Golden State Warriors: 47-point third quarter leads to win vs. 76ers


The Golden State Warriors were able to steal a 124-116 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

Going down by as many as 24 points, the Golden State Warriors still found a way to leave Wells Fargo Center with the win Saturday evening, taking advantage of a 47-point third quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 124-116.

The Warriors are currently positioned as the second seed in the Western Conference. Golden State will continue their road trip to visit the shorthanded Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, after which they’ll head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to battle against Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Fans can expect the Dubs to make their way back home to Oracle Arena on Friday, Nov. 24 to host the Chicago Bulls.

Following a 9-point performance in Golden State’s 88-92 loss to Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics last Thursday at TD Garden, Stephen Curry bounced back in a big way against the Sixers with 35 points, five rebounds, five assists and a block in 35 minutes.

Curry notably shot 11-of-22 from the field, 4-of-9 from behind the arc and 2-of-2 from the free throw line, scoring 20-points in the third quarter alone. Per Warriors PR, this is Curry’s 20th 20-point quarter — 12 of which have come in the third quarter.

Kevin Durant posted 27 points on 11-of-20 shooting in 33 minutes, adding five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Klay Thompson and 17 points, four rebounds and one assist on 7-of-17 shooting, while Zaza Pachulia finished with 10 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes.

David West tallied 14 points and seven rebounds off the bench, and Draymond Green had another near triple-double with eight points, seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two blocks.

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While the 24-point comeback win was certainly impressive, the Warriors have seemingly gotten into the habit of starting slow early, then later picking it up after halftime. As great as comeback wins are, I’d much rather see the Warriors be the dominant team we all know they can be and just completely obliterate opponents.

That being said, the Golden State Warriors remain my favorite to win the title when it’s all said and done at the end of the season, but considering their obvious struggles this season, I don’t see their road to the Finals being as easy as it was last year.