Instant Replay: Iguodala returns to Philly, torches 76ers

Curry notches triple-double, Iguodala nets 32 as W's thrash 76ers

Instant Replay: Iguodala returns to Philly, torches 76ers
November 4, 2013, 6:15 pm
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Andre Iguodala's final stat line: 32 points (11-18 FG), 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, career-high seven made 3's. (USA TODAY IMAGES)


Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 32 points and Stephen Curry submitted his second career triple-double as the Warriors demolished the 76ers 110-90 Monday night at Wells Fargo Center.

The victory put an emphatic end to what had been a hot start by Philadelphia, an unheralded squad that last week shocked NBA observers by defeating defending champion Miami and contending Chicago.

It was Iguodala, returning to the place where he began his NBA career, touching off the good times, connecting on six 3-pointers while scoring 27 points in the first half. He finished with a career-high seven makes from deep.

The Warriors moved to 3-1 by holding Philly to 35 percent shooting, the third time in four games they have held an opponent under 40 percent. Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams, spectacular in his first three NBA games, scored 18 points but made only four of 17 shots.

STANDOUT PERFORMANCES: Anything Iguodala did not do, and he didn't leave much, Curry made certain to deliver. He finished with 18 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds, five steals and only two turnovers.

David Lee added 18 points and Klay Thompson chipped in with 15.

TURNING POINT: When the Sixers trimmed a 14-point deficit to six in the middle of the second quarter, Jackson turned to his starters, who rewarded him with a 23-5 run to give the Warriors a 66-42 lead at the half.

Philadelphia never threatened after that. Jackson began emptying the bench late in the third quarter and the starting lineup spent the fourth as happy spectators.

Harrison Barnes, out since Oct. 7 with inflammation in his left foot, was upgraded to day-to-day status but did not play. There is a chance that he will return to action sometime this week.

UP NEXT: The Warriors are scheduled to arrive Tuesday in Minneapolis, where they will face the Timberwolves on Wednesday at the Target Center.

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