NBA: Suns hand Warriors first defeat of the season

PHOENIX (AFP) - The Phoenix Suns handed Golden State their first defeat of the NBA season on Sunday, taking full advantage of the Warriors' miscues in a 107-95 victory.

Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points and handed out seven assists for the Suns. Gerald Green and Goran Dragic had 19 points apiece for Phoenix, who out-scored the Warriors 36-16 in the final quarter.

Stephen Curry ended with 28 points and 10 assists for the Warriors - who were the last unbeaten team left in the league two weeks into the season.

"We turned the ball over in the first half, but eventually they catch up to you," said Golden State's Draymond Green, who scored 22 points with nine rebounds and four blocks.

"Obviously I'm one of the main culprits, I had five (turnovers) myself. So we've just really got to cut down on turnovers and once we do that we'll be fine."

Golden State had squeaked out a win over Houston on Saturday despite 26 turnovers, and coach Steve Kerr had already predicted that the mistakes would catch up with his team.

On Sunday they were also hurt by the absence of guard Klay Thompson, who was sidelined with a sprained right hand.

Even so, the Warriors led by eight through three quarters, before the Suns exploded in the final period.

Gerald Green scored eight straight points for the Suns to give them an 83-82 lead. He made a pair of three-pointers later in the fourth, the second one giving Phoenix a 95-88 lead with 4min 46sec to play.

Thomas scored seven points down the stretch to seal the come-from-behind victory.

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