Golden State Warriors: 3 takeaways from 124-116 win at Sixers

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Here are three takeaways from the Golden State Warriors win over the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.

This was the “Process” in the Golden State Warriors124-116 win over the Sixers on Saturday:

Absorbed the upstart Sixers’ blistering 47 point explosion in the first quarter and a 22 point deficit at halftime; Decided to compete when  Assistant Coach Jarron Collins told NBC Sports Bay Area sideline reporter Kerith Burke that the Warriors “have to decide if they  want to compete.

Hung 47 points on the Sixers during another blistering third quarter offensive onslaught; Locked in on defense during the second half.

Completed the comeback win.

After the game, Kevin Durant said that the Warriors didn’t want to lose to Philly because, for better terms they wouldn’t hear the end of it especially from the gregarious and boisterous Joel Embiid. While that is a factor, another factor is wanting to snap a one game losing streak and rebound from Thursday’s loss in Boston.

Regardless of the the catalyst for the comeback, The Warriors found some much needed motivation to stay present in the game and chip away at the lead until they won. Honestly, it would n’t be surprising to believe and speculate that the Warriors really savored this effort because  this was the kind of game that crushes the will of an opponent.

Imagine putting 47 points  on the defending World Champions in front of a revitalized home crowd in Philadelphia, your squad having your way in the paint and along the perimeter.

Twitter fingers popping for a half only to have it erased by giving up 47 points of your own in the third quarter and eventually blowing that 22 point lead a the half. Seeing Sixers fans heading for the exits despondent  and their eyes glued to the battered concrete of South Philly had to warm the cockles of the Warriors’ hearts.

Here are three observations from Saturday’s 21 point win against the Sixers.