The Golden State Warriors took on the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center last night. After winning each of their first three games, the 76ers came out hyped once again and tried to cause yet another upset.
The Warriors were content on making sure that they didn't underestimate the Sixers. Golden State took an early lead and then never looked back. Led by Andre Iguodala's 27 points in the first half, the Warriors took a 24 point lead at the break.
The game ended as a 110-90 blowout and after the second quarter, Iguodala let go of the reigns and Stephen Curry took hold. Notching the Warriors' first seven points of the second half, he looked as though he wanted to keep the Sixers down.
After a quiet first half, Curry came out all guns blazing. Coach Mark Jackson allowed him more minutes so he could achieve his second career triple-double. Curry ended the game with 18 points, 12 assists, five steals and 10 rebounds.
In this particular game, Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams wasn't able to get his team over the line. Shooting 13 of 17 from the field didn't really help his teammates much.
After winning three good games, the Sixers were given a reality check and it probably was good for them. They might have been getting in way over their heads thinking they were too good for the rest of the league.
On the other hand, it might have been what the Sixers wanted all along - start well so when they begin their actual tanking, they don't get overly criticised.
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