SAN FRANCISCO — Eric Paschall scored 23 factors, together with a pair of free throws with 51.7 seconds remaining, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 118-114 on Saturday night time to snap a 10-game dwelling dropping streak.
Playing as soon as once more with out Stephen Curry, the Warriors trailed most of the recreation and had been down by eight getting into the fourth quarter.
Curry, who returned from a 58-game absence to play Thursday night time, was recognized with the flu and was held out. The Warriors termed it a seasonal flu and stated that Curry has begun remedy. The crew additionally stated that Curry is just not at particular threat for COVID-19 or coronavirus.
“I know his young son was sick for a couple days so probably got it from his son,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr stated. “Our doctors checked him out and it is the basic flu.”
Philadelphia was lacking stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, whereas Golden State additionally was with out Draymond Green.
Damion Lee’s three-level play put Golden State forward 113-111. Tobias Harris answered with a go-forward 3-pointer, however was known as for a 3-second violation on Philadelphia’s subsequent possession following Lee’s missed 3-pointer.
After Paschall made his two free throws, the Sixers missed three consecutive pictures, together with a 32-foot jumper by Shake Milton. Mychal Mulder then made two free throws and Philadelphia bought the ball again, however Furkan Korkmaz stepped out-of-bounds.
“It took until the fourth quarter to really get much traction defensively,” Kerr stated. “Philadelphia did a good job beating us inside for the first three quarters . but our guys hung in there and kept the game close. And then fourth quarter really turned up the defense and we got a lot of great individual performances, too.”
Lee completed with 24 factors and 6 rebounds to assist the Warriors keep away from being swept by the Sixers in the season collection. Marquese Chriss added 13 factors, 10 rebounds and eight assists.
Golden State gained at Chase Center for the first time since Jan. 18.
“We were just making the right play for each other,” Chriss stated. “We were playing unselfish, we were cutting without the ball.”
Harris scored 24 factors and Al Horford had 22 factors and 10 rebounds for Philadelphia. The Sixers fell a half-recreation behind the Indiana Pacers for fifth place in the East.
“The closeout period, the fourth quarter, defensively we were poor,” Sixers coach Brett Brown stated. “When you look at bottom-line stuff, giving up almost 60 points in the paint, it’s tough to win (in) any situation if you’re giving up that many points in the paint and at the rim.”
76ers: Embiid has missed 5 consecutive video games due to a sprained left shoulder. He can be re-evaluated early subsequent week. Josh Richardson (concussion) didn’t play.
Warriors: Golden State averted its first 11-game dropping streak at dwelling since 1997-98. . Kevon Looney (hip soreness) was additionally held out. Looney has not performed since Feb. 29 and can be re-evaluated in three weeks.
EARNING HIS KEEP
Mulder got here up with some massive performs on the remaining day of his 10-day contract with Golden State. Mulder scored the remaining three factors of the recreation on free throws and in addition made a pivotal 3-pointer with two minutes remaining. “(Mulder) is fantastic, a really good player. Good defensively as well,” Kerr stated. “We’re anxious to get him back some way.”
76ers: Play the Pistons on Wednesday to start a 4-recreation homestand.
Warriors: Host the Clippers on Tuesday night time. Golden State has misplaced each video games towards Los Angeles this season.