The Warriors and 76ers are each coming off two of the more memorable games this season. Sixers' center Joel Embiid put on a performance for the ages (46 points, 15 rebounds) on national television against the Lakers, while the Warriors were on the losing end of a highly entertaining game versus the Celtics.

Warriors vs. 76ers game recap

The first quarter must have been an out-of-body experience for Philly fans. If someone just caught a glance at the score, he or she may have thought that scoring operator had screwed up the teams. The 76ers didn’t just lead after the opening frame, they were up 19 points after dropping 47 on the defending NBA champions.

Philly forward Robert Covington went 5-5 from deep, scoring 15 points in the quarter.

For those anticipating that Golden State would right-the-ship in the second period, it didn’t happen. The 76ers outscored the Warriors 27-24 to take a 22-point halftime lead. Philly's young superstars, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, combined for 35 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists in the first half.

It wasn’t until the third quarter that the Cinderella story for the Sixers struck midnight. Whatever good feelings and momentum that Philadelphia had were thwarted by Steph Curry and Kevin Durant. The two former MVPs decided they weren’t going down like that to this upstart team. Curry exploded for 20 points in the third and Durant added 10 more as the Warriors annihilated the 76ers 47-15 in the quarter to claim a 10-point lead.

Check out the array of shots Curry hits as the Philly lead disappears:

The roundhouse punch that the Warriors landed kept the 76ers staggering in the final period. Golden State extended their lead by as much as 18 points before settling for an eight-point victory. The Warriors move to 10-4 on the season, while Philadelphia drops to 8-7.

Golden State continues with their road trip on Sunday (Nov. 19) to take on Brooklyn. The Sixers get a day to lick their wounds before playing on the Jazz at home on Monday (Nov. 20)

Warriors and 76ers game stat leaders


Steph Curry - 35 points/five rebounds/five assists

Kevin Durant - 27 points/five rebounds/three assists

Klay Thompson - 17 points/four rebounds/one assist

David West - 14 points/seven rebounds/one assist

Draymond Green - eight points/seven rebounds/eight assists


Joel Embiid - 21 points/eight rebounds/six assists

Ben Simmons - 23 points/eight rebounds/12 assists

Robert Covington - 20 points/six rebounds/one assist

JJ Redick - 20 points/one rebounds/two assists

Dario Saric - 13 points/10 rebounds/four assists