Philadelphia -- Point guard Stephen Curry recorded his second career triple-double, but the star of the show in the Warriors' 110-90 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday was Andre Iguodala.
He had his breakout performance as a Warrior against his former team, totaling 32 points in just over 32 minutes. He made a career-high seven 3-pointers and dazzled the sparse crowd with some highlight-reel plays.
It was the first time Iguodala has scored at least 30 points since being traded by the 76ers to the Denver Nuggets in August 2012.
"It's no secret. You want to kill 'em," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said of the mindset when playing former teams. "You say all the right things beforehand just in case it doesn't work out. But the mindset is to make a statement. He's a heck of a basketball player."
Iguodala said: "I got a good look or two, and confidence started flowing. I wasn't even thinking about scoring. It just kind of happened liked that."
The Warriors couldn't have started the four-game trip better. Not only did they get the win, but their third blowout of the season also allowed the starters to sit out the fourth quarter. They should be well rested as the challenge picks up Wednesday in Minnesota.
The 76ers came into the game as the buzz of the NBA, having started 3-0 with impressive wins over Miami and Chicago. Point guard Michael Carter-Williams was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the first rookie since Shaquille O'Neal to receive the honor in his first week.
But by the time Golden State was done with the 76ers, they looked like the team most picked to finish at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. By the time Curry and Klay Thompson were done with Carter-Williams, he looked like a rookie who needs time to develop.
Curry attacked him relentlessly on offense, either losing him off the dribble or running him off screens. He set the tone for Golden State's vibrant ball movement, which had the offense clicking from the outset. Through three quarters, the Warriors had 98 points on 49.3 percent shooting with 25 assists on 37 made baskets.
On the other end, the Warriors dispatched Thompson to use his size and length to keep Carter-Williams out of the paint. Carter-Williams finished with 18 points on 4-of-17 shooting with four assists, six rebounds and six turnovers.
With the head of the snake in check, the 76ers managed just 35.2 percent shooting with a season-high 24 turnovers and a season-low 19 assists.
"I give them credit," Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. "They're a very underrated defensive team. ... They're noted for their offense, and they're noted for their barrage of 3-point threats and scorers, but they actually are an excellent defensive team with all the pieces."
The Warriors' once-16-point lead was whittled to 43-37 midway through the second quarter, but Golden State followed with a 23-5 run.
Iguodala got it started with a 3-pointer at the 6:21 mark. Three minutes later, he hit another 3-pointer to give Golden State a 55-40 advantage. The next time down, Iguodala caught a pass in the left corner and zipped it behind his back to David Lee for a layup.
"When I was here, that was just natural to me to make plays like that," Iguodala said.
Said Curry: "I've made some crazy passes before. I don't know how he even thought to do it. All the way at the 3-point line in the corner, he had to catch it in air and sling it at the same time. On target. That was pretty special."
The Warriors went into the locker room up 66-42. Curry, who had been struggling with his shot, took over to start the third. He opened the quarter with a jumper, a 3-pointer and a three-point play on a reverse layup. His free throw put the Warriors ahead 74-44 with not even two minutes elapsed in the period.
Eventually, Jackson took all the starters out except Curry, who was one rebound shy of a triple-double. Curry finally snagged his 10th rebound with 57.9 seconds left in the quarter, to go along with his 18 points and 12 assists.
"He's that close, give him a chance," Jackson said of his decision to leave Curry in the game.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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