NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Detroit|
(Monday, February 24th)
Final Score: Golden State 104, Detroit 96
Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Curry scored eight of his 19
points in the fourth quarter to lift the Golden State Warriors over the
Detroit Pistons, 104-96.
Curry added nine assists and eight rebounds for the Warriors, who have won
four in a row. Klay Thompson also tallied 19 points.
"I tried to press a little in the third quarter," Curry said. "It didn't work
out my way, so I tried to stay positive."
Jermaine O'Neal ended with 16 points and 10 boards for Golden State, which
started a six-game road trip on Monday. Jordan Crawford donated 15 points and
Andrew Bogut had four points and seven rebounds in his return to the lineup.
Greg Monroe had 23 points and eight boards for the Pistons, who have dropped
two straight. Josh Smith and Kyle Singler each tallied 18 points, with the
former also pulling down 11 rebounds.
Holding a 95-94 lead with 4:11 to play, the Warriors scored seven straight
points to put the game away. Curry tallied four points during the spurt that
O'Neal capped with a free throw for a 102-94 edge.
Singler made two free throws and Curry connected on a jumper to account for
the final margin.
"We took it to the finish line. We just didn't cross it," Pistons interim head
coach John Loyer said.
The Pistons led by as many as 10 in the first quarter before taking a 37-33
lead into the second.
Golden State scored the first eight points of the second frame to grab a 41-37
edge. The Warriors led for a majority of the period and held a 63-62 lead at
Detroit took an 83-81 lead following a third quarter that featured four lead
changes and three ties.
The Warriors have won six consecutive games over Detroit for the first time
since a seven-game streak from 1975-76 ... Bogut had missed the last seven
games with a shoulder injury ... Golden State's David Lee (illness) missed his
second consecutive game ... Harrison Barnes tallied 11 points for the
Warriors, who went 13-of-31 from beyond the arc ... Brandon Jennings had 11
points and 10 assists for the Pistons.
02/24 23:59:37 ET