Stephen Curry’s Warriors get past Seth Curry’s 76ers, 116-96

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 25 points to younger brother Seth’s 24 for the 76ers, and the Golden State Warriors used a big second-half comeback to beat Philadelphia 116-96 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.

Juan Toscano-Anderson came up big off the bench in the second half, scoring all of his 13 points after the break to go with six rebounds and six assists.

Jordan Poole added 17 points and six assists for the Warriors. He beat the buzzer from halfcourt at halftime to get Golden State within 61-52. Stephen Curry was all smiles seeing one of his signature shots go down for the young guard.

The reigning scoring champion shot 9 for 16 with six 3-pointers and added 10 assists for the NBA-best Warriors (16-2). He and brother-in-law Damion Lee made consecutive 3-pointers over the final 39.4 seconds of the third to put their team ahead 86-84 going into the final 12 minutes.

Seth Curry, who had been questionable with lower back stiffness, started 4 of 6 and outscored big brother 17-14 in the first half. He wound up 8 of 16 from the floor, missing all five of his 3-point tries.

Danny Green made his first four shots and scored 10 points in 17 minutes. He returned for the Sixers after missing the previous four games and seven of the last 11 with tightness in his left hamstring.

“It’s just nice to have guys back,” coach Doc Rivers said.

The Sixers lost for the seventh time in nine games after winning at Sacramento on Monday.

Toscano-Anderson converted a go-ahead three-point play with 9:32 remaining and Golden State immediately forced a turnover before Otto Porter Jr.’s 3-pointer moments later.

Porter finished with four 3s and 12 points.

Both teams dealt with foul trouble.

Draymond Green was hit with his fourth foul 3:10 before halftime but still contributed 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

Sixers center Andre Drummond picked up his third foul at the 7:29 mark of the second quarter, finishing with one point — shooting 0 for 5 — and 12 rebounds. Georges Niang fouled out with 4:33 left in the game.


76ers: The Sixers shot 13 of 21 for 61.9% in taking a 34-23 lead after the opening quarter. … Philadelphia is 4-3 on the road vs. the Western Conference. … After the 76ers matched their season low with seven turnovers that led to just six points in Monday’s win at Sacramento, they committed 21 leading to 38 Warriors points.

Warriors: Golden State made seven steals and dished out 32 assists. … The Warriors shot 8 for 19 in the first to fall behind. … G Andre Iguodala missed his fourth straight game and third in a row with soreness in his right knee. He is unlikely to play Friday, coach Steve Kerr said, given Iguodala hasn’t had any recent court time. … Golden State has scored 100 or more points in every game — the only NBA team to do so.


Rivers knows the Warriors well enough from his Clippers coaching days to realize how dangerous they are on defense when most everybody thinks first of Curry and their 3-point shooting.

“They make you fall in love with their 3 and they kill you with the 2,” Rivers said. “Then on the other end when they were a dominant team they were always one or two in defense. The attraction of the 3-point shot and some of the shots that Steph makes mesmerizes you. But they’re killing you with the 2s, and I think teams that understand that would have a better grasp of how to play them.”


76ers: Host Timberwolves on Saturday.

Warriors: Host Trail Blazers on Friday night having won 10 of the last 12 against Portland at home.


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