This time, the deficit was too large to overcome. After three stunning come-from-behind victories, former Philadelphia swingman Andre Iguodala sent the hottest team in the NBA crashing to the hardwood, hitting a career-high seven 3-pointers while scoring 32 points in the Golden State Warriors' 110-90 rout of the upstart 76ers on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center. "It was almost kind of like a high school game, where you get it going and you can't miss," Iguodala said. Stephen Curry also turned in his second career triple-double for Golden State, finishing with 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. The Warriors (3-1) led by as many as 39 points. The 76ers (3-1), picked by many NBA analysts to finish with the worst record in the league, rallied to defeat two-time defending champion Miami, Washington and Chicago before staggering to their first loss of the season in front of an announced crowd of 11,089 fans. Philadelphia last opened a season 4-0 in 2000-01, when the 76ers started 10-0 and advanced to the NBA Finals. But on this night, they looked like the inexperienced, overwhelmed team most expected. "Our thing needs to be and will be about playing hard and competing and doing the right things and running clean offense and taking care of the ball," 76ers coach Brett Brown said. "I feel that one of the things that always scares you is when ... we dribble a lot and we don't move the ball and it becomes very stagnant and terminal, we have real issues.
Iguodala: Warriors' rout of 76ers 'like a high school game'
USA Today | Nov 5