ORACLE ARENA, OAKLAND, CA — This is a continuation of the halftime recap of the Detroit Pistons at the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors took a 60-58 lead into halftime.
Both teams traded buckets early on, with Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson supplying the offense for the Warriors with a reverse on the break…
…while Marcus Morris and Tobias Harris countered.
Thompson hit a three, but Zaza Pachulia and Durant made bad turnovers and Reggie Jackson made the Warriors pay with a triple, although Andre Drummond missed two from the charity stripe.
Draymond Green made both of his to take a 70-65 margin, then took a charge on Jackson.
At the other end, Klay broke down the left side, getting into the paint but with a terminated dribble, found a cutting Green, who then found a cutting Stephen Curry, who got in the air for a layup and changed his mind to dish back to Draymond.
Green immediately fed Thompson back out at the left arc, and he drilled a trey…
…to give Golden State a 73-65 with 7:07 remaining, Detroit’s head coach Stan Van Gundy calling a timeout.
Not long after, Pachulia got a strip of a Drummond drive, then KD hit a catch-and-shoot triple from Steph’s drive and Van Gundy called another timeout after the Pistons had trouble getting a shot off on the next sequence.
Stanley Johnson buried two triples, but Andre Iguodala also hit two, and the Warriors crept ahead, 91-73, approaching two minutes.
Out of the timeout, JaVale McGee threw down a lob with two hands with Green supplying the assist, Curry stepped back for a three that barely moved the net, giving the Warriors a 98-75 lead with 49 seconds remaining and with 4.2 seconds to play, Steph scissored through the Detroit defense and dished back out to Ian Clark, wide-open on the left side for a splash.
That gave Golden State a 101-77 lead heading into the final frame. Curry led the way with 24 points, 6 assists, 5 steals, and 8 turnovers, while Klay had 21 points on 8-for-12 shooting, and Durant added 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists.
Warriors lead Pistons 101-77
At full speed McGee pass from Draymond for the dunk 103-77
Sloppy possession by Warriors, Morris was fouled by McGee he makes both 103-79
Draymond missed three, Boban with the putback 103-81
Warriors empty trip, Morris drilled a three 103-83
Klay fouled missed free throws****
Morris with another made three 103-86 9-0 run
TO Warriors with 9:12 left
Out of timeout Green with the nice bounce pass to Andre for the dunk 105-86*****
Morris answered with a lay up 105-88
Livingston with a jumper 107-88
Hilliard made a jumper for the Pistons 107-90
Klay missed jumper from left, Pistons missed, Livingston w ith pull up 109-90
Klay with the break ball to Andre fouled on the pass, Out of the inbound Klay made the foul line jumper 111-90 Warriors
Boban fouled made both free throws 111-92
KD with jumper 113-92 turnover by Detroit
Timeout 5:49 mark
Anderson Varejao in for his for action of the night
Livingston with the automatic mid-range jumper 115-92
Boban off his own miss tipped in 115–94
Varejao fouled who made both free throw 115-96
KD answered with another three 118-96
Baynes made a chippy 118-98
Livingston scored again jumper 120-98
Varejao made the layup and the free throw 122-98
Looney and McCaw also
Hilliard made jumper for Detroit 122-100
Both team traded misses.
Livingston called for goaltending 122-102
Clark made a jumper 124-102
Clark fouled by Baynes
Timeout 1:30 left 124-102 Warriors
Clark went 1 for 2 125-102
Ellinson with the 3 for Pistons 125-105
Varejao with the nice bounce pass to Looney for the dunk 127-105
Baynes dunked 127-107 which closed out scoring
Final Warriors win 127-107