Landry, Warriors edge Suns in Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Goran Dragic did a fairly good Steve Nash impression, but it still wasn't enough for the Phoenix Suns to begin a new era without their longtime point guard on a positive note.
Carl Landry scored 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and scored the go-ahead basket with 1:22 left as the Golden State Warriors edged the Suns by an 87-85 count in the season opener for both teams at US Airways Center.
Landry made good on 7-of-9 field goal attempts overall for the Warriors, who have now won two straight in Phoenix since ending a 13-game road losing streak in this series last February. Klay Thompson added 16 points in the triumph, while Brandon Rush contributed 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting off the bench.
Andrew Bogut compiled eight points and six rebounds over 18-plus minutes in his long-awaited Golden State debut. The former No. 1 overall draft pick was traded to the Warriors from Milwaukee on March 13 of last season, but was sidelined the entire rest of the year with a serious ankle injury.
Dragic, signed in the offseason to fill Nash's spot after the two-time NBA MVP joined the Los Angeles Lakers, totaled a team-best 17 points and dished out eight assists.
Luis Scola, another newcomer to a revamped Phoenix squad, posted a double- double with 15 points and 11 rebounds in his first outing with his new club.
11/01 00:51:43 ET