The Warriors put on a show Monday night, earning their first road victory of the season with a 110-90 win over the 76ers. Stephen Curry led the way with a triple-double, the second of his career, notching 18 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds and five steals. Not to be outdone, Andre Iguodala scored a team-high 32 points (27 in the first half), including a career-high seven three-pointers. The win pushes the Warriors record to 3-1, and they will look to keep things rolling when they take on the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Wednesday.
Mark Jackson
Kind of a good game from start to finish. Can you talk about how you guys picked it up in the first quarter and never let go?
"We understood coming in, and we have respect for Philly and the way they started the season, it was important for us to match their effort. We got it going offensively, we defended and I thought we made a statement early, but that’s a well-coached team that works extremely hard."
Was the offense really just a result of hard work, finding your shots, finding the right shots early in that first half?
"It’s just unselfish basketball. We’re an up-tempo basketball team. Offensively, we have a bunch of playmakers and guys that can make shots, and fortunately, tonight we knocked them down."
During your career you’ve played against former teams, can you talk about the mindset of the player playing against his former team?
"It’s no secret you want to kill them. You want to say all the right things beforehand just in case it doesn’t work out, but the mindset is to make a statement. He’s [Andre Iguodala] a heck of a basketball player. We’re fortunate to have him. Things he does on the floor, tonight you can look at the stat sheet and it’ll jump out, but there’s a lot of nights where it doesn’t reflect all of the things he does for our basketball team."
Stephen Curry
First half, just talk about the way you guys had the offense going and what was the key there?
"Everybody was playing unselfish. I think every shot we took was pretty much a good shot and in rhythm. We moved the basketball from side to side and everybody was aggressive. But I think when you start off playing defense the way we did, it makes the other end that much easier because you get a lot in transition and get a lot of easy baskets."
Is it good to see a team gel like that that quickly in the game?
"Yeah, especially on the first game of a road trip against a team that’s 3-0, the way they’ve played recently we knew it was going to be a tough task. So for us to come in and start off well, for us to get that done and to play pretty consistent for 48 minutes is a great performance."
Andre Iguodala
What does it mean to have this kind of night against Philly?
"I don’t think of it as much as us going against Philly, the ball just went in the hole tonight. We have a really great group and our offense flows really well. We share the ball. We have two of the best shooters in the league of all time, and it gives us really good spacing. Tonight I just got open because of those two guys and was able to knock down some shots."
The Warriors are 2-1 on the young season and will now be tested as they embark on their first extended road trip of the season. The four-game jaunt starts on Monday in Philadelphia and will continue through Minnesota, San Antonio and Memphis. The Warriors came together on their last significant road trip, a week-long journey that took them through China for this year’s NBA Global Games, and they’ll be looking for similar success on this trip, albeit much closer to home.
The Splash Brothers led the Warriors to a 98-87 win over the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Saturday night. Stephen Curry recorded his first double-double of the season (22 points, 12 assists) and in the process surpassed 5,000 career points. Klay Thompson had another huge night with 27 points and seven rebounds, David Lee 15 points and 12 boards for his first double-double of the season and Andrew Bogut added six points, six boards, and four blocks. The Warriors shot 51.3% from the field while holding the Kings to just 34.5 percent in the team’s first Short Sleeve Saturday game, presented by adidas. The Warriors debuted their white short sleeve alternative uniforms in this game, and they will wear the new threads for each of the five remaining Saturday home games. GAME RECAP
Head Coach Mark Jackson has been adamant about the team’s need to get it done on defense in order to be successful, and so far the team has seen mixed results on defense. They’ve limited their opponents to 90.5 points on 36.9 percent shooting in two home games and in Saturday’s win, the Kings shot an NBA season-low 34.5 percent from the field. On the contrary, the Clippers, and especially Chris Paul, had their way with the Warriors defense. While it’s certainly a small sample size, it goes without question that the Warriors need to be more consistent on defense should they reach the upper-echelon of Western Conference teams.
Through three games, the Warriors have proved to pack quite an offensive punch. Their 338 total points is the most they’ve scored through their first three contests since 1994-95. Furthermore, the team ranks second in the NBA with 112.7 points per game. Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and David Lee are all averaging 20-plus points and each of the team’s five starters is shooting at least 50 percent from the field. That’s especially significant considering that Harrison Barnes hasn’t seen the floor due to injury. Whether he ends up starting or coming off the bench, he will add another dimension to the team’s offense upon his return.
One of the best stories of the season so far has been that of the Philadelphia 76ers. Picked by many to finish near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, the Sixers have won each of their first three games, including Opening Night against the defending NBA champs and a 20-point comeback win over the Bulls. Rookie Michael Carter-Williams has produced at a very high level (20.7 points, 9.0 assists), Evan Turner is playing the best ball of his career (23.0 ppg) and Spencer Hawes has proved to be quite the deep threat, a rarity for a 7-footer. Philadelphia has the luxury of size at every position, and the Warriors will need to find a way to counteract that if they hope to start out their road trip on a winning note.
Injury Report
GSW: Harrison Barnes (left foot inflammation) and Jermaine O'Neal (right foot contusion) are day-to-day. Festus Ezeli (right knee surgery) are out.

PHI: Kwame Brown (right hamstring strain) is doubtful. Arnett Moultrie (left ankle injury) and Nerlens Noel (left knee injury) are out.