NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Golden State
(Tuesday, February 23rd)
Final Score: Philadelphia 110, Golden State 102
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Lou Williams made 5-of-8 from beyond the arc and scored 26, and Philadelphia nearly blew a 24-point lead before holding on for a 110-102 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Williams also had 10 rebounds and seven assists, and Andre Iguodala tallied 22 points and seven assists for the Sixers.
Philadelphia swept the season series from the Warriors for the first time since the 2000-01 season. The Sixers also beat Golden State, 117-101, on Dec. 14.
Rodney Carney had a season-high 16 points and Jrue Holiday tied his career- high with 15 for the Sixers, who had lost three of their previous four contests.
"We did enough to win the game, we built a lead, we got a cushion," Sixers coach Eddie Jordan said. "They made threes and they have a heck of a weapon to do that. We did what we needed to win."
The Sixers played without guard Allen Iverson is out indefinitely for personal reasons related to a family matter.
Monta Ellis had 22 points and C.J. Watson 20 for Golden State, which failed to build on a four-point home win over Atlanta on Sunday. Anthony Morrow ended with 18 points and Stephen Curry 17 as the Warriors lost for the 12th time in 15 games.
Marreese Speights made two free throws for an 88-64 lead with 2:58 left in the third quarter, but the Warriors cut it to 90-73 moving to the fourth.
The Sixers went cold from the field to start the last period and didn't get their first field goal until 5:31 left, an Iguodala jumper. That brought the lead back to six at 95-89.
Golden State nailed three straight shots from beyond the arc, the last one in the stretch one from Curry to make it a 95-92 contest. The Warriors didn't get any closer.
The last time they were within three was at 105-102 on a long-distance shot by Morrow with 39.1 seconds left, but Williams barely beat the shot clock with a three-ball with 14.5 showing on the clock to seal the win.
"We got defensive stops, we should have done that in the first half," Ellis said. "We didn't play too well, we got down and they never turned it off. We clawed our way back but we didn't make plays at the end. That's it, we really just needed one stop at the end, and Louis Williams hit a big shot at the end and sealed the deal."
The Sixers scored 11 in a row for a 20-9 lead in the opening quarter and were in front 37-26 after 12 minutes. They widened the margin to 66-48 at the half.
Philadelphia had lost four straight in Oakland...The Sixers are 1-1 on a four- game western trip and will finish it with contests against Phoenix and the Lakers...Elton Brand had 12 points and Samuel Dalembert pulled down 11 rebounds for the Sixers...The Warriors went 13-of-33 from three-point range...Corey Maggette (hamstring) and Anthony Randolph (ankle) sat out for the Warriors.
02/24 03:29:19 ET