KXSF Sports: Warriors vs Sixers
Written by Sam Pasco on March 7, 2020
LIVE Game Notes
Starting Lineup: 76ers- Harris, Scott, Horford, Thybullle, Milton…Dubs- Wiggins, Toscano-Anderson, Chriss, Mulder, Lee
–> The Sixers are 1-1 with this lineup
- Chriss vs Horford for the tip, Sixers win it
- Sixers already up 7-0 not even two minutes in
- Damion Lee with the first points for the Warriors via a floater from the paint
- Dubs are fighting, down only two at the 6:09 break
- Former Dub Glenn Robinson III checks in and receives a shoutout from the PA announcer
- Damion Lee knocks down a three, Dubs within one
- Mulder gives the Dubs the lead at 17-16 with 3:20 left
- THE DRAGAN CHECKS IN
- DRAGAN BENDER FOR THREE, Philly 22 – Dubs 20
- First Quarter: Sixers 26, Warriors 21
- GSW FT%: 60% (3/5)
- Al Horford: 7 points
- Dragan Bender opens it up with a dunk (Paschall assists)
- So weird to hear Alec Burks’ name called and the points NOT go for the Dubs; Burks spent 48 games with the Dubs
- Burks just went from 0 points to 8 points in less than a minute 😅
- Kevin Hart is in attendance at tonight’s game! Yes, the comedian Kevin Hart and I’m not sure why he’s here either.
- Mike Scott for 3 – Sixers 41, Warriors 34
- Poole for three! Dubs shooting 3 for 10 from beyond the arc.
- Matisse Thybulle with his first points of the night; it’s pronounced (THIGH-bull)
- 5:15 left in the half, Sixers lead 45-41
- Mulder knocks down a three, he’s up to five points.
- GRIII only with 5 points so far, but just hit his first three at Chase Center as a visitor.
- Dubs FG%: 52.8% (20/38)
- Paschall at double digits with 11 points
- Second Quarter Score: Sixers 57, Warriors 55
- Paschall 11 points; Horford 13 points
- Philly has a 65.1% chance to win, via ESPN
- Only 2 lead changes, once tied
- 9-minute mark: Sixers 64, Warriors 57
- Horford has 15 points and 7 rebounds
- Tobias Harris with double-digit points (10)
- GRIII drive for the layup, now with nine points and 3 rebounds
- Coming into tonight, the Warriors ranked 2nd-to-last in Points in the Paint per game at 43.556; they have 38 with 5 minutes left in the 3rd tonight
- Score Update: Sixers 74, Warriors 73
- Damion Lee FOR THREE!!! He now has 17 points
- The Jack Black Lucky Row is 110, Row 21 – They won a Jack Black Prize pack, featuring the number one men’s skincare brand.
- And now they are dropping Walmart gift cards from the ceiling! You just have to love the Walmart Parachute Drop, free Walmart credits dropping right to your seat!
- Good ball movement by the Sixers to get a wide-open three, they’re up seven now with two minutes left
- Paschall ranks 4th in points per game (13.8) by all rookies; he has 13 tonight.
- GRIII fouls Paschall, but Robinson III is looking strong in his Warriors revenge game with 15 points and 5 rebounds.
- Horford beats Bender one on one to the rim, *shrug* can’t win them all #DraganNation *shrug*
- Horford suddenly with twenty after his second three of the night, I feel slightly less bad about him beating Dragan one on one now😁
- Third Quarter Score: Sixers 90, Warriors 82
- Dragan and Wiggins back in. It’s go time.
- Wiggins points update: 7 points on 2 of 7 shooting (3/5 from the free-throw line)
- The Sixers hold the 2019-20 season single-game record for most assists in a game with 43 against the Cavs on 12/7. They have 24 tonight.
- DRAGAN BENDER WITH THE BUCKET, NOW HE HAS 10 POINTS!!!
- bender just fouled alec burks 😔
- Jordan Poole with the sauce and two points, now with 11 points
- Fun Fact: Matisse Thybulle and Marquese Chriss played one season together at the University of Washington during the 2015-16 season
- Dubs down six with 8:48 left
- The Kia Dance cam is the Awkward Dad
- Horford (20) looks like he’ll lead the Sixers in scoring tonight. If he does, it will be just the third time he’s lead all 76ers in points. For perspective: Korkmaz has lead Sixers scoring 4 times this year.
- Winning Ticket for tonight’s 50-50 raffle: W-108078
- PASCHALL NOW WITH 21 IT’S A THREE-POINT GAME
- MULDER FOR THREE (12 total points)
- Wiggins with his first points since the first half, TWO POINT GAME
- CHASE IS GOING CRAZY THEY JUST TIED IT UP AT 106!!!!
- down 108-107, MULDER BANGS IN A THREE, DUBS up 110-108
- Tobias Harris responds with a three of his own, makes the free throw attempt
- Harris with another three smh
- 1 minute, 2 seconds left: Sixers 114, Warriors 113
- Paschall draws foul, makes free throws, Dubs up 1
- Chriss with a MONSTER BLOCK and CHASE IS HYPED!!!!
- Warriors need one last stop to secure the victory…Furkan Korkmaz steps out of bounds: turnover!!!
FINAL: Warriors 118, Sixers 114
The Warriors (14-49) take on the Philadelphia 76ers (38-25) tonight at Chase Center. The Warriors have won six of the last seven matchups against Philly, but those Warriors teams look very different from the one taking the court tonight. Fans were able to see a glimpse of the dynasty that rocked the NBA on Thursday when Stephen Curry returned against the Raptors. In that game, the Dubs showed tremendous grit despite the loss. Curry and Damion Lee posted 23 points apiece, while Wiggins contributed 21.
The current iteration of the Dubs roster has relied heavily on rookies. Rookie Eric Paschall has led the group recently, as he’s scored double figures in nine-straight and is averaging 16.9 points over that span. The Warriors will look to end the 3rd longest franchise home losing streak tonight against Al Horford and the Sixers.
#PhilaUnite at a glance:
Sixers Home Record: 28-2
Sixers Road Record: 10-23
Last 10 games: 6-4
Notes: The 76ers defeated the Sacramento Kings 125-108 at Golden One Center on Thursday night– their first win at Sacramento since December 30th, 2015. Ben Simmons, Joel Emiid and Josh Richardson are inactive due to injury. Al Horford needs 11 rebounds to reach 7,000 career rebounds, and 1 block for 1,000 career blocks.
BIG STAT — 8 assists for Eric Paschall in the Raptors game, a career-high.
DOUBLE-DOUBLE — Marquese Chriss recorded his 7th double-double of the season in Saturday’s loss to Toronto. He scored 17 points while grabbing 12 rebounds.
COACH’S CORNER — “I was with Steph yesterday at practice and later that afternoon in Oakland and he was fine. He woke up this morning feeling sick. I know his young son (Canon) was sick for a couple of days, so he probably got it from his son. Our doctors checked him out and it is the basic flu.” – Steve Kerr on the status of Stephen Curry.
INJURY NOTES — Ky Bowman (right ankle sprain) and Kevon Looney (left hip soreness) are both OUT.