Two of the best teams in the NBA will battle it out on Christmas Day when the Suns host the Warriors.
The Suns and Warriors are already quite familiar, as this will mark the third meeting between the two teams in the last month.
On November 30, the Suns defeated the Warriors by a final score of 104-96 to record their 17th consecutive victory, tying a franchise record. The Suns set the franchise record for consecutive wins by defeating the Pistons a few days later, only for the Warriors to end their streak on December 3 with a comfortable 118-96 victory.
Stephen Curry was two different players in those games. In Golden State’s loss, he finished with 12 points on 4 of 21 shooting from the field. In Golden State’s win, he scored a team-best 23 points on 8-of-20 shooting from the field.
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The Suns (26-5) and Warriors (26-6) enter Saturday’s game in first and second place, respectively, in the Western Conference standings.
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Warriors vs Suns live updates, highlights of the NBA Christmas game
End of first quarter: Warriors 33, Suns 27
Steph Curry 11 points
Gary Payton Jr. 6 points
Chris Paul 8 points
DeAndre Ayton 8 points
5:45 pm. – End of the quarter. This is fun. The Warriors lead the Suns 33-27.
5:36 pm. – Draymond Green: Blocked Cam Johnson’s 3 in a close, led the next break and found JTA for a layup. Is incredible.
5:33 pm. – GPII EXPLODING ON THE TIRE
5:28 pm. – Steph keeps adding things to this record. 156 games and counting.
5:22 pm. – Steph is now five triples from 3000
5:17 pm – We are underway at the Footprint Center courtesy of a 3-pointer from Draymond Green.
Before the game
3:40 pm – Add Andre Iguodala to the Warriors injury report. The 18-year-old veteran is out Saturday with a swollen knee.
Andre Iguodala is OUT today against the Suns
– Kendra Andrews (@kendra__andrews) December 25, 2021
3:30 pm – Given their injury woes, the Warriors will have a starting lineup of Stephen Curry, Gary Payton II, Otto Porter Jr., Draymond Green and Kevon Looney.
Same starting lineup for the Warriors in Phoenix today
Gary Payton II
Otto Porter Jr.
– Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 25, 2021
12:30 pm – Damion Lee, Moses Moody, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and James Wiseman are all eliminated from the Warriors. Frank Kaminsky, Abdel Nader and Dario Saric are out of the Suns.
How to watch Warriors vs Suns on Christmas Day
- Date: Saturday December 25
- Hour: 5:00 pm ET
- Television channel: ABC
- Live broadcast: Watch ESPN | Sling tv
NBA Christmas Day schedule
The five games are split between ESPN and ABC. All times below are Eastern Standard Time.
|12:00 pm||Hawks at the Knicks||ESPN|
|2:30 pm||Celtics at Bucks||ABC|
|5:00 pm||Warriors in Suns||ABC|
|8:00 pm||Networks in the Lakers||ESPN|
|10:30 pm||Mavericks in Jazz||ESPN|
You can stream all the action on Sling tv.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.