The Sixers (15-37) will look to move past their worst loss of the season when they continue their three-game road trip against the Golden State (30-21) on Monday night.
Tipoff is set for 10:30 p.m. (CSN) at Oracle Arena.
Let’s take a closer look at the matchup:
1. On to the next one
At least the Sixers don’t have to wait long to put their latest -- and most embarrassing -- loss behind them.
The Sixers were blitzed from the start in a 123-78 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night. The defeat was the Sixers’ sixth in a row and worst since the 2006-07 season.
The numbers were flat out ugly. The Sixers shot 27.0 percent from the field and 10.7 percent from three-point range. They also allowed the Clippers to shoot 56.2 percent and were out-rebounded by 15.
The Warriors are trying to rebound from a loss in their last game as well. Golden State allowed the Phoenix Suns to shoot 53.8 percent of and make 11 three-pointers in a 122-109 loss on Saturday, its second defeat in the last three games.
2. Throwing a changeup
After having to deal with the Clippers’ assault on the rim, the Sixers now must switch strategies for the Warriors’ long-range threat.
The Sixers’ leaky perimeter defense must try to contain Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the rest of the Warriors’ shooters. Golden State is tied for second in the NBA with 9.3 three-pointers per game and three-point percentage at 38.1.
That’s far from good news for a Sixers team that allows a league-worst 9.5 three-pointers a night and gave up 15 shots from beyond the arc when the two teams met for the first time back on Nov. 4.
3. Andre the giant
One person that would like nothing more than to add to the Sixers’ recent misery is Andre Iguodala.
While the ex-Sixer has witnessed a significant drop in points, rebounds and assists this season, Iguodala is likely eyeing his former team as a chance to get his game rolling again. The forward had a season-high 32 points -- 27 in the first half -- during the Warriors’ 110-90 win at the Wells Fargo Center earlier this season to end the Sixers’ 3-0 start.
Much like the mission that failed miserably against the Clippers’ Blake Griffin on Sunday, the Sixers can’t afford to let Iguodala get into an early rhythm and ignite the rowdy crowd at Oracle Arena. Iguodala proved on Nov. 4 and throughout his career that if he starts off strong, it could turn into a good night for him.
Brandon Davies (finger), Nerlens Noel (knee) and Jason Richardson (knee) are out.
Warriors center Andrew Bogut (shoulder) is day to day and is questionable to face the Sixers.
Starting power forward David Lee (shoulder/out) is out for Monday’s game.
Festus Ezeli (knee) and Nemanja Nedovic (foot) are out.
5. This and that
• The Sixers are trying to avoid matching a season-worst seven-game losing streak.
• The Sixers are allowing 115.8 points per game during their current skid and have lost by an average of 19.0 points.
• The Warriors are third in the league in rebounding with 45.7 per game.
• Tony Wroten is averaging 18.2 points a night over his last five games.
• The Warriors rank 29th in the NBA in turnovers per game (15.8), behind only the Sixers (17.2).