Stephen Curry and his whole supporting forged needed to convey some smothering second-half protection to close down youthful brother Seth and the undermanned 76ers.
Stephen Curry scored 25 factors to Seth’s 24, and the Golden State Warriors surged again after halftime to beat Philadelphia 116-96 on Wednesday evening for his or her fifth straight win.
Juan Toscano-Anderson got here up huge off the bench within the second half, scoring all of his 13 factors to go along with six rebounds and 6 assists.
“The energy, it’s contagious,” stated Andrew Wiggins, who added 19 factors.
Jordan Poole added 17 factors and 6 assists for the Warriors. He beat the buzzer from halfcourt at halftime to get Golden State inside 61-52. Stephen Curry was all smiles seeing one in all his signature pictures go down for the younger guard.
The reigning scoring champion shot 9 for 16 with six 3-pointers and added 10 assists for the NBA-best Warriors (16-2). He and brother-in-law Damion Lee made consecutive 3-pointers over the ultimate 39.4 seconds of the third to place their group forward 86-84 going into the ultimate 12 minutes.
“We were on our heels most of the entire first 18 minutes. Our identity is our defense. We can score with the best of them but we flipped the switch and got stops and made them take tough shots, especially in the second half and turned that into offense,” Curry stated. “It was pretty impressive just the energy flip that happened after that first quarter.”
Toscano-Anderson and Gary Payton II, again after lacking Sunday’s sport to relaxation his repaired hernia, led the protection because the Warriors fought again from a 19-point, first-half deficit.
“We got great performances off the bench from Gary and Juan, two of our better defenders, and the defense led to the offense and the ball started to move because we were in transition,” coach Steve Kerr stated. “It was a beautiful second half.”
Seth Curry, who had been questionable with decrease again stiffness, began 4 of 6 and outscored huge brother 17-14 within the first half. He wound up 8 of 16 from the ground, lacking all 5 of his 3-point tries.
Danny Green made his first 4 pictures and scored 10 factors in 17 minutes. He returned for the Sixers after lacking the earlier 4 video games and 7 of the final 11 with tightness in his left hamstring.
“It’s just nice to have guys back,” coach Doc Rivers stated.
The Sixers misplaced for the seventh time in 9 video games after successful at Sacramento on Monday.
Toscano-Anderson — per week in the past out of the rotation — transformed a go-ahead three-point play with 9:32 remaining and Golden State instantly pressured a turnover earlier than Otto Porter Jr.’s 3-pointer moments later.
“We were locked in,” Wiggins stated. “We dug ourselves a little hole. We knew to get out of it we were going to have to play harder.”
Porter completed with 4 3s and 12 factors.
“The fourth was just a phenomenal defensive effort, 30-12,” Kerr stated.
Draymond Green was hit along with his fourth foul 3:10 earlier than halftime however nonetheless contributed 10 factors, 9 rebounds and 7 assists.
76ers: Tobias Harris missed his second straight sport with a sore left hip. …. After the 76ers matched their season low with seven turnovers that led to simply six factors in Monday’s win at Sacramento, they dedicated 21 resulting in 38 Warriors factors.
Warriors: G Andre Iguodala missed his fourth straight sport and third in a row with soreness in his proper knee. He is unlikely to play Friday, Kerr stated, given Iguodala hasn’t had any latest court docket time. … Golden State has scored 100 or extra factors in each sport — the one NBA group to take action.
The Warriors grew to become simply the second group this season to win by 20 after trailing by 19 or extra, based on Elias. The Clippers did so towards the Timberwolves on Nov. 5. Golden State final completed the feat on Nov. 2, 2017, rallying to beat the Spurs 112-92.
Rivers is aware of the Warriors properly sufficient from his Clippers teaching days to understand how harmful they’re on protection when most all people thinks first of Curry and their 3-point capturing.
“They make you fall in love with their 3 and they kill you with the 2,” Rivers stated. “Then on the other end when they were a dominant team they were always one or two in defense. The attraction of the 3-point shot and some of the shots that Steph makes mesmerizes you. But they’re killing you with the 2s, and I think teams that understand that would have a better grasp of how to play them.”
76ers: Host Timberwolves on Saturday.
Warriors: Host Trail Blazers on Friday evening having gained 10 of the final 12 towards Portland at dwelling.
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