The Golden State Warriors' 11-game win streak is over after the Philadelphia 76ers claimed the 113-104 road victory on Thursday.
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A monster 42-26 third quarter lifted the Sixers into a nine point advantage and was enough to see them hold on down the stretch as the Warriors attempted a late push.
After being named to the NBA All-Star Game for the first time in his career, Ben Simmons led the way for the Sixers.
Simmons once again stuffed the stat sheet as he ended the contest with 26 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals. He also had a key block on Steph Curry in the dying minutes on a three-point attempt.
👀 What a dime from Ben! #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/gVnGJGnUh6- NBA Australia (@NBA_AU) February 1, 2019
Fellow All-Star Joel Embiid was at his best down low as he piled on 26 points, 20 rebounds and dished out five assists.
DeMarcus Cousins' return continued with a minutes restriction and without him on the floor, Embiid was simply dominant as he torched backup big man Kevin Looney.
Steph Curry was on fire for the Warriors as he poured in 41 points, four rebounds and six assists. The leagues number one shooter knocked down a ridiculous 10-18 from deep.
#StephenCurry heats up for 23 PTS, 6 3PM in the opening half on @NBAonTNT! #DubNation pic.twitter.com/t7zlHO6Pgn- NBA (@NBA) February 1, 2019
The win for the Sixers pushes them to 34-14 on the season and closes the gap on the second placed Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference standings.
For Golden State they go to 36-15 and fall closer to the Denver Nuggets who are only 0.5 of a game back.
Philly will look to make it three in a row when they head into Sacramento for a clash against the Kings on Saturday.
The Warriors can jump back into the win column when they take on LeBron James and the Lakers on the same day.