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Grab a couple cheesesteaks, kick back and relax. The Warriors are in Philadelphia and they’re looking for win number 43 against the 76ers.

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Tip-off: 2:00pm PST

Where: Well Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

TV: CSN Bay Area, NBA TV
Radio: KNBR 680

Team Overviews

The Warriors. You're witnessing history in the making and we're only halfway into the season! GSW is gunning for their sixth straight win and there seems to be nothing that can stop this Squad right now.

With the announcement of Draymond Green and Klay Thompson as All-Stars and the return of Coach Steve Kerr, it just seems like this team is gearing up for another win streak heading into the All-Star break. Fun fact: Golden State has won the last four games in the past two seasons by an average of 27 points against Philadelphia. After steamrollings of the Cavaliers, Bulls, Pacers, Spurs and Mavericks it looks like the 76ers are next on their onslaught.

I got a soft spot for the The 76ers. My Grandma lived about an hour away from Philly and I spent many summers going to Geno's and Pat's for a tasty cheesesteak. My cousins up in the east coast were huge 76ers fans. It was cool being the only guy wearing Warriors gear amongst a gang of Allen Iverson supporters. Those were the days.

At 7-40, I can't help but wonder when will this end? On the brighter side of things, the Sixers have been averaging 102 points per game. This could spell trouble for Golden State if they have a poor road performance. This young team can possibly make a name for themselves if they can match the Dubs' style of play. Center Jahlil Okafor is back in the rotation and is joined by the team's two hottest scorers Jerami Grant and Nerlens Noel who both had 20 point performances against the Pistons Wednesday night.

Key to the game: Fast Breaks and don't  mess up!

Regardless of Philadelphia's record, we need to play our style of basketball and get on multiple fast beaks. We're averaging 115.1 points per game so minimize the turnovers, have a solid bench rotation and run up that scoreboard! There's the slight chance of losing this one if we get cold. We're definitely better than that. Play it smart, give the home crowd a great show and call it a day.

Highlight Predictions

• Run Golden State, Run! This can be a high scoring game for the Warriors. With Philadelphia trying to figure out a game plan to both score and stop our unit. I just don't see it happening for them. Pile on the highlight reel!

• #KlayGonnaKlay. A season high 45 points (in 32 minutes!) Wednesday night?! Say word! While Steph had a quiet night against the Mavs, Splash Brother number 2 sealed the deal and went on a shooting spree. You can definitely count on this guy to step up when needed.

• Andre Iguodala's Sixer homecoming. Andre started his career out in Philadephia in 2004. Curious to see what type of reception he'll get. I think he'll be a key factor in today's game playing on a very familiar court.

Andre Throwback pic

Throwback pick of Andre Iguodala serving the Warriors

• Warriors Fans in Philly. It's becoming common place nowadays. There's a huge following of fans looking to see the World Champs play. More so, the arrival of Stephen Curry. With ticket sales up for this one, hopefully GS fans visiting get an entertaining basketball game.

Win Prediction:
This can go two ways in my opinion. We can win it BIG by 10+ points or we can get embarrassed out the building and lose by 6. Let's leave Philly with a win Golden State, Dubs by 8!

ICYMI: (Posts from GSoM)

Thoughts on the 2016 All-Star teams

Are the Warriors better starting Harrison Barnes or Brandon Rush?

Draymond Green and Klay Thompson named as All Star reserves

Warriors' San Francisco arena to be called Chase Center

Recap: Klay drops 45, Looney debuts, GSW is GSW