Warrior brothers Curry upset Philadelphia 76ers in a showdown
The Warriors come back from 19 points down to beat the Sixers for the ninth time in a row at Oracle Arena, led by Steph Curry.
The Golden State Warriors beat the road-weary Philadelphia 76ers, 116-96, on Wednesday, November 24 in San Francisco, despite a game-high 24 points from Seth Curry to nearly balance Stephen Curry’s 25 points (Thursday, November 25, Manila time).
After trailing by as many as 19 points, the Warriors fought back to win their ninth straight home game, led by Andrew Wiggins (19), Jordan Poole (17), Juan Toscano-Anderson (13), Otto Porter Jr. (12), and Draymond Green (10).
Two other 76ers scored in double digits: Tyrese Maxey, 19, and Danny Green, 10. Embiid was not among them on the penultimate night of a gruelling road trip (health and safety protocols).
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After Danny Green’s second three-pointer of the game, the 76ers jumped out to a 27-13 lead in the finale of a 2-4 trip.
With 4:03 left in the first half, Maxey’s short jumper gave the visitors a 55-36 lead before Golden State utilised a 30-8 burst to go up 66-63 between the second and third minutes. During a 7:18 run, Stephen Curry scored 8 points.
Despite the absence of Tobias Harris (hip), the 76ers were able to tie the game at 88 apiece in the second minute of the fourth quarter before an 8-0 run capped by a Toscano-Anderson slam gave Golden State the advantage they would never relinquish.
Finishing with a 28-8 lead was an impressive performance for those Warriors, who hadn’t been in action since last Sunday.
Stephen Curry defeated his brother Seth, who shot 8-for-16 from the field and 0-for-5 from three-point range, in a head-to-head matchup.
Seth kept it close with an 8-for-8 free throw shooting night, but Stephen had a 10-0 advantage in assists.
The Warriors’ 15-for-38 (39.5 percent) long-distance shooting included four three-pointers from Porter. The 76ers made just 8 of 28 three-point attempts (28.6 percent).