NBA: Philadelphia 76ers 108-98 Golden State Warriors

The Philadelphia 76ers rediscovered their defensive steel late in the game to record a road victory against the Golden State Warriors. It was almost a tale of two halves for Doc Rivers’ men who blew a 24-point lead before putting the clamps back on in the fourth quarter for a 108-98 win.

Both Joel Embiid and Stephen Curry were out for this game, but it was the Philadelphia 76ers who looked set to run away with the game early as they led 35-11 in the first quarter. The Golden State Warriors’ second unit then prompted a comeback and the starters finished it in the third quarter to reclaim the lead.

Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris and Tony Bradley came to the fore for the Sixers late in the matchup as the Warriors struggled for momentum. Steve Kerr’s unit committed a whopping seven turnovers in the fourth quarter and gifted the game back to the visitors.

Several individual performances had a final bearing on the result, and on that note, let’s look at the hits and flops from the Philadelphia 76ers’ win over the Golden State Warriors.

Kelly Oubre Jr. was the only Golden State Warriors starter who finished with a positive plus-minus rating against the Philadelphia 76ers. Oubre was also slow to start the game but he got it together in the second quarter as he defended well and made a couple of field goals.

It was in the third quarter that Oubre completely took off and spearheaded the Golden State Warriors’ fightback. He scored 13 points during this period on 80% shooting and crashed the glass as well.

The Philadelphia 76ers eventually decided to give him more attention in the final 12 minutes and Oubre fizzled out as a result. He finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

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