Brother vs. Brother the Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) tries to get by the Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry (31) at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Wed Nov 24, 2021 (AP News photo)
Warriors Contain Sixers In Second Half To Win 116-96
By Barbara Mason
The Golden State Warriors owned the second half of this game after trailing by 19 points in the first half. A brilliant offensive display won this game for the Warriors 116-96.
Wednesday night the Warriors (16-2) took on the Philadelphia 76ers (10-9) at Chase Center. The Warriors are coming off a 119-104 win over the Raptors last Sunday followed by two days off. The Sixers won their game against the Sacramento Kings Monday night 102-94.
The Sixers got a really fast start leading after one quarter 34-23. Philadelphia came to play in this game and you could see that from the get go. They were on a mission. Seth Curry had ten points and Danny Green had a lot to do with the quick start with 8 points off the bench.
The Warriors began to pick it up in the second quarter after trailing by as much as fourteen points in the opening quarter. When the Warriors amped up their level of play, the Sixers followed suit and continued to outplay the Warriors extending their lead to 19 points.
The Sixers had held Jordan Poole to two points and mid-way through the quarter Andrew Wiggins was scoreless having missed four free throws in the first quarter. Nineteen points was the largest deficit for the Warriors all season. The score at the half was 61-52. Shot of the game went to Jordan Poole who scored from way downtown with 1.4 seconds on the clock. He shot the ball from half court.
The Warriors went into the third quarter on shaky ground with a Draymond Green that already had four fouls. The sleepwalking Warriors came out with a vengeance in the second half trimming the Sixers lead to 63-60. The Golden State flow was back, they were forcing turnovers and we all know that the Warriors are a second half team.
The Warriors had given up 23 points off turnovers mid-way through the third quarter. Far too many turnovers were responsible for quelling the rhythm that Golden State had going. Giveaways were really hurting the Warriors. After three quarters Golden State held a slim lead 86-84. To end the third quarter the Sixers Shake Milton made a miraculous 39-feet three point shot with eight seconds left on the clock.
The fourth quarter was a total domination by Golden State for the 116-96
The Warriors owned the second half of this game. Green was amazing walking a tight rope the entire second half with four fouls but he did not back down one bit. He was aggressive and a major part of this win Stephen Curry finished with 25 points just edging out brother Seth who had 24 for the Sixers. Juan Toscano-Anderson had a great second half with 13 points. “When we’re going down, we’re getting down,” said Toscano in reference to their less than stellar first half.
Once again you can never count the Golden State Warriors out. They have been in every game this season and show no signs of letting up.
On Friday night the Warriors will be meeting up with the Portland Trail Blazers at home. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM. Golden State is heavily favored in this game.