The Warriors started out their five-game road trip with a strange one in Philly. A team known for taking a lot of 3-pointers and not many free throws could barely make a shot from beyond the arc and got to the line plenty.
The Warriors (50-8) beat the 76ers 119-108, despite going 6-for-29 from 3-point range (21 percent). They made up for it by getting to the foul line 39 times and making 33 of them (85 percent).
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Stephen Curry had one the worst shooting nights of his career, finishing 7-for-23 from the floor, including 0-for-11 from 3-point range. That’s the most number of 3s Curry’s ever taken in a game without a make.
Earlier this year Curry went 0-for-10 from beyond the arc in a loss to the Heat in Miami and 0-for-8 from 3-point range in a loss to the Lakers. Zaza Pachulia, who finished with 16 points in 14 minutes, did a terrific job of finishing around the rim, going 5-for-5 from the floor and 6-for-7 from the foul line.
Kevin Durant had 27 points for the Warriors, Klay Thompson had 21 and Draymond Green had 14 points, 11 assists and five steals. It was the seventh straight time the Warriors beat Philadelphia.
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Philly center Jahlil Okafor did something that you don’t see everyday — he had seven turnovers in just 17 minutes. The Warriors play the Wizards in Washington on Monday, their first of three back-to-backs in the next 13 days.
The Warriors have now won 50 games in four consecutive years.