Programming note: Warriors-76ers coverage starts today at 3:30 p.m. with Warriors Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, and streaming live right here.
Two days after downing the pitiful Knicks in New York, the Warriors continue their tour of NBA bottom feeders when they move down the road Monday to meet the wretched 76ers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Unimpressed with their work Saturday, the Warriors (40-9) will be aiming for a better performance than that which they submitted at Madison Square Garden.
The 76ers (12-40), yet another team tumbling toward the lottery, have gotten a shove from injuries, the most recent being a toe injury to guard Michael Carter-Williams, which came on the heels of knee surgery to leading scorer Tony Wroten.
Though Philadelphia's roster may be the most anonymous in the league, the Sixers have won two of their last three games. Not that the Warriors should take them lightly, especially after winning ugly two days ago.
Warriors by 15.
MATCHUPS TO WATCH
1) Andrew Bogut vs. Nerlens Noel -- Mobility is Noel's strong suit; he leads all rookies in rebounding, steals and blocks. Bogut has not looked particularly nimble lately, so Warriors coach Steve Kerr might consider having both Festus Ezeli and James Michael McAdoo active as a precaution.
2) Stephen Curry vs. Tim Frazier/Michael Carter-Williams -- Frazier has played the last two games, is not much of a shooter but the Penn State product is a decent playmaker, recording 11 assists in his debut last week. He'll play if Carter-Williams can't. If Curry is on his game, he can work either one of them.
3) Draymond Green vs. Robert Covington -- Covington is not to be taken lightly. A threat from beyond the arc, he had seven 20-point games, with a high of 25. He could see both Harrison Barnes and Green on any given possession.
KEYS TO VICTORY
1) A dose of caffeine -- The Warriors snoozed through much of their win over an egregious Knicks squad and nearly paid for it. The lesson? Be alert from the start.
2) Value the ball -- The 76ers will need plenty of help to win. They lead the NBA in turnovers and in forcing turnovers. The Warriors must take care of the ball.
3) Bring the D -- If the league's best defense is even partially in the building, it ought to be able to silence the team with the lowest shooting percentage (41.0) in the NBA.
Warriors 7-3, 76ers 4-6.
Warriors: No injuries listed.
76ers: G Michael Carter-Williams (right big toe strain) is listed as questionable. C Joel Embiid (right foot surgery), G Jason Richardson (left knee injury), G Tony Wroten (right knee injury) are listed as out. F Andrei Kirilenko is not with the team.
The Warriors last year swept the two-game series and are seeking their first back-to-back sweep over Philly since 2006-07 and 2007-08. Prior to last season, the Warriors had lost six of eight to the Sixers.