03/24 22:04 CDT Curry returns to score 26 and Warriors beat Pistons
Curry returns to score 26 and Warriors beat Pistons
By ROB GLOSTER
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) --- Stephen Curry had 26 points, Klay Thompson added 24
and the Golden State Warriors rebounded a night after a blowout loss with a
121-114 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.
The Warriors fell 126-91 to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, but that was with
Curry resting on the bench. He came back strong against the Pistons, and Golden
State also got 14 points and 11 assists from Kevin Durant. Draymond Green added
14 points and eight assists.
The win moved the Warriors (50-23) back into the first seed in the Western
Conference by a half-game over the Nuggets (49-23). The Pistons slipped to
seventh in the Eastern Conference with the loss.
Blake Griffin had 24 points and eight assists to lead Detroit. Luke Kennard hit
three 3-pointers and had 20 points off the bench.
DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala sat out for the Warriors. Cousins is not
playing in any back-to-back contests this season while recovering from a left
Achilles tendon injury.
Green hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Warriors a 63-49 halftime lead,
and Golden State led 97-77 entering the fourth. The Pistons got within nine
points with five minutes left in the final quarter, but a long 3 by Curry gave
the Warriors back their double-digit lead until the final seconds.
Pistons: Have lost 13 of their last 16 against the Warriors. ... Andre Drummond
had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Warriors: After taking the previous night off, Curry scored the Warriors' first
eight points. ... With their 50th win of the season, set a franchise record
with six 50-win seasons in a row.
Pistons: Face the Nuggets on Tuesday night in Denver, where they have lost
eight of their last nine games.
Warriors: Travel to Memphis to face the Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Golden
State has won 14 of its last 18 games against the Grizzlies and returns to
Memphis on April 10 for its last game of the regular season.
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