Iguodala stars as Warriors inflict first loss on 76ers


Wed, Nov 06, 2013 - Page 20

Golden State’s Andre Iguodala made a career-high seven three-pointers and scored 32 points as the Warriors beat Philadelphia 110-90 on Monday, inflicting a first loss of the season on the 76ers after three-straight wins.

Also on Monday, the Los Angeles Clippers had seven players reach double figures in beating Houston, Cleveland hung on to beat Minnesota by a point and Memphis rallied in the final quarter to beat Boston.

Golden State’s Stephen Curry had 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, but Iguodala rightly stole the headlines with a sensational performance, scoring 27 points and six three-pointers in the first half. He also made the best play of the season so far with a behind-the-back pass in mid air that hit David Lee in stride down the lane for a stunning assist.

Sixers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams missed 13 of 17 shots and scored 18 points.

Los Angeles’ J.J. Redick scored 19 of his 26 points in the first half to set up the Clippers’ 137-118 win over Houston, who suffered their first loss of the season.

Chris Paul added 23 points and 17 assists, Jamal Crawford had 21 points and Blake Griffin scored 18 for the Clippers, who led the entire game and tied a franchise record with 78 points in the first half.

Houston’s Dwight Howard finished with 13 points and nine rebounds after getting roundly booed in his first game in Los Angeles since leaving the Lakers and signing with the Rockets in the NBA’s biggest free-agent move of the summer.

The Clippers have won five in a row against Houston at home.

Cleveland held off a late Minnesota rally to beat the Timberwolves 93-92.

The Wolves trailed by 23 points in the third quarter and nearly erased that, but Kevin Love, the NBA’s leading scorer, missed a three-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining and the ball was tipped away as time ran out.

C.J. Miles scored 19 points and Kyrie Irving added 15 for the Cavaliers.

Kevin Martin scored 23 points to lead Minnesota, who won their first three games and were off to their best start since going 6-0 in 2001-2002.

Cavaliers rookie forward Anthony Bennett, taken with the No. 1 pick in the draft, missed all three of his shots and is none for 15 from the field this season. His only points have come on two free throws in the season opener.

Memphis’ Jerryd Bayless keyed a fourth-quarter rally, scoring all of his 15 points in the period to lead the Grizzlies over Boston 95-88.

Bayless was six of seven in the quarter to help Memphis erase a six-point Boston lead with just under nine minutes to play.

Zach Randolph and Mike Conley also had 15 points for Memphis.

Jeff Green led the Celtics with 22 points as Boston fell to 0-4 under rookie coach Brad Stevens.