Warriors 123, Sixers 80
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Thaddeus Young, C-
Thad was off the mark early and, somewhat surprisingly, the small-ball oriented nature of the game didn’t make life any easier on the utilitarian forward. Much like the rest of the roster, he had a night to forget.
By the Numbers
- 32 – Mo Speights’ new career-high points total, achieved in only 26 minutes of court time.
- 12 – The number of field goals converted by Speights, on 15 attempts. His previous season-high was seven, recorded way back on December 13.
- 30 – How many points Mo Speights had scored across his last seven games, COMBINED.
Quote of the Game
“This is now the biggest lead of the season. Led by 39 in Philly, lead by 42 here.” – Bob Fitzgerald, Warriors play-by-play announcer, as the Warriors were setting new season-highs. The lead eventually ballooned out to 49. Notice the common denominator?
Tweet of the Game
76ers are 2nd team in NBA history to lose consecutive games by 40+ points. The other was the 1993-94 76ers
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 11, 2014
Mo Speights. Marreese Speights. Ace of Speights (h/t Warriors World).
Speights was not the reason that this game deteriorated into a veritable mess, but it’s just as much of an indictment on the Sixers that he mustered so many personal bests. For the former Philadelphia first round pick, this game will always carry a certain cachet. It’s hard to label it as a “revenge game,” given that the façade of the Sixers roster and organization is almost entirely different now from the time of Speights departure in January 2012.
This game stooped to the point that Speights was the recipient of lighthearted “M-V-P!” chants whilst at the charity stripe from the Oracle Arena fans. Never thought society would survive to see that day.
Eh, the Sixers have 38 losses. Milwaukee have 42. Nothing else matters.