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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Warriors' offense, Ben Simmons and the Sixers knew the possibility of a Golden State comeback was real.

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Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

After missing five consecutive games on Clippers eight-game losing streak, guard Patrick Beverley is planning his return against Knicks on Monday, league sources tell ESPN. He's been out with a sore right knee.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

What did playing the Warriors twice in a week show Brett Brown? "That you're not that far off. They are the clear-cut league's best, but we can play with them."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers coach Brett Brown believes fatigue from the recent West Coast trip contributed to the third-quarter disparity that led to his team's loss Saturday ... but so did his opponent. "They're the NBA champion with all four All-Stars, and we felt every one of them tonight."

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

After allowing Sixers to score 47 in first quarter, Warriors return the favor with their own 47 total in the third. Sixers only scored 15. Golden State lead 99-89.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Warriors start the third quarter off outscoring Sixers 33-16. Just like that, they're only down four after facing a 22-point halftime deficit.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

After being down 22 at the half, the Warriors have started the third on a 23-11 run to trim the deficit to eight with 5:59 left in the quarter. Sixers can't quite retake the momentum.

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Stay away from Rodney Hood right now. Flammable.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

For the fifth time this season -- and third time in the last five games -- the Boston Celtics have dug themselves a 16-point hole. They've rallied back to win three of the previous four games and are within six at the intermission in Atlanta. Halftime: Hawks 50, Celtics 44.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers put up 47 first-quarter points on the Warriors. They're up 19 going into the second. Had a lead big as 21 at one point.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Philadelphia has jumped out on Golden State, leading 38-20 with three minutes left in the first.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Already several special moments for this Sixers crowd halfway through the first quarter, and they feature the young stars, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Embiid opened the scoring less than 30 seconds in with a dunk after a feed from Simmons. Then Embiid got fans roaring with a 3, before Simmons followed that up with a dunk of his own.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid hits a 3 to put the Sixers up 18-11. Warriors coach Steve Kerr calls timeout. Embiid encourages the crowd to get into the game. Electric atmosphere thus far.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Draymond Green picks up a technical after arguing a foul against him and the crowd here in Philly goes crazy.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Two of the NBA's biggest stars have drawn quite the crowd during warmups in Philly. Steph Curry in the foreground, Joel Embiid way in the corner.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he was able to glean anything from the way the Celtics beat Golden State on Thursday, Sixers coach Brett Brown said, "I'm always paying attention to the Celtics. There's toughness there." It's Boston's physicality that Brown believes is worth emulating against the Warriors' potent offense.