At some point, this Philadelphia 76ers feel-good story was bound to come crashing down.* For Pete’s sake, they were even atop CBS’ power rankings!
The reality check came in the form of the Golden State Warriors arrival Monday night, bringing with them a familiar face in Andre Iguodala. Iggy must have had the world’s best cheesesteak prior to tipoff because he came out unconscious nailing threes from every place on the court, eventually finishing with 27 first half points (32 on 7-11 from the land of triples in total).
None of those points came in fancier fashion than when he and Steph Curry decided to take retaliation for Philadelphia’s football team going all Rick James on Charlie Murphy’s couch to the Raiders on Sunday. Dell’s young king grabbed the board, took two dribbles and hoisted a pass from just outside the opposite three-point line for a 70-foot alley-oop. The still Harrison Barnes-less Warriors walked the Sixers improving to 3-1 via a 110-90 win with Curry notching a triple-double collecting 18 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists and five steals.
To be fair, Iggy wasn’t just losing his damn mind in the scoring category either. Buddy secured assist of the night, too.
* – To be fair, they’re 3-1 even after this loss. But, c’mon. I mean, seriously, c’mon!