Warriors hold off Sixers 106-104 to snap three-game skid

Philadelphia 76ers' Dario Saric, left, and Golden State Warriors' Ian Clark reach for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Philadelphia 76ers' Dario Saric, left, and Golden State Warriors' Ian Clark reach for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 29 points on his 29th birthday, Klay Thompson added 28 and the Golden State Warriors used a frenetic fourth-quarter rally to snap a three-game skid and beat the Philadelphia 76ers 106-104 on Tuesday night.

Dario Saric intentionally missed his second free throw with 2.6 seconds remaining to try to give the Sixers one last shot, but Curry secured the ball.

Curry struggled to knock down open 3-pointers again but came through from deep with 5:38 left and again with a key baseline 3 at 3:42. Matt Barnes hit one a minute later from the opposite corner for a 104-99 lead.

Curry’s jumper with 9:55 to play pulled the Warriors within 90-86 after Golden State trailed 90-78 to begin the final quarter. Draymond Green’s 3 at 8:04 made it a one-point game, and Shaun Livingston gave Golden State the lead the next time down.

Green had 20 points, eight assists, eight rebounds and six blocks for the Warriors, who trailed by as many as 16 in the third.

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