76ers clamp Curry in win over Warriors.

 76ers clamp Curry in win over Warriors.

The Philadelphia 76ers put on a defensive clinic as they held Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors to just 96 points in a 107-96 victory on Monday night.

Curry, who had been on a tear in recent games, was held to just 28 points on 9-of-28 shooting from the field. The 76ers threw a variety of defenders at him, including Ben Simmons, Matisse Thybulle, and Danny Green, and made it difficult for him to get into a rhythm.

But it wasn’t just Curry who struggled against the 76ers’ defense. The Warriors shot just 38.8% from the field and 25.9% from beyond the arc, as Philadelphia’s length and athleticism disrupted their offense all night.

On the other end of the floor, the 76ers were led by Joel Embiid, who had 28 points and 13 rebounds. Tobias Harris added 25 points and seven rebounds, while Simmons chipped in with 12 points, six rebounds, and six assists.

The win was a statement victory for the 76ers, who improved to 28-13 on the season and remain atop the Eastern Conference standings. It also showed that they have the defensive chops to compete with the best teams in the league, as they held the Warriors to their lowest point total of the season.

For the Warriors, the loss was a reminder that they still have work to do if they want to be considered among the elite teams in the league. Despite Curry’s heroics in recent games, they still lack consistent scoring options outside of him, and their defense remains a work in progress.

But for one night, it was the 76ers who stole the show with their suffocating defense and balanced scoring attack. If they can continue to play at this level, they will be a tough out come playoff time.