Steph Curry has an off-night, the Warriors are still able to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-108

February 27, 2017

Golden State Warriors, NBA

by Jerry Feitelberg

The Golden State Warriors started a five-game road trip in Philadelphia by beating the Sixers 119-108. Steph Curry made 11 attempts to make a three-pointer and missed on all 11 shots. He finished the night with 19, but he was totally out of rhythm. The Sixers, coached by Brett Brown, were determined to not let Steph beat them. They defended him very well but Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Zaza Pachulia picked up the slack, and the Dubs were able to win their 50th game of the season. The Sixers’ Joel Embiid was not available as he was experiencing soreness and swelling in his left knee and is out indefinitely.

The Dubs finished the first quarter leading 32-31. Klay Thompson led the Dubs to a 45-35 lead, but the Sixers went on a 9-0 run to close the gap to just one. Steph made a bucket to put the Warriors up by three. The Sixers came back to tie the game at 54 near the end of the first half. The Warriors finished the quarter with a three-point advantage 59-56. Klay led the Dubs with 15, and Kevin Durant had 12. Curry managed just 9 points.

The Warriors, once again, played well and increased the lead to 71-59. Zaza Pachulia had three key buckets in the quarter. Klay Thompson hit a trey that seemed to ignite the Dubs three-point offense. With 4:55 left, head coach Steve Kerr inserted Ian Clark and James Michael McAdoo into the game. The move paid off as Clark nailed a three and McAdoo made a deuce to increase the lead to twelve once again. The Warriors finished the third quarter leading 93-90. The Warriors, behind the stellar defensive play of Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, were able to keep the Sixers from closing the gap. The Warriors win 119-108.

Game Notes and Stats- The Warriors improved their record to 50-9. The Warriors have reached the 50-win plateau 8 times in their history, and they have done it the last four years in a row. The Dubs shot 45% from the floor, but they made just 6 3-point shots in 29 attempts. The Sixers committed a lot of fouls and the Dubs recorded thirty-three points from the charity stripe. Golden State had another game with more than 30 assists, and they excelled on defense once again. They had 14 steals and 4 blocked shots. All five Warrior starters were in double figures. Kevin Durant led the way with 27 points, 4 assists, 8 boards and one block. Thompson had 21. Draymond Green was all over the court and was the player of the game. Draymond had another double-double. He had 14 points, 6 assists, 11 rebounds and five steals. Zaza Pachulia pitched in with. Dario Saric led the Sixers with 21. Five other Sixers were in double figures. Gerald Henderson had 16, Robert Covington,15, Richaun Holmes 15, Nic Staukas 10, and Sergio Rodriguez 10.

The Warriors meet the Washington Wizards Tuesday night in Washington. The Wizard reside in first place in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference. Game time will be at 4:00 pm.

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Retired pharmacist who now has a career as a sports writer and broadcaster

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