TICKETS & PROMOTIONS Winners of two in a row, the Warriors will look to continue their winning streak on Saturday against Andre Iguodala and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Tickets are still available, including select lower level locations, for the New Year's Eve contest, which will have a special tipoff time of 6 p.m. and include a postgame fireworks show. The first three games have sold out this season, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to secure your seats now!
LAST TIME OUT The Warriors put forth their best defensive effort of the season on Wednesday and came away with a 92-78 victory over the Knicks. Playing without Stephen Curry (day-to-day with sprained right ankle), Golden State held New York to 40.0 percent shooting and had a 47-31 rebounding edge. The Warriors were especially tough in the fourth quarter in which the Knicks shot just 26.3 percent from the field to the Warriors 66.7. FULL GAME RECAP | BLOG: FOCUSING ON DEFENSE
WARRIORS VS. 76ERS The Warriors have won nine of their last 14 meetings with Philadelphia, but the teams split the season series last season with each team winning on its home court. Monta Ellis posted a double-double in the win last season (12/27/10) and scored 18 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter of an overtime loss (3/6/11). In addition to Ellis, keep an eye on the Warriors defense. The team has held the opposition to 40.8 percent shooting and tallied 28 steals over the last two games.
RUSH TO THE RESCUE Brandon Rush has made an immediate impact since the Warriors acquired him on December 19. Rush fueled the team's second-half run on Wednesday night, playing quality defense and scoring 12 of his 19 points in the third quarter to help the Warriors erase an eight-point deficit.