The Philadelphia 76ers have won 4 straight games as they increased their lead in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers look to keep their winning streak going Monday when they face the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors are fighting for their playoff lives in the Western Conference so every game is critical for them. The Sixers beat the Warriors back on March 23 at Golden State by the score of 108-98. Can the Warriors score the upset Monday.
Curry scores 47 in lossThe Golden State Warriors took on the Boston Celtics Saturday night, losing 119-114. The Warriors tied it up late at 113, but then the Celtics pulled away over the final minute. Steph Curry had a huge night with 47 points, draining 11 of 19 from three point range.
Andrew Wiggins added 22 points while Kent Bazemore chipped in with 16 points. The Warriors shot 51% from the floor but had 17 turnovers to just 9 for Boston. The loss drops the Warriors to 28-29. They are 9th in the Western Conference, two games behind Memphis.
Sixers defeat ClippersThe Sixers have been surging since Joel Embiid returned from injury. The possible league MVP has been dominating and has led the Sixers to 4 straight wins and wins in five of their last 6 games. And their wins have been impressive as they won at Dallas and then beat Brooklyn and the LA Clippers. The wins have improved the Sixers record to 39-17. They hold a 1 game lead over the Nets in the Eastern Conference.
The Sixers are coming off a 106-103 win over the Clippers on Friday night. Embiid led the Sixers with 36 points and 14 rebounds while Furkan Korkmaz added 18 points. Ben Simmons added 12 points with 9 rebounds and 6 assists while Danny Green scored 12 points. The Sixers played without their second leading scorer, Tobias Harris, who has a knee injury. Harris is questionable for Monday's game against the Warriors, as is Dwight Howard, and Seth Curry.
Stats & Trends
- Warriors are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Sixers are 16-11 at home ATS.
This is a brutal stretch of games for the Golden State Warriors. They played Saturday night in Boston against a surging Celtics team and suffered a tough loss. Now they have to face the best team in the conference on the road. With James Wiseman out for the season and Eric Paschall out until late April, the Warriors have a pretty weak front line. That does not bode well for their chances of beating the team with the most dominant big man in the league in Embiid. Embiid has scored more than 35 points over his last 6 games and he will certainly make it 7 in a row with 35 or more points. It doesn't help that the Warriors Kelly Oubre is banged up and questionable. So, take the rested and ready Sixers Monday to win and cover.