Sixers vs Golden State Warriors 01/30/2024 Game Day Report presented by NJM

76ers Visit Golden State Warriors Tuesday | Gameday Report 46/82

The 76ers’ (29-16) five-game road trip shifts to the Bay Area for stop No. 4, a date with the Golden State Warriors (19-24).

The Sixers have been severely shorthanded on their road trip thus far, absent both Joel Embiid (knee) and Tyrese Maxey (ankle) in their losses at Denver Saturday and most recently at Portland Monday.

“Everything is a learning experience, especially for our group right now,” Kelly Oubre Jr. (25 pts, 6 reb) said postgame Monday

“Guys are still trying to find themselves, find their footing within the league, and on the team. It’s definitely a learning experience. We’ve just got to learn quicker than later, and add what we learn to each and every game to come.”

The team welcomes the chance to learn and adjust quickly, as it’s faced with the second night of a back-to-back Tuesday at Golden State.

“It’s another opportunity [Tuesday],” Oubre said. “Come out, compete, and play the right way for 48 minutes. At the end of the day, we definitely are hungry.”

Following Tuesday’s meeting with the Stephen Curry-led Warriors, the Sixers will close their season-long five-game trip Thursday in Salt Lake City, visiting the Jazz (24-24).

The Sixers continue to hold the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference, 2.0 games behind the No. 2 Bucks (32-15). The Warriors are No. 12 in the West, 1.5 games behind the No. 11 Rockets (22-24).

The regular season series between Philadelphia and Golden State closes shortly after Tuesday’s matchup, playing their second and final matchup of the schedule Feb. 7 in South Philadelphia.

OPPONENT OUTLOOK

The Warriors (19-24) have dropped two in a row, most recently falling to the Lakers in double overtime Saturday, 145-144. Curry scored a game-high 46 points in that outing, plus three rebounds and seven assists. He shot 17-for-35 from the field and made nine of 21 3-point attempts.

Curry is the Warriors’ leading scorer this season, averaging 27.3 points per game, plus 4.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Klay Thompson has averaged 17.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists this season.

New Warrior Chris Paul leads the team in assists (7.2 apg).

Paul (left hand fracture), along with Gary Payton II (left hamstring strain) and Moses Moody (left calf strain) are out Tuesday.

MONDAY’S KEY PERFORMANCES

Kelly Oubre Jr.

  • Oubre scored a team-high 25 points Monday, plus six rebounds in his 31 minutes of play. He shot 11-for-20 from the field and made all three of his free throw attempts.

Pat Beverley

  • Inheriting primary ball handling responsibilities in the absence of Tyrese Maxey (ankle) for the second consecutive game, Beverley finished Monday’s outing with 14 points and five assists in 30 minutes. He shot 5-for-10 from the floor and made all four of his free throw attempts.

QUOTE TO NOTE

Oubre on the growing chemistry he shares with Beverley and Paul Reed:

“It feels good. Pat is a leader on the court. Paul Reed is coming into his own, and finding his confidence. To be able to catch that wave, and flow with those guys, is everything.”

FOLLOW ALONG

Tuesday night’s game is a 10:00 p.m. ET start in San Francisco (7:00 p.m. local).

Watch: TNT

Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic

UNIFORMS

The Sixers are scheduled to wear their blue Icon Edition uniforms, while the Warriors will wear their white Association Edition uniforms.

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