Sixers and Warriors Set to Square Off in South Philly


Tonight, the Warriors will come to town for a matchup against the 76ers. As winners of 7 of their last 9, including 4 in a row, the 39-17 Sixers will look to keep up their good stretch of games here with a win against the Golden State Warriors, who are sitting at 28-29.


In their last matchup in the Bay Area, the Sixers came out on top by a score of 108-98. Tobias Harris led all scorers with 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help secure the win. In his last game with the team, Tony Bradley scored a career-high 18 points with 11 rebounds, before ultimately getting traded to Oklahoma City at the deadline. But both teams were without their best player, and this matchup will more than likely look a lot different than it did back in March.


Philadelphia will have four players listed as questionable for tonight's game: Seth Curry (hip), Tobias Harris (knee), George Hill (thumb), and Dwight Howard (knee). Yes, George Hill is alive, and there is a possibility that he makes his long-awaited team debut after the Sixers acquired him almost a month ago.


As for Golden State, they announced last Thursday that rookie big man James Wiseman would miss the rest of the season after a meniscus injury. Eric Paschall (hip) and Juan Toscano-Anderson (concussion) will also be held out of this contest. Stephen Curry (ankle) and Kelly Oubre Jr. (wrist) are both listed as questionable.


Curry is on an absolutely torrid stretch here, and if he is cleared to play, the Sixers' defense will certainly have their hands full. In his last 7 games, the two-time MVP is averaging 40.9 points per game on 57.1% from the field and 52.4% from range, and he's doing so in lineups that offer little to no spacing and with no one else that can reliably handle an offense. He has hit 10+ threes in a game three times this week. This might be his most prolific stretch of scoring in his entire career, and his team has needed every last bit of it just to stay afloat in the talented western conference.


The two teams will face off tonight at 7:30 pm EST, and you can catch the game on ESPN.

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