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Game preview: Warriors host the 76ers in an Easter Sunday showdown!

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Happy Easter, GSoM Family! Golden State is trying to avoid a loss against the 9-64 Philadelphia 76ers with a sell out crowd on hand at the Roaracle. Let’s go Dubs!

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Matchup
Philadelphia Sixers logo
Golden State Warriors
65-7 (34-0 HOME)
vs
Philadelphia 76ers
9-63 (3-33 ROAD)
Details
March 27, 2016
Oracle Arena -- Oakland, CA
5 p.m. PST
CSN Bay Area | KNBR 680 AM
Blog Buddy: Liberty Ballers
Projected Starters
Stephen Curry G Ish Smith
Klay Thompson G Isaiah Canaan
Harrison Barnes F Jerami Grant
Draymond Green F Hollis Thompson
Andrew Bogut C Carl Landry
Key Injuries
Kevon Looney (hip) - Questionable
Festus Ezeli (knee) - Out
Andre Iguodala (ankle) - Out
Nerlens Noel (knee) - Out
Jahlil Okafor (knee) - Out for season
Joel Embiid (foot) - Out for season

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Team Overviews

The Warriors. DO NOT underestimate the Sixers. The last time these two teams met, back in January, the Warriors barely escaped Philly with a 108-105 victory. Golden State looks to add another win at home after defeating the Timberwolves, Clippers and Mavericks this past week.

The Dubs looked impressive over their 128-120 win over Dallas Friday night. The team shot for 48.9% while Klay Thompson had a great night finishing with 40 points, including nine 3-pointers. Stephen Curry had a 33-point night draining five threes of his own.

Warriors fun fact: GSW needs to win 8 of its final 10 games to finish 73-9, which would be the most prolific regular season in NBA history.

The 76ers. Talk about a mismatch, yet I still can't help but worry. The Sixers are coming in after a tough loss last night to the Portland Trailblazers 108-105. They look to play spoiler in hopes of giving Golden State their first home loss of the season.

Highlight Predictions

- Stephen Curry and his 3-point friends. Curry and company have made 938 3-pointers this season, the most recorded in NBA history. They look to add onto that list with even more 3's!

- Draymond Green. The league's best defender looks to continue his dominance against Philly. I smell another triple double coming?

- Marreese Speights vs the 76ers. It's always a special game when Mo Buckets takes on the team that drafted him back in 2008. Let's see what he's got against his former team.

- Antawn Jamison. You heard it right! Antawn Jamison will be doing a pre-game photo-op at section 111 from 3:30-5pm for folks who are American Express Card Members. Could this be an opportunity for him to come off the bench? Hey, a guy can dream right!

Win Prediction: The Warriors take the win at home 115-112. Another close one against Philly!

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