Tonight, the Warriors were able to get the best of the undefeated 76ers, destroying them 110-90. The key stat of the night was Andre Iguodala’s career night–32 points with seven made 3-pointers. Stephen Curry had his second career triple-double, his first since his rookie year. He scored 18 points, had 12 assists and 10 rebounds. This was to go with five steals and a block.
Klay Thompson stifled Michael Carter-Williams into a 4-for-17 night. The rookie still notched 18 points.
In the first quarter, the Sixers started off hot with 4-of-6 made shots. After that, however, they fell cold and finished with 4-of-15 made shots. The Warriors, on the other hand, forced a countless amount of turnovers and played great defense to go on a 16-0 run. To the delight of the bench, they led the ballgame 16-12 with five minutes left in the quarter.
Heading into the second quarter, the Warriors led 36-22 because of an offensive onslaught. Andre Iguodala hit three 3-point shots, channeling his inner Curry.
The Warriors played generally sloppy in the second quarter, but were still able to hold their lead. The Sixers, who came back against the Bulls, cut the Warriors’ lead to 43-37 midway through the quarter. Iguodala’s amazing passing and shooting led me to believe he was Curry, while Curry struggled to shoot the ball. The 76ers seemed to be in the game till the Warriors closed on a 14-1 run with a minutes left in the second.
At halftime, the Warriors found themselves up with a comfortable lead at 66-42.
The third quarter WAS the quarter that the Warriors always blew their lead. Instead, Curry scored 11 points, and Iguodala hit a couple more 3s to extend the Warriors’ lead to 39 at one point. At this point, Warriors’ commentator Jim Barnett said, “It’s almost too easy for the Warriors right now.”
The fourth quarter, imaginably, was a lot of the same. The Warriors’ reserves were outscored by 13, but it didn’t matter. The Sixers ran out of time and the Warriors ran them over.
Philadelphia turned the ball over 24 times and the Warriors had 18 steals, doubling the Sixers’ nine.
The Warriors now move to 3-1 on the season and they need this confidence booster facing the Minnesota Timberwolves, who nearly pulled off a miraculous comeback to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.