OAKLAND — Kevin Durant returned from missing one game with a leg injury to finish with 29 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Philadelphia 76ers 135-114 on Saturday night for their sixth consecutive win.
Draymond Green contributed 10 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks and two steals. Stephen Curry added 22 points and nine assists to surpass the 4,000-assist mark for his career and Klay Thompson scored 23 as the Warriors pulled away in the second half.
Durant sat out Wednesday’s win against the Timberwolves with a bruised left thigh but hardly showed any signs of an issue. Curry, sporting new cornrows in his hair, briefly went to the locker room early in the second but returned.
JJ Redick scored 17 points to lead the Sixers.
The Warriors have won by 17 or more points in each game of this winning streak.
Golden State built its first double-digit lead of the night at 86-76 on Nick Young’s 3-pointer with 4:14 left in the third, and rolled from there, getting another quick 3 by Young, one from Curry and a Durant jumper.
The Warriors won their ninth in a row against the Sixers and sixth in a row at Oracle Arena.
76ers two-way player James Michael McAdoo received his Warriors championship ring in a pregame ceremony. He was cheered when he checked in for the first time midway through the fourth.
Coach Steve Kerr texted with him leading up to the game.
“I’m thrilled that he was here, and I thought it was a great gesture by the Sixers to make sure he was here,” Kerr said. “I know he’ll get a huge ovation from the crowd tonight; he deserves it.”
76ers: The Sixers forced Golden State into eight first-quarter turnovers. ... Philadelphia shot 51.9 percent in the first half to stay within 65-64 at the break.
Warriors: Andre Iguodala, who started in Durant’s place Wednesday, was out for rest. ... Curry moved into a tie with Guy Rodgers for 10th place on the franchise list for all-time games played at 587. Those two are the only Warriors to reach 4,000 assists, Rodgers with 4,855. ... The Warriors blocked 11 shots, their 12th time in 13 games with at least seven blocks.
76ers: At the Clippers on Monday.
Warriors: Host Orlando on Monday night seeking a ninth consecutive win vs. the Magic.