The Sixers’ improbable 3-0 run to open the season came to a crash landing on Monday night with a 110-90 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
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Though the teams have similar styles on offense, the Warriors had too much talent. Stephen Curry posted the second triple-double of the NBA season, going for 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. He also had five steals and helped the Warriors force the Sixers into 24 turnovers.
Meanwhile, ex-Sixer Andre Iguodala scored a game-high 32 points on seven three-pointers in his second game at the Wells Fargo Center since being traded two years ago.
Here’s a look at a few other interesting developments from Monday’s game:
MCW vs. Curry
Fresh off being named Eastern Conference Player of the Week (see story), Michael Carter-Willams faced his toughest matchup on Monday night against Curry. That mostly has to do with Curry’s defensive ability and quickness as opposed to his long-distance shooting.
And since the Sixers allowed Iguodala to shoot the three-pointer, Curry piled up the assists, dishing out 12 including nine in the first half. When Curry finally got his shot together, the points came in bunches. In the third quarter, Curry scored eight points in the first 75 seconds.
After getting the triple-double, Curry did not play a tick in the fourth quarter.
Carter-Williams had a rough-looking line: 4 for 17, including 1 for 7 from three-point range with four assists and six turnovers.
Welcome to the league, rookie.
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