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Next up: Golden State

Essentials

  • Teams: Detroit Pistons (23-43) at Golden State Warriors (36-29)
  • Date: March 13, 2013
  • Time: 10:30 p.m.
  • Television: FSD Plus

What to look for

The Golden State Warriors finally defeated a team with a winning record. Considering the Dubs have positioned themselves to make the playoffs, one would think this would be par for the course, but not quite.

Prior to defeating the New York Knicks on Monday night, the State of the Warriors outlined the fact that Golden State had only registered two victories against teams with winning records since late January.

In addition, their last 10 games have been a little a subpar. They’ve won four of their last 10 contests.

Surprisingly, Golden State is the only Western Conference team projected to make the postseason with a negative scoring differential. And that’s despite their 29-point shellacking of the Knicks earlier in the week.

The Warriors have had some issues in their most recent stretch of games, but they are still a solid team capable of giving anyone a good run.

The frontcourt is difficult to deal with on the boards and also does a great job of creating scoring opportunities on the interior.

The backcourt might potentially be the best shooting guard tandem in the league. The moment that Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson get going, opponents might just as well turn off the lights and head home as New York found out Monday night.

The Splash Brothers (term coined by the folks at Warriors World) combined for 49 points with the help of a 10-for-17 shooting night from 3-point range.

The Pistons are coming into tonight’s contest having lost six straight games and will be looking to end this insufferable streak.

The last time these two teams met, Golden State was victorious at the Palace of Auburn Hills, but Detroit pounded them on the boards. Lawrence Frank’s group turned the ball over 17 times and allowed Curry and his teammates to get out in transition.

This is particularly pertinent because it allowed both Curry and Thompson to get a few open looks at the basket and they drilled 9-of-14 treys against the Pistons on December 5th.

With the Pistons making a full-fledged interior assault on the Warriors and the Dubs’ backcourt bombing from deep, tonight’s contest offers the potential for a lot of fireworks.

Both defenses have been mediocre for the most part, a characteristic that should give both teams ample opportunities to put up points on the board.

Read about the Warriors

Warriors World.

8 Comments

  • Mar 13, 20139:51 pm
    by GET WELL SUSAN

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    Okay with losing …. and I say that as a faithful Pistons fan for over 25 years … I wanna see more Middleton he has become the Bright spot

  • Mar 13, 201310:07 pm
    by baines

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    This ‘young guns’ back court duo of Curry and Thompson is going to be tough for our guards to handle.  This game is going to be real tough to win.  I guess we say that often lately!!

  • Mar 13, 201311:33 pm
    by gmehl

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    14-50 Charlotte
    18-47 Orlando
    21-42 Washington (New Orleans, Charlotte, Orlando, Phoenix)
    22-43 New Orleans (Washington, Minnesota, Cleveland, Phoenix, Sacramento)
    22-43 Phoenix (Sacramento, New Orleans, Washington twice, Minnesota twice)
    22-42 Cleveland (New Orleans, Orlando, Charlotte, Detroit)
    22-40 Minnesota (New Orleans, Sacramento, Phoenix twice, Detroit twice)
    23-43 Sacramento (Minnesota, New Orleans, Phoenix twice)
    23-43 Detroit (Cleveland, Charlotte twice, Minnesota twice)

    After today’s games with Washington winning and Sacramento being up by 43 points we are left with the above standings. As you can see i have put in brackets the teams with a worse record than Detroit that play each other. I havent put Detroit’s result up yet because its looking like it could go either way. So where are we going to end up guys??

  • Mar 14, 201312:34 am
    by GET WELL SUSAN

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    Can’t lie losing hbad prt … poor coaching and lack of effort is the back part …. 

  • Mar 14, 201312:42 am
    by Lorenzo

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    Boy…looks like the last third of the season is going to wind down on a very, very, low note.

  • Mar 14, 20131:14 am
    by Brandon Knight

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    Watch them give Brandon Knight an “F” for not playing. SMH!

  • Mar 14, 20131:25 am
    by tarsier

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    Sacramento and Washington each gain a game on Detroit. Good stuff. The Pistons are slowly falling through the standings. The third worst record, while unlikely to be obtained, is certainly not out of reach. That would be good enough for a 96% chance at a top 5 pick.

  • Apr 26, 20134:57 am
    by price of silver

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    I am thinking when platinum will go up again.

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