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Preview: Warriors take on Pistons in second game of back to back


2023-24 Detroit Pistons Media Day Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors have little time to lick their wounds following a defeat last night to their former rival Cleveland Cavaliers, as they’ll be tipping off in a few hours against the Detroit Pistons.

That’s right, the very team they traded former #2 overall draft pick James Wiseman to. Will this be a night of vengeance for Wiseman? And more importantly, will the Warriors avoid having back-to-back losses for the first time this season?

Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers

When: November 6th, 2023 | 4:00 PM PT

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area

Radio: 95.7 The Game

Last night the Warriors got waylaid by the height and length of the Cavs, particularly on the glass where Cleveland had a +10 rebounding advantage. Later today they’ll have to deal with a Pistons team that definitely has some quality play going on at the center position.

Jalen Duren in particular has been a problem, averaging 14.3 points and 11.5 rebounds on 66% shooting from the field.

Here’s what Morten Stig Jenson of Forbes Sports had to say about his strong start to the 2023-2024 campaign:

The Detroit Pistons didn’t enter the 2023-2024 NBA campaign with high expectations. However, given the play of second-year center Jalen Duren, perception of the club that finished dead-last a season ago is on the threshold of changing.

Duren, still just 19 years old, has played nothing short of spectacular basketball...He’s been a dominant presence in the paint on both ends of the floor, showed a surprising playmaking element he didn’t have last season, and has taken on a larger offensive role.

Interestingly, Wiseman hasn’t seen much on the floor as a Piston. He’s only played in one game so far, where had four points and four fouls in six minutes. That’s a tough pill to swallow for Wiseman fans in Golden State and the Detroit hopefuls holding out faith that Wiseman will eventually round into a quality asset.


Who ya got, Warriors or Pistons?

This poll is closed

  • 93%
    The Dubs will refuse to lose two in a row
    (62 votes)
  • 6%
    Second night of a B2B is tough, plus there’s the Wiseman revenge factor
    (4 votes)
66 votes total Vote Now

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