Warriors beat 76ers for third straight win
OAKLAND, CALIF: Monta Ellis had 22 points and a season-high 12 assists, David Lee added 21 points and 16 rebounds and Golden State won its third straight, beating the Philadelphia 76ers 110-95 on Monday night.
Stephen Curry added 17 points, including seven straight during a decisive run in the fourth quarter when the Warriors (12-18) pulled away.
The three-game winning streak is Golden State's longest since it won three in a row in April 2009.
Jrue Holiday had 23 points and 11 assists for Philadelphia (12-19) while Elton Brand had his eighth double-double in 13 games with 16 points and 16 rebounds.
Ellis, named the Western Conference player of the week earlier in the day after averaging 39.7 points in three games, struggled with his shot most of the night. He missed seven of his first 11 attempts and was didn't score in the fourth quarter until 23 seconds were left.
That didn't seem to slow the Warriors down much. Golden State made its best run of the game to open the fourth quarter with Ellis on the bench.
Lee and Wright combined for 10 points and Curry, playing in foul trouble most of the game, added a 3-pointer to give the Warriors a 94-80 lead. After Ellis returned, Curry made two free throws and added another 3 to make it 101-85. -Ap