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    === Iguodala plagues former club as Warriors hand Sixers first loss ===
 
 Philadelphia,  PA  (SportsNetwork.com) -  The Philadelphia  76ers were dealt a
 hard dose of reality Monday.
 
 Andre  Iguodala poured in 32 points against his former team behind a personal-
 best  seven 3-pointers,  Stephen Curry recorded a triple-double and the Golden
 State  Warriors  rolled to  a  lopsided  110-90  victory over  the  previously
 unbeaten Sixers at Wells Fargo Center.
 
 Curry  finished with  18 points,  12 assists  and 10  rebounds for  his second
 career  triple-double and also had five of the team's 18 steals. David Lee and
 Klay  Thompson  chipped in 18  and 15  points, respectively, for the Warriors,
 winners of two straight since falling to the Clippers.
 
 Evan  Turner  and Michael Carter-Williams  both netted  18 points in the loss,
 though it took the latter 17 shots  to  earn his  total on the day the  rookie
 was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
 
 Philadelphia  raced  out to an improbable  3-0 start by beating the defending-
 champion  Heat in  the  season opener,  downing the  Wizards  in the  nation's
 capital and rallying from 20 points down against the Bulls last Saturday.
 
 Another  comeback against  one of  the premier  shooting teams  in the  league
 proved an impossible task.
 
 The  Sixers  found themselves  in an  early hole when  Iguodala capped an 18-0
 Warriors run with an alley-oop dunk with 4:40 left in the opening quarter.
 
 "We understood with the way they started the season it was important for us to
 match  their effort,"  Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said. "We got it going
 offensively and made a statement early."
 
 The hosts trailed 36-22 heading to the second and had the deficit down to six,
 43-37, following Turner's baseline jumper near the midway point of the frame.
 
 Golden State, however, scored 23 of the next 28 points to pull away.
 
 Iguodala,  who  played his  first eight seasons  in Philadelphia, finished the
 half  with six  3-pointers and  27 points.  He missed  a dunk  in the  closing
 seconds,  but  Lee was  there for the  putback to give  the Warriors a healthy
 66-42 cushion at the break.
 
 Wanting  to put  the game out of reach,  Golden State kept its foot on the gas
 coming  out  of the locker  room. Curry erupted for  eight points in the first
 1:13,  and  a Thompson  3-pointer extended  the lead to  77-44 just over three
 minutes in.
 
 "They  were clicking on all cylinders," Turner said of the Warriors. "It was a
 great night for them."
 
 With the difference an insurmountable 98-65 after three quarters of play, both
 teams emptied their bench for the final 12 minutes.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Golden  State  had lost five  straight in  Philadelphia, last winning there on
 Nov.  24,  2007 ...  The Warriors' first  three wins this  season have come by
 double  digits, the first time in franchise history since the 1989-90 campaign
 ...  Iguodala was two  points shy of matching his career high ... The Warriors
 shot  15-of-38 from  behind the arc compared to Philadelphia's 5-of-25 showing
 from  long range ... The Sixers committed 24 turnovers ... Carter-Williams was
 the  first player to  win the Player of the Week award in his first week since
 Shaquille  O'Neal (1992-93) ... Philadelphia has not opened a season 4-0 since
 the 2000-01 club won its first 10 games.
 
 
 
 
 11/04 21:58:09 ET

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