By: Kylan Watson
The Philadelphia 76ers were riding high after beating the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. They were looking to extend their winning streak to two as they faced the Golden State Warriors, who were looking to stop them in their tracks. The Sixers would suffer a late game power outage which would allow the Warriors to overpower them 116-96.
It started out well for Philly they were able to hit their shots early and often. The Warriors had no answers for them. They were able to get out to a nine-point lead by half-time and they were threatening to blow the Warriors out. Seth Curry powered the Sixers, he scored 24-points. The Warriors could not stop him, he was getting what he wanted from the three-point line, perimeter, and paint. Golden State could not stop him.
Despite Curry’s offensive explosion, the Warriors weathered the storm and retook the lead late in the third quarter. Philly was too shorthanded to properly deal with the shooting of the Warriors. They were led by Stephen Curry who scored 25-points and six three-pointers. Philly made him work for every point. He only made 9/16 shots attempted. His teammates picked him up though. Andrew Wiggins hit some late three-point baskets to put the game away for the Warriors. He scored 19-points and Golden State needed every bit of those extra points to pull-away from Philly.
The difference in this game was a late game power outage for Philly. They could not buy a bucket late in the game and by the time the shots started falling. It was too late, and Philly could not overcome the scoring of the Warriors. They now will get two days off to rest and prepare for the Minnesota Timberwolves. They will need to have another impressive performance on the defensive end to stifle the young backcourt of the Timberwolves. Additionally, they may get Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris back on Saturday night. They will need both if they want to get their 11th win of the season.
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