76ers Fall to Red-Hot Warriors
The 76ers found themselves in the unfamiliar loss column tonight after falling to the Golden State Warriors 107-96 in the absence of Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris.
The Sixers received yet another strong performance from Joel Embiid, who finished just 2 assists shy of a triple-double, scoring 28 points and pulling down 13 rebounds in the process. Rookie point guard Tyreese Maxey had one of his strongest outings of the season, taking over late in the game, and Matisse Thybulle made his presence felt on both ends of the floor in each of the 31 minutes he played.
Despite these solid performances and the absence of star power, tonight's storylines will undoubtedly revolve around Steph Curry, who lit up the 76ers for 49 points on 10-17 3 point shooting. Curry had a quiet start to the game as Philadelphia came out of the gates with a 12-0 run, but late in the fourth quarter, he made sure to come out of Wells Fargo Center with a win, sinking the dagger three with 1:08 to go.
The Sixers have the day off tomorrow before hosting the Western Conference's 2nd ranked Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.