WARRIORS RAISE RECORD TO 43-4
philadelphia » The Warriors led 73-54 at halftime Saturday, but they had to hold off the 76ers for a 108-105 victory that improved their record to 43-4.
The 76ers (7-41) outscored the defending NBA champions 33-17 in the fourth quarter.
Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining to give Golden State a victory in the opener of a three-game trip. Klay Thompson finished with 32 points and Stephen Curry scored 23 for the Warriors, whose biggest lead was 24 points in the second half. Philadelphia tied the score at 105 with a 15-2 run before Barnes made the Warriors’ winning shot.
Golden State all-star Draymond Green, wh0 leads the NBA in triple-doubles this season with eight, finished with 13 rebounds, 10 points and nine assists. Isaiah Canaan and Ish Smith led Philadelphia with 18 points apiece.
The Warriors committed 23 turnovers, including seven apiece by Green and Curry.
“If the gods delivered what should have happened, we probably should have lost because that’s what happens when you mess around with the game and the ball,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr.