The Golden State Warriors scrapped it out with the Philadelphia 76ers for four quarters but couldn’t keep up in overtime, taking a heartbreaking 125-117 loss at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia tonight.
Monta Ellis’ big 18 point forth quarter was all for nought as he went scoreless in overtime, finishing the game with 27 points on 11-27 shooting. Steph Curry had 22 and seven assists, Dorell Wright had 16 and four steals, while David Lee had a 14 point, 14 board double-double. Louis Amundson added 10 from off the bench.
The Sixers Jru Holiday had 16 points 8 boards and 7 assists but it was Andre Iguodala who messed around and had a triple double for the second straight game with 15 points, 11 boards, and 10 assists. Philly’s bench out scored the Warriors bench 67-34 with Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young each dropping 20 apiece, while Lou Williams added 19.
The Warriors were owned in about every statistical category; -15 in fast break points (32-17), -12 in points in the paint (72-60), and -14 in rebounds (39-53). They finished the game shooting 49% from the field (48-98) but were only 21% from three point range (4-19).
With the loss it moves the Warriors to 27-35, eight games under .500 and 6.5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for 8th spot in the Western Conference. The next stop on the Warriors road trip is Tuesday against the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.
Full box score can be found here.