By Steve Kelly

Last night’s Sixers-Warriors game by the Bay was the last of a six-game roadie for Philly.

And they have been decimated by dings and COVID.

And there is no such thing as a morale victory.

However, the Sixers gave the NBA-best Dubs a couple of scares until the cream rose to the top.

Stephen Curry and a smothering second-half defense shut down younger brother Seth and the undermanned 76ers.

Stephen scored 25 points to Seth’s 24, and the Golden State Warriors surged back after halftime to beat Philadelphia 116-96 for their fifth straight win.

Seth Curry, who had been questionable with lower back stiffness, started 4 of 6 and outscored big brother 17-14 in the first half. He wound up 8 of 16 from the floor, missing all five of his 3-point tries.

Danny Green made his first four shots and scored 10 points in 17 minutes. He returned for the Sixers after missing the previous four games and seven of the last 11 with tightness in his left hamstring.

“It’s just nice to have guys back,” coach Doc Rivers said.

The Sixers lost for the seventh time in nine games after winning at Sacramento on Monday.

Toscano-Anderson — a week ago out of the rotation — converted a go-ahead three-point play with 9:32 remaining and Golden State immediately forced a turnover before Otto Porter Jr.’s 3-pointer moments later.

“We were locked in,” Wiggins said. “We dug ourselves a little hole. We knew to get out of it we were going to have to play harder.”

Porter finished with four 3s and 12 points.

“The fourth was just a phenomenal defensive effort, 30-12,” Kerr said.

Draymond Green was hit with his fourth foul 3:10 before halftime but still contributed 10 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

Juan Toscano-Anderson came up big off the bench in the second half, scoring all of his 13 points to go with six rebounds and six assists.

“The energy, it’s contagious,” said Andrew Wiggins, who added 19 points.

Jordan Poole added 17 points and six assists for the Warriors. He beat the buzzer from halfcourt at halftime to get Golden State within 61-52. Stephen Curry was all smiles seeing one of his signature shots go down for the young guard.

The reigning scoring champion shot 9 for 16 with six 3-pointers and added 10 assists for the NBA-best Warriors (16-2). He and brother-in-law Damion Leemade consecutive 3-pointers over the final 39.4 seconds of the third to put their team ahead 86-84 going into the final 12 minutes.

“We were on our heels most of the entire first 18 minutes. Our identity is our defense. We can score with the best of them but we flipped the switch and got stops and made them take tough shots, especially in the second half and turned that into offense,” Curry said. “It was pretty impressive just the energy flip that happened after that first quarter.”

Toscano-Anderson and Gary Payton II, back after missing Sunday’s game to rest his repaired hernia, led the defense as the Warriors fought back from a 19-point, first-half deficit.

“We got great performances off the bench from Gary and Juan, two of our better defenders, and the defense led to the offense and the ball started to move because we were in transition,” coach Steve Kerr said. “It was a beautiful second half.”