Despite cold Curry, Durant and Warriors beat 76ers 119-108 (Feb 27, 2017)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Stephen Curry is surrounded by stars with the Golden State Warriors. He’s never needed them more than Monday night.
Kevin Durant had 27 points in his return to the lineup and the Warriors overcame the worst 3-point shooting performance of Curry’s career in a 119-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
Curry was 0 for 11 from 3-point range. That topped his previous worst outing without making a 3 when he went 0 for 10 from distance on Nov. 4 against the Lakers. The two-time reigning MVP leads the league by a wide margin with 231 3-pointers this season.
”On a night like tonight where Steph doesn’t have it going, we have a lot of other guys who can score and make plays,” coach Steve Kerr said. ”A lot of them came through.”
Curry still had 19 points, making 7 of 12 2-point attempts and all five of his free-throw tries.
”I forgot to adjust to the thickness of the air,” Curry joked, adding that ”it happens, but you have to find other ways to impact the game.”
Klay Thompson scored 21 points and Draymond Green had 14 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and five steals for the Warriors, who opened a five-game East Coast trip by winning their fourth straight and boosting their NBA-best record to 50-9. Durant returned after missing a game with a right hand injury.
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