Final score and results: Devin Booker shines to lead Phoenix beat Golden State on opening night
The new-look Suns have a 1-0 lead.
Both Phoenix and Golden State were without All-Stars on opening night, as Bradley Beal (back) and Draymond Green (calf) were unable to play.
The Suns won thanks to superstar Devin Booker, who demonstrated his ability to function as the team’s new point guard with 32 points and eight assists. Kevin Durant didn’t have his finest shooting night in front of Warriors fans in his first game back, but role players like Jusuf Nurkic and Josh Okogie made important plays to keep Phoenix in the game.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 27 points, but the star guard needed backup from Klay Thompson (6-18 FG) and Andrew Wiggins (4-12 FG). Chris Paul showed he still has it in him in his Golden State debut, scoring 14 points and dishing out nine assists.
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Warriors vs Suns final score
Warriors vs Suns final score, results from 2023 NBA opening night game
Final: Suns 108, Warriors 104
12:46 a.m.: The Suns win in overtime at Chase Center.
Devin Booker led Phoenix’s offense all night, scoring 32 points and dishing out eight assists in his debut as the team’s de facto point guard. Kevin Durant had 18 points on 22 shots but added 10 rebounds for a double-double. The X-factors were Josh Okogie and Jusuf Nurkic. Okogie ended with 17 points and a couple of critical hustle plays, while Nurkic had a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Stephen Curry struggled to find a rhythm but finished with 27 points. Chris Paul played well in his Warriors debut, scoring 14 points, dishing out nine assists, and making several critical plays down the line.
Golden State fought hard in the second half but couldn’t complete the comeback on their own court.
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STEPH CURRY. CLUTCH.
— NBA (@NBA) October 25, 2023
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— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 25, 2023