Two of the best teams in the NBA will battle on Christmas Day when the Suns host the Warriors.
The Suns and Warriors are quite familiar with each other already, as this will mark the third meeting between the two teams within the last month.
On Nov. 30, the Suns defeated the Warriors by a final score of 104-96 to record their 17th straight 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 bring an end to their streak on Dec. 3 with a comfortable 118-96 win.
Stephen Curry was two different players in those games. In Golden State’s loss, he finished with 12 points on 4-for-21 shooting from the field. In Golden State’s win, he scored a team-high 23 points on 8-for-20 shooting from the field.
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The Suns (26-5) and Warriors (26-6) enter Saturday’s game ranked first and second, respectively, in the Western Conference standings.
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Warriors vs. Suns live updates, highlights from NBA Christmas game
End of the second Quarter: Suns 62, Warriors 58
Steph Curry 17 points, 4 assists
Gary Payton Jr. 12 points, 3 rebounds
Chris Paul 16 points, 4 assists
DeAndre Ayton 14 points, 5 rebounds
6:19 p.m. – High scoring quarter comes to an end. Suns outscored the Dubs by ten to take a four-point lead into the halftime break.
6:12 p.m – Draymond Green has been assessed a technical foul and the Suns are in the midst of a 16-3 run. They’re up 3.
6:10 p.m. – D.Book wanted a Christmas Day game, and he’s definitely showed up tonight.
6:06 p.m. – All I want for Christmas is to shoot like Steph Curry
5:56 p.m. – This second quarter has quite a bit of pace to it now. Real up-and-down by both teams.
5:50 p.m. – Kyle Kuzma wants you to know how good Draymond Green is.
End of the 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 p.m. – End of the quarter. This is a fun one. Warriors lead the Suns 33-27.
5:36 p.m. – Draymond Green: Blocked Cam Johnson’s 3 on a closeout, Led the ensuing break, and finds JTA for a layup. He’s incredible.
5:33 p.m. – GPII EXPLODING AT THE RIM
5:28 p.m. – Steph just keeps adding to this record. 156 games and counting.
5:22 p.m. – Steph is now five triples away from 3000
5:17 p.m. — We’re underway at the Footprint Center courtesy of a 3-pointer from Draymond Green.
3:40 p.m. — Add Andre Iguodala to the Warriors’ injury report. The 18-year veteran is out Saturday with knee swelling.
Andre Iguodala is OUT today against the Suns
— Kendra Andrews (@kendra__andrews) December 25, 2021
3:30 p.m. — Given their injury issues, the Warriors will roll with 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 p.m. — Damion Lee, Moses Moody, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and James Wiseman are each listed as out for the Warriors. Frank Kaminsky, Abdel Nader and Dario Saric are out for the Suns.
How to watch Warriors vs. Suns on Christmas Day
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 25
- Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
- TV channel: ABC
- Live stream: Watch ESPN | Sling TV
NBA Christmas Day schedule
The five games are split between ESPN and ABC. All times below are in Eastern Standard Time.
|12:00 p.m.||Hawks at Knicks||ESPN|
|2:30 p.m.||Celtics at Bucks||ABC|
|5:00 p.m.||Warriors at Suns||ABC|
|8:00 p.m.||Nets at Lakers||ESPN|
|10:30 p.m.||Mavericks at Jazz||ESPN|
You can stream all of the action on Sling TV.