry and Thompson were a combined 16 of 42 - 8 of 30 on 3s after a 4-for-22 start - and the Warriors went 10 of 43 from beyond the arc.

''One game, you miss shots,'' Curry said. ''We took ones we thought we could make. If they go down this could be a totally different conversation. So don't overreact to that.''

Curry started 0 for 5 and missed his initial four 3-point tries before connecting from deep 4:35 before halftime and finished with 18 points on 6-of-20 shooting.

Thompson made his first four shots and appeared poised for another shooting gem to follow up his 39-point, nine 3-pointer performance in Friday's 122-105 win against Denver. He still scored 28 points, going 10 of 22.

Kelly Oubre Jr. added 22 points with four 3s for the Suns, who won at Oracle Arena for the first time since 2011 in what was their final visit there.

Phoenix coach Igor Kokoskov knew limiting turnovers would be a key to the Suns staying in the game. They committed just eight but had a three-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Portland. Booker had six Sunday and Oubre five of the Suns' 14.

The Suns played only 21 hours, 30 minutes later with the Daylight Saving Time change.

''It shows a lot about us. After All-Star break, most people could fold and it's happened in the past years here,'' Booker said. ''We came in after All-Star break as a team and it was like we're going to finish this thing off the right way. We've improved in so many different ways.''

The Warriors jumped to a 12-3 lead, getting a pair of quick 3s and a baseline drive and dunk from Thompson before a Phoenix timeout at the 7:56 mark. But Golden State's lead was just 57-56 at halftime.

TIP-INS

Suns: Booker received a technical with 1:27 left in the third out of frustration on a no-call. ... F T.J. Warren missed his 19th consecutive game with right ankle soreness. ... Phoenix is 6-29 on the road overall.

Warriors: Draymond Green contributed 11 rebounds and eight assists. ... Thompson played his 600th career regular-season game - the 11th player in Warriors history to do so. His 102 postseason games are most ever for any Golden State player. ... Thompson had six of his team's 16 turnovers.

PRACTICE FACILITY

On Monday, the Warriors will announce their plans for continuing to utilize the current practice facility in downtown Oakland at team headquarters after the franchise moves its operation across the bay to San Francisco before next season.

Part of it will include expanded opportunities and activities for youth basketball camps and further community outreach.

UP NEXT

Suns: Host Jazz on Wednesday night.

Warriors: At Houston on Wednesday night.

