PHILADELPHIA -- Fifty years after Wilt Chamberlain did it by himself, a team of Warriors combined couldn't score 100 points.

Or even 90.

Golden State, without its starting point guard and facing arguably the league's best defense, shot just 40.2 percent Friday in a 105-83 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Sixers celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest offensive performances in NBA history, Chamberlain scoring 100 points in a game for the Philadelphia Warriors, by registering triple digits for the first time in 20 games. The Warriors? They celebrated Wilt the Stilt by going ice cold in the second half, totaling 36 points on 14-for-37 shooting after halftime.

"The whole game we were trading buckets," said forward Dominic McGuire, who started his second consecutive game. "The difference is, in the second half, they kept scoring and we didn't."

Stephen Curry (sprained right foot) was not in the rotation for the third consecutive game. After testing it during pregame workouts, it was obvious his sprained deltoid ligament had yet to heal.

Coincidentally or not, Golden State has failed to score more than 85 points without Curry in the lineup. During that stretch, the Warriors have shot 38.4 percent from the field. They're 9 of 52 from 3-point range in the three games since the All-Star break. That's 17.3 percent.

Before the All-Star break, the Warriors averaged 99.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting, including 39.6 percent from 3-point range.


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"It always hurts when you've got your star point guard out, your floor general," Dorell Wright said. "We've got our shooting guard running the point. But at the same time, that shouldn't be an excuse. We've got to find a way."

Forward David Lee led the Warriors with 24 points and 15 rebounds. Guard Monta Ellis had 20 points and seven assists. Wright -- 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting -- was the only other Warrior to register in double figures.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia had six players do so, led by 25 from reserve guard Lou Williams. Sixers forwards Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand combined for 26 points and 25 rebounds, helping Philadelphia win the battle of the boards 51-39.

"They got whatever they wanted," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "We didn't respond. They got 25 points (each of) the first three quarters, 30 the last quarter. That's not the defense that we play. It was a disappointing effort once again."

For a while, it looked as if the Warriors would be headed for another nail-biter. By forcing turnovers (seven) and competing on the boards (23-22), the Warriors hung close though Philadelphia shot 48.8 percent in the first half. Golden State trailed just 50-47 at the half.

The Warriors trailed 54-51 after an Ellis layup early in the third quarter. But Golden State's next five shots were jumpers, and they missed four of them. It allowed for an 11-3 Philadelphia run that put Golden State down 65-54.

"We battled in the first half, down three at halftime and we were happy with that," Jackson said. "I think at the start of the third quarter we didn't come out with force, and they took control of the game, and that's when they established their rhythm."

The Warriors trailed 75-65 entering the fourth quarter, but another scoring drought allowed Philadelphia to put the game away. Golden State missed six of its next seven shots.

The Sixers capped a 10-2 run by scoring eight points in just over a minute. Williams' 3-pointer put the Warriors down 85-67 with 8:20 left in the fourth.

  • Warriors power forward Ekpe Udoh banged his right knee early in the fourth quarter. He was slow to get up and left the game. He never returned, totaling just 48 seconds in the fourth quarter.

    Udoh finished with six points and two rebounds in 19 minutes. A team official said Udoh was fine. It was Udoh's left knee that he injured just before the All-Star break.

  • In his second consecutive start, McGuire played 29 minutes, totaling six rebounds and two blocks.

    It wasn't the standout performance he had against Atlanta on Wednesday, when he grabbed 15 rebounds in 36 minutes. But McGuire again did a solid job on the defensive end, helping hold Sixers All-Star Iguodala to 12 points on 5-for-12 shooting and no offensive rebounds.

  • Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob and ambassador Al Attles were part of a halftime presentation honoring Chamberlain.