The Golden State Warriors will get their initial demeanour during a up-and-coming Philadelphia 76ers when a clubs accommodate Saturday night in Oakland, Calif.
The 76ers will be entrance off a 109-108 detriment Thursday during Sacramento — their usually improved given Oct. 25 — when they tackle a Warriors group roving a five-game winning strain and approaching to get Kevin Durant behind from a one-game absence.
After opening their five-game outing with a 104-97 win during Utah on Tuesday night, Philadelphia got zero improved than a jumper by large male Joel Embiid in a final seconds during Sacramento when a hoop substantially would have resulted in a sixth true win.
“We didn’t govern anything down a stretch,” insisted 76ers manager Brett Brown, who scripted a intensity game-winning shot for Ben Simmons during a timeout with 14.1 seconds left. “We didn’t merit to win.”
The Warriors have never seen Simmons, 2016’s No. 1 altogether breeze collect who missed a whole deteriorate following feet surgery.
The singly gifted 6-foot-10 ensure scored in double total in all 11 76ers games this season, 7 times recording double-doubles and twice posting triple-doubles.
He had a run of 7 true games with 8 or some-more assists until being singular to 6 every in a initial dual games of a trip.
Embiid had 22 points and 15 rebounds opposite a Kings.
He sat out a opener of a outing during Utah as a rest after carrying played during slightest 24 mins in 6 true games. Embiid missed both games opposite Golden State final deteriorate since of a meniscus rip in his left knee.
Philadelphia mislaid 8 true to a Warriors, nonetheless it scarcely repelled a champs on their final outing to Oakland in March. Dario Saric had 25 points in a 106-104 detriment — a diversion in that a 76ers led by 12 points entering a fourth quarter.
Golden State demonstrated a abyss with Durant out of movement with a teenager thigh damage in Wednesday’s 125-101 home blowout of one of a West’s bright, immature clubs, a Minnesota Timberwolves.
Andre Iguodala came off a dais to record a season-best 11 points in his initial start of a season, while offseason acquisitions Omri Casspi and Nick Young, responding to some-more mins than usual, total for 25 points off a dais in a win.
Casspi was so considerable — he also had 3 blocks and dual steals in 20 mins — Warriors fans began chanting “MVP” when he went to a giveaway chuck line.
“I went to K.D. after a diversion and was like, ‘K.D., you’re holding me back, bro,’” Casspi pronounced with a laugh. “It was only funny, man. we missed a giveaway chuck since of that, too. we couldn’t focus.”
Someone a Warriors won’t see Saturday night is James Michael McAdoo, who played on Golden State’s championship teams in 2014-15 and final season.
McAdoo left Golden State as a giveaway representative in a offseason, signing a two-way agreement with a 76ers.
He now is on assignment with a 76ers’ G-League affiliate, a Delaware 87ers.