Lowly Philadelphia 76ers scare champion Golden State Warriors before falling

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The 76ers scared the champion Warriors.

Matt Slocum

The Golden State Warriors survived on Saturday to improve to 43-4.

The opponent? The San Antonio Spurs? The Oklahoma City Thunder? The Cleveland Cavaliers?

None of the above.

How about the now 7-41 Philadelphia 76ers, who scared the daylights out of the reigning champs with a comeback that fell short when Harrison Barnes sank a last-second 3-pointer to give Golden State a 108-105 victory.

How close was it? The Warriors' Twitter account summed it up best:

The Warriors set a franchise low by hitting just one free throw -- out of two attempts -- in the game.

They scored 73 points in the first half without the benefit of a foul shot.

They appeared to have the game well in command, leading 91-72 entering the final quarter.

And then, somehow, the roles reversed.

The 76ers battled and scrapped and eventually tied the game at 105 when Ish Smith made a bucket off a steal with 22 seconds left.

Golden State, however, ran a sweet play, with Draymond Green finding Harrison Barnes in the corner with less than a second left.

Twitter, of course, had a field day.

 

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