By Justin Einhorn
Posted: Dec. 2, 2010
The Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors seemingly always play high-scoring affairs, and there's nothing to suggest the renewal of this Pacific Division rivalry will be any different.
It's been nearly five years since a game between these teams didn't include both scoring more than 100 points, a trend expected to continue Thursday night with both struggling defensively as their season series begins.
The Suns (8-9) have won eight of the last 10 meetings, averaging 123.8 points and giving up 117.0. Their past 17 games with the Warriors (8-10) have seen both teams cross the century mark in scoring, a streak dating to Phoenix's 112-99 win Jan. 12, 2006.
The winning team had at least 123 points in all four matchups last season and the most recent was among the highest-scoring in series history, with the Suns winning 133-131 in Oakland on March 22.