The top two teams in the NBA clashed on Christmas Day when the Suns hosted the Warriors.

The Suns and Warriors are pretty familiar by now, the Christmas Day game marking the third meeting between the two teams in the past 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.

Steph Curry set a new career career high on Christmas Day of 33 points to help the Warriors win a fun matchup, 116-107. The Warriors got good contributions from Otto Porter Jr (10 points, six rebounds), Gary Payton Jr. (14 points, eight rebounds) and Jonathan Kuminga (12 points), while the Suns were led by Chris Paul (21 points, eight assists). ), DeAndre Ayton (18 points, seven rebounds) and Devin Booker (13 points, three assists).

The Warriors’ victory, their third in a row, brings them back to the top of the Western Conference standings, half a game ahead of the Suns.

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Warriors vs Suns live updates, highlights of the NBA Christmas game

Warriors vs Suns in Christmas Day Scoring
one two 3 4
Warriors 33 25 26 32
Suns 27 35 22 23

Fourth Quarter End: Warriors 116, Suns 107

Steph Curry 33 points, 6 assists

Otto Porter 19 points, 6 rebounds

Chris Paul 21 points, 8 assists

DeAndre Ayton 18 points, 7 rebounds

7:34 pm – Otto Porter has been incredible!

7:21 pm – Jonathan Kuminga has been super impressive.

7:15 pm – Steph Curry needs just one more triple for 3,000 in his career.

7:11 pm . – Both teams have found their offensive rhythm to start the fourth. Phoenix leads by one. 95-94

Third Quarter End: Suns 84, Warriors 84

Steph Curry 23 points, 4 assists

Gary Payton Jr. 14 points, 7 rebounds

Chris Paul 16 points, 5 assists

Devin Booker 13 points, 3 assists


6:57 pm – 9-0 run for the Suns. Cam Payne knocks down a three to give the Suns a three-point lead.

6:54 pm . – In today’s surprising news, Steph Curry has scored over 20 points in a Christmas Day game for the first time EVER.

6:50 pm . “Kevon Looney is not good. He is not solid. He is great.” – Steve Kerr on Looney before the game. Warriors lead by six. Chris Paul has been called for a technical foul.

6:40 pm – The Suns still hold their four-point lead at the start of the third.

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 pm . – Finish the high score room. Suns outscored the Dubs by ten to take a four-point lead at the halftime break.

6:12 pm – Draymond Green has been charged with a technical foul and the Suns are in the midst of a 16-3 streak. They are up 3.

6:10 pm . – D.Book wanted a game on Christmas Day, and it definitely showed up tonight.

6:06 pm – All I want for Christmas is to shoot like Steph Curry

5:56 pm . – This second quarter has quite a rhythm now. Real up and down for both teams.

5:50 pm – Kyle Kuzma wants you to know how good Draymond Green is.

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.


5:28 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.

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.

12:30 pm – Damion Lee, Moses Moody, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and James Wiseman are listed as 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.

NBA TV schedule at Christmas
Hour Match Channel
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.