User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Warriors easily hand 76ers 1st loss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Andre Iguodala made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points, Stephen Curry had 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors handed the Philadelphia 76ers their first loss of the season, 110-90 on Monday night.

Advertisement
The overachieving 76ers (3-1) were one of the early surprises of the season. Iguodala, a former Sixers All-Star, brought them back to reality.

Iguodala was sensational, setting the pace early with six 3s and 27 points in the first half. He also made the play of the young season, a behind-the-back, midair assist to David Lee. Iguodala whipped it from about the 3-point line and hit Lee in stride down the lane.

Sixers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams, the Eastern Conference player of the week, missed 13 of 17 shots and scored 18 points.

Iguodala had scored only 26 points the first three games.

The preseason Las Vegas pick as the worst team in the NBA, the Sixers beat Miami and Chicago to put them on the brink of their first 4-0 start since 2000-01.

Staying undefeated was never much of an option after the opening minutes.

Iguodala hit three 3s in the first quarter to torment his former team and help Golden State build a 16-point lead. Iguodala was traded in 2012 to Denver as part of a four-team trade that saw the Sixers land Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum. Bynum never played a second for the Sixers and signed with Cleveland. Iguodala left the Nuggets to sign with the Warriors.

Much like his Philly days, Iguodala was on the high-flying finishing end of a few alley-oops that sparked the offense.

Booed during pregame introductions, Sixers fans were left impressed with his dunks.

Lee scored 14 points in the first half to help Golden State lead 66-42 at halftime.

The Sixers had rallied in the second half in each of their first three games, and never led to open the fourth.

They trailed 98-65 in this one.

Carter-Williams joined Shaquille O'Neal as the only NBA players to win a player of the week award to open a career. The No. 11 pick in the draft averaging 20.7 points and 9.0 assists in three games. He also outplayed Washington's John Wall and Chicago's Derrick Rose in the eye-opening efforts.

Curry simply toyed with the rookie. He shot 7 of 16 and grabbed seven defensive rebounds. After his 10th assist late in the third, he was pulled. Golden State coach Mark Jackson rested his starters in the fourth with the game out of hand.

Evan Turner scored 18 points and Tony Wroten had 14 for the Sixers.

Sixers coach Brett Brown left the rookie known as MCW in the game for the fourth quarter. He missed nine of 11 shots and scored only 10 points through the first three quarters before beefing his point total in garbage time.

Notes: Eagles WR DeSean Jackson was at the game. ... The Sixers failed to score 100 points for the first time this season. ... Curry had two turnovers after entering with a league-high 6.3 per game.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
News: Early 2016-17 Prop Odds
Thunder sign Spanish guard Abrines
US pounds Argentina in Olympic tune-up
Warriors' Green settles assault case
Cavs sign Chris "Birdman" Andersen
NBA moving ASG out of Charlotte
Pacers sign veteran PG Aaron Brooks
Pelicans, Diallo agree on 3-year deal
Lin brings Linsanity to Brooklyn
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2015 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Paul Bovi + 3344
Chip Chirimbes + 2359
Kevin Rogers + 2258
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last 7 Days  
   
   
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Paul Bovi 59 %
Greg Smith 57 %
Marc Lawrence 55 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Paul Bovi + 1899
Jimmy Boyd + 1029
Stephen Nover + 839
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 2612
Paul Bovi + 1349
NeiltheGreek + 553
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 2846
Paul Bovi + 1160
Mark Franco + 1113
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership