The Golden State Warriors spoiled the Philadelphia 76ers’ rare 3-0 streak last night, (110-90) extending their “phenomenal” win streak to 2 games to. Homecoming King, Homecoming king (SG/SF) Andre Igoudala created a picturesque performance for his previous 76er comrades. The discredited Philly team that defeated the two-time NBA champions (Miami Heat) and one of the top eastern contenders (Chicago Bulls) finally ran out of steam against one of the highest scoring offenses in the NBA league today. The Warriors’ starting line-up maintained the aggressive tempo throughout the entire three quarters, and finished out the 4th with their dynamic back-up reserves.
Igoudala had one of those nights, hitting a grand total of 15 “treys” from beyond-the-arc; along with 3 assists, 3 rebounds, and 3 positive takeaways. He shot six 3’s in just the first half and implanted a nifty behind the back pass to (PF) David Lee that hopefully makes one of ESPN’s top dimes of the week. Once again the premier 1st round pick (NBA Draft 2004) out of the University of Arizona displayed his awe-inspiring perimeter defense against his former 76er teammates. (PG) Stephen Curry added to the destructive demise by achieving a triple-double; 18 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds. (C) Andrew Bogut had a relatively decent game recording 4 pts, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block. Lee was the third man in the starting line-up that contributed big to the Dubs’ win tonight, assembling 10 rebounds, 12 assists, and 5 steals. Last but certainly not least, splash brother #2 (SG) Klay Thompson registered 15 points, 3 rebounds, 2 dimes and two worthy steals. Lee, Curry, and Thompson shot an appalling thirteen 3-pointers, which explains why the Philly defense didn’t have any answers during the final stretch. However, both teams were incredibly lackadaisical with a combine rate of 46 turnovers. At the end of the day, the Warriors capitalized on their made 3’s and pinned the 76ers against the wall offensively for 3 grueling quarters.
The 76ers had somewhat of an interesting run, going (3-0) against a couple of the top dogs in the league. Nevertheless, the Warriors’ silenced the critics and gave the 76ers a simple “snap back to reality”.