Detroit 97, Golden State 104

Date - Wednesday, December 5, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #63 Derek Richardson, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 11128

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Golden State 21 19 39 25 104
Detroit 20 18 23 36 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Golden State 11-7 6-3 5-4 W1
Detroit 6-14 5-4 1-10 L1


Warriors 104, Pistons 97:
Klay Thompson broke out of a slump with 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting as visiting Golden State took over in the third quarter and held off Detroit.

Stephen Curry recorded his fourth straight double-double with 22 points and 10 assists while David Lee added 20 points and 11 rebounds for his second double-double in the last three contests for the Warriors, who exploded for 39 points in the third.

Tayshaun Prince scored 24 points, Rodney Stuckey had 17 off the bench and rookie Andre Drummond recorded 15 and 12 rebounds for the Pistons, who had their five-game home winning streak come to an end.

The Warriors led by two points at the half and quickly took control in the third, getting six points from Curry and eight from Thompson during a 16-7 run that saw them score on six straight possessions. Thompson and Curry buried back-to-back 3-pointers to give Golden State a double-digit lead at 64-52 that would stretch to as much as 79-61 on another 3-pointer by Thompson to close the period.

As well as the Warriors shot in the third quarter, Detroit was nearly as sharp late in the fourth. Trailing 94-77 after Curry’s 3-pointer with 5:35 left, the Pistons went on an 18-4 run and pulled within 98-95 after Prince’s 3-pointer with 1:07 to play.

But Jarrett Jack hit two free throws and Thompson made a steal, leading to two free throws by Curry as Golden State clinched it at the line.

Thompson totaled 19 points in the decisive third quarter. The second-year guard connected on just 11 of 35 shots (31 percent) in the previous two games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Warriors were playing the opener of a seven-game road trip. … Pistons G Brandon Knight went 1-of-9 from the field, including 1-of-7 from 3-point range. Knight missed three 3-pointers, had a shot blocked and committed a turnover in the final minute. … Prince was the only Detroit starter to reach double figures, but all four reserves scored at least 10 points for the Pistons.

Top Game Performances

Golden State   Detroit
Klay Thompson 27 Scoring Tayshaun Prince 24
Stephen Curry 10 Assists Rodney Stuckey 9
David Lee 11 Rebounds Andre Drummond 12
Harrison Barnes 6 Free Throws Made Rodney Stuckey 6
Stephen Curry 4 Steals Andre Drummond 1
Draymond Green 3 Blocks Andre Drummond 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Golden State 104 45.3 9-24 27-34 24 35 7 9 10
Detroit 97 44.3 6-21 21-31 22 44 5 4 17

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Pistons have a W/L % of .143 after a win and .385 after a loss.
  • Golden State will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn . The Warriors have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .857 after a loss.
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