In a hard-fought game, the Phoenix Suns defeated the Golden State Warriors 134-105, ejecting Warriors star Klay Thompson for the first time in his career.
For the third straight game, Booker scored 30 points, which help the Suns get off to a good start against the reigning NBA champions.
The 25-year-old Phoenix star also involved in a fight with Thompson in the third quarter. It was the first time in Thompson’s 651-game career that he thrown out of a game.
Thompson kicked out of the game after he hit Booker in the middle of the third quarter and got a technical. He got a second technical after he yelled at the Suns and referee Ed Malloy.
Warriors are Experiencing a lack of control.
The Suns took advantage of the Warriors’ lack of control and turned an 83-77 lead into a 13-point lead, 90-77, by taking advantage of the Warriors’ lack of control.
In the end, the Suns outscored the Warriors 33-20 in the third, giving them a 105-86 lead going into the fourth.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Golden State returned to cut the deficit to 12 points, but Phoenix pulled away again to finish a well-earned win.
Booker, who has averaged 32 points in the first four games of the season, said that the Phoenix Suns ready to show what they could do against the reigning NBA champions.
Booker said, “Those are the defending champions over there.” “They have a culture, a place to live, and the crown.
“We want to play hard and competitively every time we play them.”
Warriors coach Steve Kerr also dismissed Booker-fight.
Booker didn’t say sorry for his fight with Warriors veteran Thompson, which was a heated one.
“I always liked Klay Thompson since I was a kid. “From the beginning of the draft, I told them I wanted to be Klay Thompson,” Booker said.
“But that doesn’t mean we can’t compete against each other and be a little rude to each other. I like his competitive spirit, and that’s all there is to it.”
Steve Kerr, the coach of the Warriors, also downplayed the fight between Booker and Thompson.
Kerr said, “They’re both great competitors and great players.” “This is the NBA. And it’s the toughest competition in the world. “Such things do happen.”
Mikal Bridges scored 17 points to help Booker get more points. And Deandre Ayton and Chris Paul each scored 16 points.
Jordan Poole added 17 points to the Warriors’ score, led by 21 points from Stephen Curry. Thompson left with two points, but he only made one of eight shots from the field.
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