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Stephen Curry is again. However, his return was spoiled when the Warriors fell to the Pistons 111-102.

The 2-time MVP, who missed the final 11 video games as he recovered from a strained groin, failed to attach on his first three photographs — all 3-pointers — however then drove to the basket for an previous customary 3-point play on the primary possession of the second quarter. 

However, that did not cease a streaking Detroit workforce.

At one level within the second quarter, the Pistons led by as many as 11 factors and so they entered halftime with a 54-46 benefit. 

Detroit massive man Blake Griffin completed with a team-high 26 factors. Andre Drummond added a double-double with 16 factors and 19 rebounds whereas Stanley Johnson had 13 factors off the bench within the Pistons’ fifth consecutive win.

Curry completed with 27 factors in 37 minutes on 10-of-21 taking pictures. He knocked down three of his 9 3-point makes an attempt. 

Golden State coach Steve Kerr stated he may have finished a greater job dealing with the workforce’s rotations with Curry again on the courtroom. 

“I didn’t like our offense tonight. I’ve bought to do a greater job,” Kerr advised reporters after the loss (by way of The Mercury Information). “Tonight was most likely a sport that I can mark down as one in every of my worst performances as a coach, actually … We had some mixtures on the market that we hadn’t deliberate on going to that clearly weren’t efficient, and that is my fault.”

Kevin Durant led all scorers with 28 factors. 

Studs of the Evening

Knicks ahead Kevin Knox scored a career-high 26 factors, together with 5 3-pointers, off the bench as New York outlasted the Bucks in additional time, 136-134. 

John Wall poured in 30 factors within the Wizards’ win over the Nets. He additionally completed with 9 assists. 

Kawhi Leonard helped the Raptors proceed their scorching begin. He scored 34 factors in Toronto’s 106-95 victory over the Cavaliers.

Dud of the Evening

Whereas Wall had a scorching night time for the Wizards, D’Angelo Russell struggled to get issues going for the Nets. He scored simply eight factors within the 102-88 loss and was minus-20 when he was on the courtroom.

Highlights

Damyean Dotson made a 26-foot 3-pointer to place the Knicks up for good.

Griffin despatched Durant spinning on this play.

Hey Hayward! Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 30 factors within the Celtics’ 118-109 win and knocked down 4 of his 5 photographs from lengthy distance.

What’s Subsequent?

Clippers (15-6) at Mavericks (10-10), 7 p.m. ET — The Clippers moved atop the Western Convention on the heels of a four-game successful streak. Los Angeles will now should face Dallas on Saturday. The Mavericks have received seven of 9 and their final six video games on the American Airways Heart. 





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