Warriors Win in Philadelphia in Clash of Titans

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry at a Warriors vs Magic game in 2017. Photo by Robert John Herbert/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (7946500u)

The Warriors outlasted the Philadelphia 76ers on the road on Saturday night in a matchup between one of the top teams from each NBA conference.

The 120-117 final score reflects what wasn’t a close and back-and-forth matchup all night.

The win cushions Golden State’s Western Conference advantage, moving them to 44-19 and extending their lead in the conference to 1.5 games over Denver.

The 76ers dropped to 4th in the East with their tough home loss, falling behind the Indiana Pacers. They are now 40-23.

The Sixers let a glorious opportunity go by. They controlled the game in the first half, leading Golden State by 12 points at the break. They weren’t able to hold on to their lead, however, as the Warriors finally pulled ahead in the fourth quarter.

Kevin Durant led Golden State’s scoring attack with 34 points. He also collected 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

Steph Curry and DeMarcus Cousins both stepped up with big performances as well, scoring 28 and 25 points, respectively.

Ben Simmons has a fantastic game in his team’s loss, collecting a triple double. He scored 25 points and also racked up 15 boards and 11 assists.