Although not perfect, the Phoenix Suns were strong. They defeated the Golden State Warriors and showed off their potential as a championship contender.
Phoenix won 108-104, led by Devin Booker, who scored 32 points, in the away opening game of the 2023-2024 NBA season against Golden State held at Chase Center on the 25th (Korean time). Although newly added guard Bradley Beal was sidelined due to a back injury, the team achieved a pleasant victory thanks to the efforts of Booker, Kevin Durant (18 points, 11 rebounds), and Yusuf Nurkic (14 points, 14 rebounds).
Phoenix took control of the game thanks to the performance of Booker, who scored 15 points in the first quarter alone, but Golden State’s counterattack was not easy. Draymond Green, who played a major role in the defense, was absent, but a seesaw game was played with the trio of Stephen Curry (27 points), Chris Paul (14 points, 9 assists), and Klay Thompson (15 points, 7 rebounds) leading the way.굿모닝토토 주소
The winner was decided at the end of the game. While Phoenix, which was ahead by 1 point, 100-99, failed to add points in two attacks, forward Josh Okogie (17 points) took a breather by making a 3-pointer with 1 minute and 9 seconds left in the game. 45 seconds before the end, backup guard Eric Gordon (10 points) hit the rim again with a 3-pointer, and Phoenix ran away to 106-101, predicting victory.
In the official opening game of this season that took place earlier, the defending champion Denver Nuggets defeated the LA Lakers 119-107 thanks to the great performance of ace Nikola Jokic, who recorded his first triple-double of the season. Jokic played 36 minutes and 15 seconds and recorded 29 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists, and his partner guard Jamal Murray also contributed to the victory with 21 points and 6 assists.