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Key Players
D. Booker
1 SG
K. Durant
35 SF
35.5 Min. Per Game 35.5
27.5 Pts. Per Game 27.5
5.7 Ast. Per Game 5.7
6.8 Reb. Per Game 6.8
45.9 Field Goal % 51.3
45.5 Three Point % 51.2
87.1 Free Throw % 88.1
  Offensive rebound by Draymond Green 0:01
  Stephen Curry missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:04
+ 1 Mikal Bridges made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:13
+ 1 Mikal Bridges made 1st of 2 free throws 0:13
  Personal foul on Stephen Curry 0:13
  Full timeout called 0:17
  Personal foul on Alfonzo McKinnie 0:17
  Defensive rebound by Andre Iguodala 0:30
  Offensive rebound by Deandre Ayton 0:41
  jump shot 0:46
+ 1 Klay Thompson made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:04
Team Stats
Points 115 111
Field Goals 42-86 (48.8%) 42-95 (44.2%)
3-Pointers 10-25 (40.0%) 10-43 (23.3%)
Free Throws 21-27 (77.8%) 17-22 (77.3%)
Total Rebounds 54 54
Offensive 9 14
Defensive 40 34
Team 5 6
Assists 26 34
Steals 9 10
Blocks 4 6
Turnovers 14 16
Fouls 18 25
Technicals 1 1
37 PTS, 8 REB, 11 AST
18 PTS, 7 REB, 8 AST
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away team logo Suns 16-52 16402336115
home team logo Warriors 45-21 29282331111
Team Stats
away team logo Suns 16-52 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Warriors 45-21 114.1 PPG 43.3 RPG 28.4 APG
Key Players
D. Booker SG 26.6 PPG 4.1 RPG 6.8 APG 46.7 FG%
K. Thompson SG 21.5 PPG 3.8 RPG 2.4 APG 46.7 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Booker SG 37 PTS 8 REB 11 AST
K. Thompson SG 28 PTS 5 REB 5 AST
48.8 FG% 44.2
40.0 3PT FG% 23.3
77.8 FT% 77.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Booker 37 8 11 13/23 2/6 9/9 3 40 2 0 5 1 7 +12 64
K. Oubre Jr. 22 5 1 9/14 4/5 0/0 1 32 1 1 6 1 4 +6 25
D. Ayton 18 9 4 9/19 0/0 0/0 2 34 1 1 1 2 7 +10 36
T. Johnson 10 4 5 2/9 0/4 6/8 2 35 0 0 0 2 2 +7 24
D. Bender 2 6 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 3 15 0 1 0 2 4 -3 9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Booker 37 8 11 13/23 2/6 9/9 3 40 2 0 5 1 7 +12 64
K. Oubre Jr. 22 5 1 9/14 4/5 0/0 1 32 1 1 6 1 4 +6 25
D. Ayton 18 9 4 9/19 0/0 0/0 2 34 1 1 1 2 7 +10 36
T. Johnson 10 4 5 2/9 0/4 6/8 2 35 0 0 0 2 2 +7 24
D. Bender 2 6 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 3 15 0 1 0 2 4 -3 9
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Bridges 10 4 2 3/4 2/3 2/2 1 26 3 0 0 0 4 +7 21
R. Holmes 9 5 0 3/4 0/0 3/4 3 13 0 0 0 0 5 -6 14
J. Jackson 7 8 3 2/5 2/2 1/4 0 21 1 1 1 1 7 -2 22
T. Daniels 0 0 0 0/4 0/4 0/0 3 20 1 0 1 0 0 -11 0
J. Crawford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. King - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Warren - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Spalding - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Melton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Okobo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 115 49 26 42/86 10/25 21/27 18 236 9 4 14 9 40 +20 215
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Thompson 28 5 5 10/22 4/15 4/4 3 35 3 1 6 2 3 -10 41
K. Durant 25 2 3 9/17 1/4 6/8 2 30 2 0 3 0 2 +10 32
S. Curry 18 7 8 6/20 4/15 2/2 4 34 3 1 3 0 7 +7 42
D. Cousins 13 5 2 5/11 0/3 3/3 4 28 0 2 1 1 4 -2 23
D. Green 6 11 8 3/9 0/3 0/0 3 31 1 1 0 2 9 -4 35
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Thompson 28 5 5 10/22 4/15 4/4 3 35 3 1 6 2 3 -10 41
K. Durant 25 2 3 9/17 1/4 6/8 2 30 2 0 3 0 2 +10 32
S. Curry 18 7 8 6/20 4/15 2/2 4 34 3 1 3 0 7 +7 42
D. Cousins 13 5 2 5/11 0/3 3/3 4 28 0 2 1 1 4 -2 23
D. Green 6 11 8 3/9 0/3 0/0 3 31 1 1 0 2 9 -4 35
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
A. McKinnie 8 4 0 3/3 1/1 1/2 2 13 0 0 0 0 4 0 12
A. Iguodala 6 5 3 3/4 0/1 0/0 2 29 0 0 0 2 3 -6 17
K. Looney 5 7 2 2/4 0/0 1/3 2 17 1 1 1 6 1 +1 17
S. Livingston 2 2 3 1/3 0/0 0/0 2 14 0 0 2 1 1 -15 8
Q. Cook 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
J. Jerebko - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Lee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Derrickson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Bogut - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 111 48 34 42/95 10/43 17/22 25 235 10 6 16 14 34 -20 227