Instant Analysis: Down 22 at halftime, Warriors complete comeback on 76ers
After an atrocious first half Saturday night, the Warriors recovered with a scorching third-quarter to launch a 124-116 triumph over the 76ers in Philadelphia.
Stephen Curry led all scorers with 35 points, 20 of which came in the third quarter. Kevin Durant put in 27 points, Klay Thompson 17, David West 14 and Zaza Pachhulia 10.
After allowing the Sixers to score 47 points on 69.2-percent shooting in the first quarter -- the most they have allowed in any quarter this season -- the Warriors (12-4) limited them to 41.4 percent over the final three quarters.
Curry entered the game in depths of a four-game slump, during which he shot 32.8 percent. He exited the game knowing the slump was history.
Curry’s line: 35 points (11-of-21 shooting, including 4-of-8 from beyond the arc, 9-of-9 from the line), five rebounds and five assists. He played 35 minutes and was plus-3.
Honorable mention goes to Kevon Looney, who was splendid in the third quarter, with two points, five rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal. He played 10 minutes and was plus-19.
Trailing 76-52 on a Joel Embiid layup with 11:22 left in the third quarter, the Warriors outscored Philadelphia 47-13 over the rest of quarter, including a 22-2 run to close it, taking a 99-89 lead into the fourth. The 47-point quarter is a season-high.
The Warriors took their first lead since the first quarter when Curry made two free throws with 1:49 left in the quarter. The Warriors outshot Philly 68 percent (17-of-25) to 31.8 percent (7-of-22) in the quarter and scored 14 points off seven Sixers turnovers.
Though the Warriors led by as much as 18 in the fourth, the 76ers got as close six inside the final minute of the game.
Warriors. No injuries were listed prior to tipoff. C Damian Jones is on assignment with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors. F Jordan Bell was a healthy inactive.
76ers: G Jerryd Bayless (L wrist bruise) is listed as questionable. G/F Justin Anderson (L shin splints), G Markelle Fultz (right shoulder scapular muscle imbalance) and G Nik Stauskas (R ankle sprain) are listed as out.
The Warriors left Philadelphia immediately after the game for Brooklyn, where they will face the Nets on Sunday. Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 2 p.m., with tipoff scheduled for 3:05.