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Sunday, December 15th (All times Eastern)

Golden State Warriors (13-11) at Phoenix Suns (13-9), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Phoenix Suns look to extend their season-high winning streak to five games when they continue a three-game homestand Sunday versus the Golden State Warriors.

The Suns made it four wins in a row with Friday's 116-107 triumph over the Sacramento Kings, as Goran Dragic scored 29 points and Eric Bledsoe followed with a career-high 28.

Dragic finished 10-of-14 shooting and Bledsoe ended 11-of-16 from the field for Phoenix, which shot 49.4 percent and made 12-of-24 3-pointers.

Miles Plumlee (12), Channing Frye (11) and both P.J. Tucker (10) and Gerald Green (10) rounded out the double-digit scorers.

"It's never about one guy," Dragic said of the Suns' balanced scoring attack. "The more people we get involved, the better. That's what I try to do every time we play and I think we did that tonight."

Phoenix, which has won eight of its last 11 games and has made at least seven 3-pointers in 14 straight games, improved to 7-3 at home and will face a stiff challenge Wednesday versus the San Antonio Spurs.

The Suns are 10-3 this season when scoring 100 or more points. They've also won 11 straight games and 18 of the last 19 when scoring 110-plus points at home.

Golden State had won four of six games until suffering a 116-112 loss versus the Houston Rockets on Friday. David Lee tallied 23 points and 10 rebounds and Steph Curry had 20 points and nine assists for the Warriors. Harrison Barnes added 20 points as well to go along with 12 rebounds, while Marreese Speights and Klay Thompson netted 16 and 15 points, respectively.

Houston scored 22 points off 18 Warrior turnovers. It was a tough loss for a Golden State squad that had a 56-32 rebounding edge and a 66-40 advantage in points in the paint. The Warriors recorded a 25-8 difference in second chance points.

"Too many careless untimely turnovers when it mattered most," Golden State head coach Mark Jackson said.

Lee has registered four straight double-doubles and has scored in double figures in a career-best 100 consecutive games.

Golden State is 6-8 on the road and will start a three-game homestand Tuesday versus New Orleans, San Antonio and the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Warriors took all four meetings with Phoenix a season ago and are unbeaten in the past six encounters between Pacific Division foes. Golden State has won three in a row in the Valley of the Sun after a 13-game slide there.

12/15 10:38:14 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
PHI 56
CHA 78
 
3rd
PHI 56
CHA 78
 
3rd
ORL 60
UTA 77
 
2nd
CLE 52
BRK 45
 
Half
BOS 53
MIN 48
 
Half
DET 52
TOR 52
 
2nd
MIA 55
WAS 54
 
2nd
MEM 26
CHI 26
 
2nd
SAN 26
POR 19
 
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DEN
LAC
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LAL
OKC
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
Final
RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
2nd
BUCK 79
CASEWEST 64
 
2nd
LIB 74
CPNC 56
 
2nd
SCAR 56
CLEM 37
 
2nd
CMICH 88
CONC 52
 
2nd
MIAMI 32
EKENT 55
 
2nd
GWEBB 86
HIWASSEE 63
 
2nd
ODU 50
MDES 35
 
2nd
BUF 56
NIAG 37
 
2nd
KSU 48
NCAT 43
 
2nd
FAM 43
UNF 62
 
2nd
NORST 68
NARZ 46
 
2nd
DART 44
NILL 38
 
2nd
MORE 50
NKENTUCKY 69
 
Final
UCSB 69
SDCHR 46
 
2nd
STJ 37
GAELS 41
 
2nd
ALA 49
STILL 32
 
2nd
HAMP 53
TENST 47
 
2nd
TENN 52
TENT 48
 
2nd
WMARY 84
WSHMD 44
 
Half
MERC 33
COOK 24
 
Half
FLGC 38
FUR 34
 
2nd
CALST 33
SDKST 36
 
1st
MTST 20
CHAT 14
 
1st
NDAK 19
DICKINSON 11
 
1st
LAMON 27
LSUALEX 23
 
1st
PRIN 40
LIP 25
 
1st
LAM 33
MLGN 19
 
1st
MINN 28
SEAT 15
 
1st
LOYC 26
SUTAH 11
 
1st
SELA 31
WINT 30
 
1st
SILL 22
NO 16
 
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MARQ
ALAAM
 
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TTU
ARKPB
 
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DEN
COLST
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CREI
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CAL
EWASH
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UTST
IDST
 
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UTEP
ARZ
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CHAM
HAW
 
2nd
NJD 2
TAM 1
 
2nd
OTT 2
ANA 0
 
2nd
DET 1
NYI 1
 
1st
WIN 1
BOS 0
 
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CAL
DAL