Embiid’s Injury Overshadows Warriors’ Victory as Curry Shines with 37 Points

Embiid’s Injury Overshadows Warriors’ Victory as Curry Shines with 37 Points


Joel Embiid scored 14 points for the Philadelphia 76ers before limping off with 4:04 left when Golden State Warriors power forward Jonathan Kuminga fell on his left leg.The Sixers coach said Embiid will have an MRI on Wednesday.The Sixers had their fourth consecutive six-game winning streak snapped with a 119-107 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.

They were hoping Tyrese Maxey would return for the second straight night, but he sat out his third straight game with a sprained left ankle. With Draymond Green back from his second suspension of the season, the Golden State Warriors began. again looking like their poised, ball-distributing selves.

Stephen Curry is flourishing as usual, Andrew Wiggins is returning to dominant form after a slow start, and Jonathan Kuminga is emerging as an electric playmaker.Curry scored 37 points on eight 3-pointers, Kuminga added 26 points and the Warriors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-107 on Tuesday night after guard Klay Thompson sat out with an illness.andquot;Itand#039;s fun,andquot; Green said, quote: I think it’s coming together for us now. Weand#039;nus have to consolidate the victories.andquot;Curry, who also had eight rebounds and seven assists, went 12-for-17 for his third straight 30-point game.

It was his third straight game with six or more 3s and his sixth straight game with at least 25 points.He hit two consecutive 3-pointers midway through the third as Golden State went on a 69-57 run to end the period with 15 points. Wiggins added 23 points, five rebounds and four assists. Coach Steve Kerr credits Green for elevating Kuminga and Wiggins – andquot;told us to keep going no matter what andquot; said Kuminga.andquot;Draymond really changed things when he came back because he connects those guys on both ends of the floor, just his communication on defense and how he helps us organize on offense,andquot; Kerr said. andquot;Great to see Wiggs and JK play so well and play well together. It’s funny, you see the team change a little bit in terms of how weand#039;play and who plays.andquot;The win was important for the Warriors to end a two-game losing streak at home against 2023 playoff opponents after Sacramento’s 134-133 loss to the Lakers 145-144 in double overtime on Saturday night.

Wiggins made the first five shots and scored in double figures for the sixth time in seven games as Golden State earned just its third win in nine games. Kuminga extended his career-best streak of 20 or more points to seven. He reached double figures in 24 consecutive games, also his most.Green encourages Kuming, telling him, andquot;There is no one in the world who can stop you.andquot;Brandin Podziemski replaced Thompson – The Warriorsand#039; 16th different starting lineup this season – and scored 11 points on the day he was named to the All-Star Weekend Rising Stars list. He hauled in his 20th punt, second most in the league..

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