The Warriors send the Pistons down to defeat 127-107

January 12, 2017

Golden State Warriors, NBA

by Jerry Feitelberg

The Golden State Warriors, after a very close first half, outscored the Detroit Pistons 41-19 in the third quarter to defeat the Pistons 127-107. The Warriors and Pistons played a very highly contested first half that was featured by 21 lead changes. The Dubs finished the first half leading 60-58

The third quarter belonged to the Warriors. They scored 41 points to put the game out of reach. The Warriors Big Three, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson all scored more than 20 points in a game for the 13th time this season, and they have won all the games when that happens. With the win, the Dubs improve to 34-6 while Detroit drops to 18-23.

Game Notes and Stats- The Warriors shot 56.2% from the floor and made 15 3-point shots in 29 tries. They had good ball movement as they recorded 39 assists. It was the 27th game this season that they have scored 30 or more assists in a game. They continued to play defense, They had 14 steals and 4 blocks in the game. They outran the Pistons as they outscored the Detroiters 29-2 on fast break points. Kevin Durant scored 25, Steph Curry 24, and Klay Thompson 23. Detroit had 5 players in double points. Marcus Morris 21, Tobias Harris 18, Andre Drummond 12, Reggie Jackson,14 and the 7 foot 3 inch Boban Marjonavic had 13.

The Warriors are off until Monday. The face the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena. Game time is at 5 pm.

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Retired pharmacist who now has a career as a sports writer and broadcaster

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