Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors Preview: Days of Future Past

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Two of the best young point guards in the NBA will do battle down at the Wells Fargo Center tonight. Sadly, there isn't much else to look forward to.

If you want to talk about He Who Shall Not Be Named, there's a post for that.

Instead, we're here to talk about the future. Tonight, there will be a professional basketball game played at the Wells Fargo Center between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Golden State Warriors. Our beloved Sixers are entering the contest on a seven-game losing streak, and are currently in the midst of a scoring drought of epic proportions.

To put things in the proper context, since the Sixers last scored 100 points, the Pope resigned, there was a blackout at the Super Bowl, and a 55-foot meteor exploded over Russia.

The Warriors are on a three-game slide of their own, but in the middle game of that stretch, point guard Stephen Curry put up 54 at Madison Square Garden. He very well could score 54 tonight, and that alone is reason enough to tune in tonight.

And unlike Mark McGwire, we're also here to talk about the past. Golden State won 96-89 in the first meeting between the two teams back on Dec. 28. Power forward David Lee led all players with 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Jrue Holiday (21 points, 10 assists) and Thaddeus Young (19 points, 10 rebounds) both finished with double-doubles.

Tonight also happens to be the 51st anniversary of the most amazing performance that ever took place on a basketball court (even more amazing than this). Barring Rock-and-Jock-like rules changes, no one will ever score 100 points in an NBA game again, so be sure to take a moment today to appreciate the greatness of one Wilton Norman Chamberlain.

Of course, this preview wouldn't be complete without the boilerplate reminder that once upon a time, the Golden State Warriors used to be the Philadelphia Warriors. If there were some way that we could exercise a long-dormant option switch franchises, now would be the time. But alas, we cannot. So instead, I will express my admiration for the Warriors (and disdain for the Sixers) in the form of a song...

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"Golden State's Appealing"
(set to the tune of "Gold on the Ceiling" by The Black Keys)

Down at the Well
Doug screams again
Down by twenty-four
My mind can't take much more
Where has Kwame Brown been...

We miss you, A.I....
We miss you, A.I.
Golden... State's appealing
I can't lie
Wish that team was still mine
They're going to beat us
I know why
Ain't no guard in my paint

The crowd has no love
For Bynum's hair
No reason to shout
Coach Collins just walked out
Where are you, Adam Aron?

We miss you, A.I....
We miss you, A.I.
Golden... State's appealing
I can't lie
Wish that team was still mine
They're going to beat us
I know why
Ain't no guard in my paint

We miss you, A.I....
We miss you, A.I.
Golden... State's appealing
I can't lie
Wish that team was still mine
They're going to beat us
I know why
Ain't no guard in my paint


They're giving out Chamberlain bobbleheads tonight, so check out TiqIQ Philadelphia 76ers tickets for the hook. And our friends over at Golden State Of Mind will give you the 411 from the Yay Area.

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