The Sixers came to the Bay Area ready to go on Thanksgiving Eve on the East Coast as they routed the Warriors for a good amount of time through the opening quarter.
In the first six minutes of the game, the Sixers had great spacing. At one point they had a 7-0 run with great contribution offensively by the young bucket, Tyrese Maxey and Seth Curry. The Sixers took a six point lead with under six minutes in the game, 17-11 as Georges Niang hit a big three. Seth Curry kept grinding all around offensively as he posted up ten points. They kept adding to their stellar lead as Isaiah Joe splashed a three pointer to make the score 32-18 Sixers with forty seconds left in the quarter.
The Warriors kept having trouble getting it to go early in the second quarter with the momentum shifted to Philadelphia as the bright lights stuck with the Sixers for the majority of the opening minutes of the second quarter as Danny Green drained a fifteen foot step back three point jump shot to make the score 46-30 with 7:47 left until halftime. Warriors Jordan Poole was a huge help to the Warriors offense late in the quarter. The Sixers ended the half with a 61-52 lead.
In the third quarter, it wasn’t the Sixers best like the first half because the Warriors got the juice after coming back from half as Andrew Wiggins and Steph Curry were spectacular in transition. With 9:46 left in the third, Wiggins cut the Sixers lead to three, 63-60 with a 3-foot dunk. The rest of the quarter was a dog fight as both sides kept fighting and made it interesting.
It was easy to say that the Sixers really looked sluggish towards the end of the game as the Warriors shinned through transition and had trouble defending. The Sixers were down 100-91 with four minutes left in the game. The Warriors outscored Philly by eighteen points. Sixers got out of hand with four minutes left as Georges Niang fouled out. Sixers continued to get out of hand as they looked really tired and the Warriors just completely routed them out of the Bay Area with a 116-96 victory.
With all the negative things that happened in the fourth quarter, you, Philly fans, gotta have a positive mindset with how well Tyrese Maxey did in the first half. He was on a roll and was huge for the Sixers without Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris.
NEXT UP: The Sixers finally come home after a six game road trip to play the 9-9 Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, November 27 at 6:00pm. You can see the game on NBC Sports Philadelphia.