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By: Ana Kieu
It just wasn’t the Golden State Warriors’ night as they lost their second straight game in a 111-102 loss to the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday.
The Warriors were prepared and ready to go from the get-go or at least they seemed to be a prepared group of players prior to the tipoff against the Pistons. The Warriors’ starting five featured Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Jonas Jerebko and Damian Jones.
Both teams were tied at 24 apiece at the end of the first quarter.
The Pistons, however, picked up the pace in the second quarter and outscored the Warriors 30-22. This allowed the Pistons to lead the Warriors 54-46 at halftime.
Of course, halftime doesn’t last forever, so the Warriors had to head back onto the court to show the Pistons what they got. Klay Thompson shined in the third quarter as Vintage Klay came out to play. At the time, Thompson had 21 points and tied his career-high for most consecutive 20-point games with his eighth consecutive 20-point performance. Moreover, you can’t forget about Steph Curry, who made a good amount of 3-pointers.
The Warriors trailed the Pistons 85-78 at the end of three quarters.
The Warriors continued to hustle in the fourth quarter in hopes of finishing the game with a win, but that didn’t happen. Sure, there were solid efforts by Curry, Thompson, Durant and vice versa, but the Pistons had the upper hand and picked up yet another impressive win. This time, it was over the defending NBA champions.
The Warriors fell to the Pistons 111-102 for their second straight loss. Durant led the Warriors with 28 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Curry had 27 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks. Thompson had 21 points and 8 rebounds. Jones had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Andre Iguodala had 4 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Jerebko had 4 points and 4 rebounds. Jordan Bell added 4 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
The Warriors continue their road trip against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, December 3 at 4:30 pm PT.