In fact, Curry did a whole lot more than that. He stole rebounds from just about everybody en route to a career-best 13 boards that highlighted his second triple-double of the season.
"That's crazy for me," Curry gushed of the rebound total, which topped his previous NBA career-best by two. "I've never really done that on any level."
"When you have guys like (Miles) Plumlee and when the Morris twins (Markieff and Marcus) were in, me and Lee have to do a good job of keeping them off the boards," explained Bogut, who had six rebounds, one fewer than Lee. "A lot of times, (other guys) can sneak in there and grab a few. He (Curry) managed to sneak in and grab (13), which was good."
Neither came close on this night, but the Warriors all thought it was a positive sign that the team nonetheless was able to outrebound Phoenix 56-41.
Curry had six of his points and four of his assists in the final 7:29 of the first half, during which the Warriors (18-13) broke open a tight game with a 25-8 run, creating a 59-40 halftime advantage.
Shooting guard Klay Thompson had 21 points and Lee 17 to lead the Warriors. Reserve forwards Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green were fourth and fifth Warriors to produce double figures in scoring, totaling 11 apiece and helping send Golden State off on an 11-day, seven-game trip on a winning note.
Small forward PJ Tucker was the only player in double figures with 11 for the Suns (17-11), who shot a season-low 36.0 percent from the field and missed 19 of their 23 3-point attempts en route to their lowest scoring game of the season.
"It's good that we kind of got beat like this," admitted Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, who battled foul trouble most of the night and finished with just seven points. "Teams are starting to take us seriously now. So we've just got to come into our next game and just be focused."
NOTES: Warriors PG Stephen Curry, who shot just 5-for-17, entered the game needing just two 3-pointers to pass his coach, Mark Jackson, for 3's in a career. Following a 1-for-6 night, they stand tied at 734. ... The Warriors are now 13-3 when they start Curry, SG Klay Thompson, SF Andre Iguodala, PF David Lee and C Andrew Bogut. ... The Warriors have held 13 opponents under 40 percent shooting. Only Indiana has accomplished that feat more often. ... Suns SF PJ Tucker had a team-high 12 rebounds to go with his 11 points, recording his second career double-double. ... One season after finishing 22 games behind the Warriors in the standings, the Suns remain a half-game ahead of their Pacific Division rivals even after Friday's loss.