The Golden State Warriors won on their visit to the Motor Town 105-102 despite significant casualties from Stephen Curry (bruised hip) and Draymond Green (hip contusion).
Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins took a step forward against the Pistons with 32 and 27 points respectively. Poole, who had 21 of his 32 goals in the first half alone, added 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 13 of 22 on shooting from the field.
“I am very proud of Jordan (Poole). He’s had problems in the last few games, but he was focused from the start, ”said Steve Kerr.
Those of Oakland arrived at the last quarter with a advantage of +16 points; however, they suffered in the final stretch with the Pistons on their heels and with options to win the duel through two triples missed by Jerami Grant and Frank Jackson.
“I’ll be honest. That pitch was the best decision I’ve made tonight. I thought I was going to get in, “admitted a Frank Jackson with 27 points as a substitute.
The No. 1 in the 2021 Draft, Cade Cunningham, contributed 19 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals; and his teammate Jerami Grant scored another 19 points.
The Pistons have only obtained four victories at the start of the season, but three of them have come in the last five days, so they arrived in a good moment of form. “We have to find a way to get some wins in a row,” said the rookie.
Other highlights of the visitors were Gary Payton II, starter with 12 points; Kevon Looney had 12 rebounds and 2 assists; and the substitute Nemanja Bjelica reaped 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal with 5/8 attempts.
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