Warriors Defeat Sixers Behind Fourth Quarter Poole Party

Poole Scores 19 of Dubs' 41 Fourth Quarter Points

Jordan Poole scored 19 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter as the Warriors extended their home winning streak to nine with Friday’s 120-112 victory over the 76ers.

The Dubs overcame an 11-point deficit in the final quarter, outscoring the Sixers 41-24 in the period to overcome a 46-point, eight-assist effort from Joel Embiid.

Golden State Warriors Highlights vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Team Leaders
Poole - 33Looney - 10D. Green - 10
Curry - 29Curry - 8Looney - 7
Thompson - 21D. Green - 7Curry/Poole - 3
Embiid - 46Embiid - 9Embiid - 8
Harris - 27Harris/Melton - 6Maxey - 5
Maxey - 21Maxey/Reed - 4Milton - 4

Jordan Poole's Fourth Quarter Takeover
Trailing by nine entering the fourth quarter, the Dubs' rallied behind an explosive fourth quarter from Jordan Poole. Poole did a bit of everything in the final frame, with several crafty finishes around the rim and two clutch splashes from three. Up two with 1:20 remaining, Poole caught the pocket pass from Draymond Green in the left corner and drilled the dagger 3-pointer. He played all 12 minutes in the quarter and scored 19 points on 6-for-9 shooting.

Jordan Poole's 19 points in the fourth quarter marked his third-highest scoring quarter this season, only trailing his 23 second-quarter points against the Wizards on Jan. 16 and 22 points in the third quarter vs. the Clippers on March 2.

Clutch Bucket for Jordan Poole

Splash Brothers Combine for 50 Points
Stephen Curry (29) and Klay Thompson (21) combined for 50 points on Friday. Despite a relatively quiet night from three (2-7 3PT), Curry found other ways to get his offense going. He opened the game with beautiful backdoor cuts and finished strong at the basket. Curry went 6-for-7 in the restricted area and shot 10-for-18 from the field overall. He also finished second on the team in rebounds (8) and was a game-high plus 20. 

On the other hand, Klay Thompson did have his 3-point shot going. Thompson made seven shots on Friday, and six of them were 3-pointers. Two of those triples were fourth-quarter splashes, one cutting the lead to three and the other tying the score. In the process, Thompson surpassed Buddy Hield for the NBA lead in 3-pointers made this season (268) and also eclipsed 14,000 career points.

Klay Thompson Ties the Game

Postgame Warriors Talks
  • article-image: Postgame Warriors Talk: Jordan Poole – 3/24/23

    Postgame Warriors Talk: Jordan Poole – 3/24/23

    Warriors guard Jordan Poole addresses the media after a Warriors' 120-112 win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Poole had a team-high 33 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter.

  • article-image: Postgame Warriors Talk: Steve Kerr – 3/24/23

    Postgame Warriors Talk: Steve Kerr – 3/24/23

    Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr addresses the media after a Warriors' 120-112 win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

  • article-image: Postgame Warriors Talk: Draymond Green – 3/24/23

    Postgame Warriors Talk: Draymond Green – 3/24/23

    Warriors forward Draymond Green addresses the media after a Warriors' 120-112 win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Overcoming Embiid's Dominance
Joel Embiid was a force from the opening tipoff. The NBA's scoring leader added 46 more points on Friday, with 19 coming from the free throw line. However, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney still did their best to make Embiid work for every bucket and the Dubs' took advantage when the Sixers' superstar went to the bench. The Sixers were a plus 13 when Embiid was on the court and a minus 21 when he sat. Heading into the game, Philadelphia had the highest 3-point percentage in the league, but the Dubs' held them to just 8-for-29 from distance (27.6%).

Up Next
Having won nine consecutive home games, the Warriors look to keep the streak going against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday at 5:30 p.m.


  • Golden State and Philadelphia spit their season-series 1-1, with each team winning at home… The Warriors have won nine of their last 11 games played vs. the Sixers in The Bay… They have won 15 of their last 20 games vs. Philadelphia overall.
    • Tonight marked the Warriors’ last game vs. the Eastern Conference this season, finishing with a mark of 14-16 overall and 11-4 at home vs. the conference. 
  • The Warriors won their ninth-straight home game, one shy of the team’s season-long home winning streak (10, 10/23 to 12/3)… During the nine-game home winning streak, the Warriors are averaging 119.3 points (48.4 FG%, 40.6 3P%, 78.5 FT%), 49.0 rebounds, 29.4 assists per game while opponents are averaging 107.3 points (44.7 FG%, 32.5 3P%, 78.6 FT%), 40.2 rebounds, 24.0 assists per game… Golden State has made 53 more 3-pointers than its opponents in the last nine home contests, 157 to 104.  
    • Golden State has won 13 of the last 14 games played at Chase Center and improved to 30-7 at home. 
    • The Warriors have won at least 30 games at home for the sixth time dating back to the 2014-15 season, and second-such season consecutively (31-10 at home last season). 
  • Golden State’s 41 fourth-quarter points are the most the team has scored in the game’s fourth frame this season (prev. 37, three times) and the 18th 40-point quarter of the season.
  • The Warriors improved to 27-7 this season when scoring 120-plus points. 
  • Golden State improved to 28-4 when holding its opponent to fewer than 115 points. 
  • The Warriors did not record a block for the second time this season (2/13 vs. WAS). 
  • Golden State’s 11 turnovers were one shy of the fewest the team has committed in a game this season (10, done twice). 
  • The Warriors trailed by as many as 11 points and went on to win, marking their 11thdouble-digit comeback on the season… All 11 double-figure comebacks have come at Chase Center.
  • According to Basketball Reference, the Warriors have had a league-leading nine games in which multiple players made at least six 3-pointers (Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole each made six 3-pointers tonight).
  • Jordan Poole scored a team-high 33 points off the bench, his 12th 30-point game of the season (Warriors 9-3 in those games), the third time in Poole’s career, and second time this season, he’s scored at least 30 off the bench (32 on 1/3/22 vs. MIA and 30 on 12/2/22 vs. CHI).
  • Stephen Curry tallied 29 points, scoring 20-or-more points in each of the last three games… Curry made two 3-pointers, extending his NBA-record 3-point streak to 238 consecutive regular season games.
  • Klay Thompson had 21 points, scoring 20-or-more points in two of the last three games… Scored his 14,000th career point… He made six 3-pointers, moving past Indiana’s Buddy Hield (267) for the most 3-point baskets in the NBA this season (268).
  • Draymond Green tallied his 11th double-double on the season… He has dished out double-figure assists in 12 games this season and scored 10-or-more points 27 times, including three times in the last four games (10.8 ppg in that span).
  • Kevon Looney recorded 10-plus rebounds for the seventh time in the last eight games (a single-season career-high 32 times this season)… Tonight marked his 186th consecutive regular-season game played, the league’s second-longest active streak behind Mikal Bridges (383)… The NBA’s season leader in total offensive rebounds, Looney grabbed three tonight, giving him 246, the most by a Warrior in a single season since Andris Biedrins had 256 in 2007-08.
  • JaMychal Green scored 12 points off the bench (10 coming in the first half) for the 13th game this season with 10-or-more points (Warriors are 10-3 in those games).
  • Joel Embiid posted 46 points on 19-of-22 from the free throw line, a season-high marks by a Warriors opponent… Previously, Nikola Vucevic’s 43 points (1/15 at CHI), Damion Lee’s 14 made free throws (1/10 vs. PHX) and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 17 free-throw attempts (12/13 at MIL) were opponent-season highs.