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The Warriors have been here so many times that it’s a big part of their script. The inevitability of it all does not detract from how remarkable their comebacks are.

As they fell into a 19-point deficit for the Philadelphia 76ers in the second quarter, the Warriors knew the adjustments they needed to make: tighten the grip on defense, get easy buckets in the transition, and put the game out of reach.

Led by Andrew Wiggins and Juan Toscano-Anderson’s infectious energy and defense, the Warriors took the lead in the third quarter, rolling to a 116-96 victory over Chase.

Here are a few observations from the fifth win in a row and the 12th in the last 13 games for the Warriors (16-2):

Caught in slipping

The Sixers outscored the Warriors in the first quarter with a 20-4 run. This race was due more to what Golden State failed to do than what Philadelphia did. Defensively, the Warriors were out of sync. Rotations were missed. The Sixers got everything they wanted out of an inefficient zone. And not to mention excessive fouling. Draymond Green had to sit for the pockets in the first half due to his four errors. In Green’s absence, not only did the defense suffer; the offense sputtered without his play.

If the lack of attention to detail in the defense was not bad enough, the 11 turnovers in the first half made things worse. For a delivery-heavy team like the Warriors, revenue is often a by-product of their playing style. However, the unforced turnovers are unacceptable due to being ignorant and sluggish.

Pace To Pace

The Sixers are among the league’s worst in pace. Since the absence of Joel Embid, it has forced them to play small, which in turn made them play faster. Philadelphia had the pace, energy and momentum of the first half due to playing faster. The Warriors began to match that energy late in the second quarter, while the Sixers dropped to the point where they let a 19-point lead evaporate to nine at the break. Which leads to…..

A classic third quarter

It did not take the Warriors long in the third quarter to take the lead. The Warriors locked themselves in the defense and created in typical Warriors manner easy curves in the transition from their stop. For head coach Steve Kerr, the defense is the foundation of those blitzes in the third quarter.

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