Steph Curry scored 50 points for the 11th time in his NBA career, but his effort was not enough for the struggling Golden State Warriors against the Phoenix Suns

The Warriors are now 6-9 on the season and are winless in eight road games — a troubling sign as the team looks to win its fifth title since 2015.

This is the longest losing streak by a defending champion since the 1998-99 Chicago Bulls, according to ESPN, and the Warriors' longest early-season losing streak since 1989-90.

But to find that, we have to get everyone on board, on the same page, as far as just caring about winning—and that's it.

Despite the loss, it was a historic night for Curry, who was 17 of 28 from the field and 7 of 11 from 3-point range along with nine rebounds and six assists.

In the process, he surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and tied Allen Iverson for the ninth most 50-point games in NBA history.

Cameron Payne had a career-high 29 points -- including six 3-pointers -- while Devin Booker and Mikal Bridges, who finished just shy of a triple-double with nine assists and nine rebounds,

Phoenix, without an injured Chris Paul for the fourth straight game and against a free-scoring Curry, controlled much of the game and led by a comfortable 14 points late in the third quarter.