Warriors keep rolling, topple 76ers 126-86
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Marreese Speights scored 23 points, Stephen Curry added 13 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 126-86 on Tuesday night.
Draymond Green had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Leandro Barbosa scored 17 off the bench for the Warriors, who won their 10th straight home game to improve to an NBA-best 25-5.
Golden State led by as many as 47 in a game that was even more lopsided than the final score. Warriors coach Steve Kerr pulled his starters early in the fourth quarter, only to see his reserves add to the lead.
Henry Sims had 19 points and seven rebounds for Philadelphia. The 76ers (4-26) have dropped three straight following back-to-back road wins over Miami and Orlando.
The Sixers scored the first six points but were outscored 32-11 the remainder of the first quarter, when they committed 11 turnovers.
Klay Thompson had 11 points for Golden State early, while Speights provided an immediate spark in the second quarter after a long rest on the bench. He blocked a shot by Jerami Grant, scored on three straight long jumpers and later added a dunk to help extend the Warriors' lead to 61-34 at halftime.
Philadelphia couldn't get anything going offensively despite Golden State being without its top two centers.
76ers: Philadelphia had two long scoreless stretches in the first quarter that totaled 6 minutes, 13 seconds. ... Rookie Nerlens Noel will continue to get time at both forward and center. "We're trying to grow him in both spots," coach Brett Brown said. ... Philadelphia has dropped four of the past five to Golden State. ... The Sixers have committed 17 turnovers or more in 13 consecutive games.
Warriors: Speights was Philadelphia's first-round pick in 2008. ... Golden State's winning streak at Oracle Arena is its longest at home since 1994. ... The 25 total wins are the most by the Warriors before New Year's Day since 1967-68, when they had 28. ... Coach Steve Kerr still has no timetable for when centers Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli might return. Bogut missed his 10th game because of chonodromalacia/bone edema in his right knee. Ezeli missed his third straight with a left ankle sprain. "They are doing better and they are on the court moving around but I don't really spend a lot of time asking them," Kerr said.
76ers: At Phoenix on Friday.
Warriors: Host Toronto on Friday.
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