Game Preview: Pistons Host Warriors With Chance to Sweep Season Series for First Time Since 2008-2009
The Detroit Pistons(14-10) are crawling into tonight’s matchup against the Golden State Warriors(19-6) on a four-game losing streak. But, Detroit may have a chance against a battered up Warriors’ squad. The game begins at 7:00p.m.
The Pistons are skidding and have dropped four straight games, with their most recent defeat coming at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks. Andre Drummond was fantastic, but the rest of the Pistons were not. Drummond finished with 27 points, 20 rebounds, and six assists. Tobias Harris added 21 points in the effort, but help was not very present past Drummond and Harris.
Andre Drummond has been an absolute monster as of late, as he has averaged 17.5 points, 15.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 2.3 steals, and 1.2 blocks on 65 percent shooting from the field over his last five games.
The Warriors took down the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, 101-87, behind a stellar performance from the star player that is Kevin Durant. Durant posted a triple-double, scoring 35 points, corralling 11 rebounds, and dishing out 10 assists in the win. Not only were the Warriors without Stephen Curry with but Draymond Green did not play with a shoulder injury. Quinn Cook started in the place of Curry and finished with eight points, three assists, and three rebounds.
The Warriors, playing in the final game of their six-game road trip have yet to lose on the trip.
Stephen Curry, who is dealing with a right ankle injury, will be out tonight for Golden State. Patrick McCaw(concussion) is also out. Draymond Green is probable, as is Andre Iguodala.
Probable Starting Lineups
PG: Reggie Jackson
SG: Avery Bradley
SF: Stanley Johnson
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Andre Drummond
Golden State Warriors
PG: Quinn Cook
SG: Klay Thompson
SF: Kevin Durant
PF: Draymond Green
C: Zaza Pachulia
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