Postgame: Sixers 80 Warriors 123

by Max Rappaport Writer




February 10, 2014 | ORACLE Arena, Oakland, California

by Max Rappaport,
Posted: February 10, 2014

OAKLAND –– When it rains, it pours. 

Coming off their worst loss of the season Sunday, a 123-78 road defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers, the Sixers had to travel to Oakland to take on the Golden State Warriors the very next night. 

Golden State jumped out to an early lead and continued to build upon it through the first three quarters, taking a 98-52 advantage into the final frame. Despite being outscored 28-25 in the fourth, the Warriors coasted the rest of the way, notching a 123-80 victory at ORACLE Arena. 

"You sit there, and it's hard for everybody," said Sixers head coach Brett Brown after the game. "The reality of it is they have put in so much time, and despite all the turmoil, it's a group that has stayed together. 

Michael Carter-Williams led the Sixers with 24 points on 8-of-18 shooting, while Marreese Speights finished with a career-high 32 points on 12-of-15 shooting to lead Golden State.

Philadelphia closes out the pre-All-Star Break portion of its schedule Wednesday against the Jazz in Salt Lake City, Utah.