Curry scores 35, Warriors rally to beat 76ers 124-116

Ruben Hill
November 19, 2017

At least I did.

Stephen Curry scored 35 points, Kevin Durant had 27 and the defending National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors overcame a 22-point halftime deficit in a 124-116 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

With the victory, the Warriors improve to 12-4 on the season. The good news: No team is as stingy defensively as Boston, which has held opponents under 100 points in 12 of its past 14 games.

Durant's dunk off Green's alley-oop pass got the Warriors within 70-51 late in the second. Philadelphia's starting five played 33+ minutes each and didn't get much time to rest with a depleted bench that is now without Justin Anderson. Joel took a fall in the second half, but seemed okay, so it'll be interesting to see if he sits during their next game against Utah.

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Following a 9-point performance in Golden State's 88-92 loss to Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics last Thursday at TD Garden, Stephen Curry bounced back in a big way against the Sixers with 35 points, five rebounds, five assists and a block in 35 minutes. The 23-year-old center went 14-of-20 from the floor and added 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocked shots, becoming the first player to reach those totals in the same game since blocks began being kept as a statistic in 1973. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line.

The Sixers pounded the Warriors, 47-28, in the first, jumping to a commanding 19-point lead early on.

They jumped ahead 15-4 following a 3-pointer by Embiid. Embiid had eight as well while Ben Simmons and Dario Saric finished the first with seven a piece.

The last time the Warriors outscored an opponent by 32 in a single quarter was December 15, 1972 at the Buffalo Braves (42-10 in the third). Joel Embiid sat for a large part of the quarter to start, allowing Simmons to play off ball for a while, and my goodness Ben had some phenomenal plays that displayed his insane athleticism, including this one. Klay Thompson and 17 points, four rebounds and one assist on 7-of-17 shooting, while Zaza Pachulia finished with 10 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes.

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