Warriors vs. Suns live score, updates, highlights from 2021 NBA Christmas game

Two of the best teams in the NBA will battle on Christmas Day when the Suns host the Warriors.

The Suns and Warriors are quite familiar with each other already, as this will mark the third meeting between the two teams within the last month. 

On Nov. 30, the Suns defeated the Warriors by a final score of 104-96 to record their 17th straight victory, tying a franchise record. The Suns set the franchise record for consecutive wins by defeating the Pistons a few days later, only for the Warriors to bring an end to their streak on Dec. 3 with a comfortable 118-96 win.

Stephen Curry was two different players in those games. In Golden State’s loss, he finished with 12 points on 4-for-21 shooting from the field. In Golden State’s win, he scored a team-high 23 points on 8-for-20 shooting from the field.

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The Suns (26-5) and Warriors (26-6) enter Saturday’s game ranked first and second, respectively, in the Western Conference standings.

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Warriors vs. Suns live updates, highlights from NBA Christmas game

Warriors vs. Suns on Christmas Day score
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First Quarter

5:36 p.m. – Draymond Green: Blocked Cam Johnson’s 3 on a closeout, Led the ensuing break, and finds JTA for a layup. He’s incredible. 




5:28 p.m. – Steph just keeps adding to this record. 156 games and counting. 

5:22 p.m. – Steph is now five triples away from 3000

5:17 p.m. — We’re underway at the Footprint Center courtesy of a 3-pointer from Draymond Green.


3:40 p.m. — Add Andre Iguodala to the Warriors’ injury report. The 18-year veteran is out Saturday with knee swelling.

3:30 p.m. — Given their injury issues, the Warriors will roll with a starting lineup of Stephen Curry, Gary Payton II, Otto Porter Jr., Draymond Green and Kevon Looney.

12:30 p.m. — Damion Lee, Moses Moody, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and James Wiseman are each listed as out for the Warriors. Frank Kaminsky, Abdel Nader and Dario Saric are out for the Suns.

How to watch Warriors vs. Suns on Christmas Day

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 25
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: ABC
  • Live stream: Watch ESPNSling TV

NBA Christmas Day schedule

The five games are split between ESPN and ABC. All times below are in Eastern Standard Time.

TV Schedule for NBA on Christmas
Time Matchup Channel
12:00 p.m. Hawks at Knicks ESPN
2:30 p.m. Celtics at Bucks ABC
5:00 p.m. Warriors at Suns ABC
8:00 p.m. Nets at Lakers ESPN
10:30 p.m. Mavericks at Jazz ESPN

You can stream all of the action on Sling TV.