NBA Christmas Preview: Warriors vs. Suns

NBA Christmas Preview: Warriors vs. Suns

What many will consider the most anticipated matchup on Christmas, the Warriors will head to The Valley to face the Suns.

Both of these teams sit on top of the NBA standings, with records of 26-5 (Suns) and 26-6 (Warriors).

These juggernauts have already played twice this season, with each team winning their home game.

The Warriors will look to ride the hot hand of their MVP candidate, Steph Curry. 

Curry is averaging 27.7 points this season, while the rest of his stats are near or exceeding his career averages.

While the defensive focus is always going to be Curry, the supporting cast in Golden State has been pulling their weight as well.

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They will be without key players Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole, but Gary Payton II, Damion Lee, and Jonathan Kuminga have all shown in the past few games that they are capable of helping carry the load.

On the other side, Phoenix is one of the few teams with no players in protocol. That definitely is a huge advantage for a team that is already one of the deepest in terms of talent.

The Suns currently have eight players averaging over 10 points per game, with Devin Booker leading the way at 23.3.

Meanwhile, Chris Paul and DeAndre Ayton are both in double-double territory on a nightly basis. 

Phoenix has proven that last year was not a fluke and that they are a serious contender.

While betting against Steph Curry is usually a no-no, I like Phoenix as the home team in this game.

The prediction: Phoenix wins 118-112.

Malachi David is an aspiring writer and content creator from the frozen tundras of Wisconsin. You can find and follow him on all major social media platforms under SportReportMD.

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