Road Trip Finale: 76ers face off against league-best Warriors
It seriously feels as if the 76ers have been on the road for months, right? Well…that concludes tonight as they face the 15-2 Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center at 10 pm ET. The Warriors are first in the Western Conference and hold the best record in the NBA.
I am SO HAPPY the shorthanded 76ers beat the Kings the other night, it just goes to show the resiliency this team has. They didn’t have Tobias, Joel, Seth, or Danny Green and still won 102-94. But the real test is, can they pull off a win against arguably the hottest team in the league?
In the Warriors last game against Toronto, they set two season highs, knocking down 22 3-pointers and shooting 48.9% beyond the arc. Jordan Poole is in his third year in the league and boy is he making a NAME for himself. The shooting guard out of Michigan had a career high 33 points vs the Raptors, making that his second straight 30-plus point game.
It’s no doubt the player the 76ers need to stop is Stephen Curry. He is playing at an MVP level, averaging over 28 points a game and shooting just over 41% from three. The last time Curry played against the Sixers, he finished with 49 points, 30 of them coming from 3-pointers.
If Seth Curry plays tonight, obviously he will be going up against his big brother. Seth has been a huge addition for the Sixers offense. He’s shooting 43% beyond the arc which is just what this team needs, someone who can consistently knock down threes. Seth is on track to become the 10th player in league history to hit the 50-40-90 club. If you are unfamiliar with that term, it is when a player is shooting 50% from the field, 40% from three, and 90% from the free throw line.
76ers-Warriors odds via Parx Sportsbook:
|76ers||+10.5 (-110)||+410||O 216 (-112)|
|Warriors||-10.5 (-110)||-590||U 216 (-109)|
The 76ers are going to need another huge game from Tyrese Maxey, who dropped 24 points against the team’s big win over the Kings. This team is going to have to have a huge performance on both ends of the floor, as the Warriors have multiple offensive weapons in Andrew Wiggins, Steph Curry, and Jordan Poole.
Tobias, Seth, and Danny are all questionable for tonight’s matchup. With just 2 wins in their last 8 games, the Sixers coming out with a win against the Warriors would be huge for them before returning back to the Wells Fargo this Saturday.
Let’s go Sixers.
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