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Hello Motor City. Can the Warriors improve to a league best 38-3 against the Pistons tonight?

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Tip-off: 4:30pm PST
Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit
TV: CSN Bay Area, NBA TV
Radio: KNBR 680

Team Overviews

The Warriors finished strong Thursday night when the Lakers were in town. Curry had a highlight night with 26 points with a lot of help from the bench, which came up big. For Golden State to leave with a win tonight, they're going to have to avoid sloppy transitions. They've got the man power to pull it off, so let's make it happen.

Anybody catch that heartfelt letter Draymond Green wrote to Ben Wallace? Give it a read, Wallace was a huge inspiration to the heartbeat of our team.

The Pistons are trying to snap out of back to back losses. They had a close one in Memphis losing 103-101 against the Grizzlies. With all three of the Warriors losses so far this season taking place on the road, Detroit is looking to snatch a win against Golden State. Keep an eye out for Marcus Morris and Ersan Ilyasova who had great games against the Grizzlies.

Our Bigs may have to work overtime if Andre Drummond goes full beast mode on the Dubs. The Detroit center is averaging 17.8 ppg & 15.3 rpg.

Key to the game:
Don't Play Sloppy.

The Pistons are 13-6 at home, one of the better home records in the East. I get it, we're on the road, a time change may be a factor and our shots are not going in. As soon as the players and coaches realize that, make adjustments early. Play smart against Detroit and get the whole team involved. A handful of bench rotations may be needed to keep the ball moving our direction. Let's not underestimate this Detroit Basketball team, anything can happen!


Highlight Predictions

Spotlight on Stephen Curry. SC30 had a big game Thursday night against the Lakers dropping 26 points on LA. The fans are going to be out and about in The Palace of Auburn Hills to catch a glimpse of our superstar in the making.

Our Supporting Cast. Our bench came up big Thursday night against the Lakers. Two names come to mind: Leandro Barbosa came off the bench and dropped 15 points in 20 minutes. Shaun Livingston was the other guy that served up 17 points on the floor. What did I tell ya' about Festus Ezeli, just shy of a double double, our big man racked up 8 points and 8 rebounds. We're going to need more of this in tonights game.

The Black Falcon will Dunk tonight. Harrison Barnes is getting himself back in tip-top shape. He's made some great contributions since his return but something tells me he's going to treat us with something special tonight. You know, that highlight slam that'll get serious replay on Sports Center. Fly Black Falcon, Fly!

Klay's creepin' on a come up. Put Klay in that position and he can light it up on any given day. Can't forget his contributing factors in each game. He's averaging 20.7 ppg and playing 33.2 minutes these last 5 games. He had an insane night in Portland with a 36 point performance on the road. Looking to see him get hot tonight, especially on the 3-point line.

Win Prediction:
Warriors win a close one over the Pistons 111-108 improving to 38-3


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