Curry thought he had the game-winning 3-pointer late, but Eric Bledsoe broke free from Barnes with 4.5 seconds left for an easy layup and the lead. The Warriors survived in the end to extend their winning streak to 11 games. This after trailing by 4 with under 3 minutes to play.
The leading MVP candidate finished with 28 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists for Golden State. His "Splash Brothers" partner Klay Thompson had 16 points and Barnes had just 4.
Eric Bledsoe had a double-double of 18 points and 11 assists for the struggling Suns, while Markieff Morris recorded one of his own with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Brandon Wright had the Suns' third double-double as he finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Phoenix has now lost 5 in a row, but are still mathematically in the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
T.J. Warren finished with 17 points for Phoenix, 15 of which came in the fourth quarter to keep the game close.
The Suns lost on a go-ahead shot with under 5 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter or overtime for the fifth time this season, which leads the NBA. Five other teams have lost in that situation 3 times.
The Warriors have clinched the top playoff seed in the west, and are closing in on clinching the NBA's best record over the Atlanta Hawks of the Eastern Conference. They have an overall record of 62-13 on the year and will visit the Dallas Mavericks tomorrow night.
The Phoenix Suns' playoff hopes are slowly slipping away as they fell to 38-38 on the season. They host the Utah Jazz tomorrow.