The Warriors lost to the Pistons last night 111-104 and are still winless after six games. Rasheed Wallace, Rip Hamilton, and Tayshaun Prince all had 22 points for Detroit. Jason Maxiell helped out with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Maxiell continues to impress and fits the Detroit system perfectly with his rebounding prowess and strong defense.
Baron Davis led the Warriors once again with 29 points. He also played 45 minutes which is just too much for him. Al Harrington contributed 20 points along with four three-pointers. The Warriors had free throw problems again and were only 13-21 from the line.
The Pistons played without Antonio McDyess and Chauncey Billups. The Warriors were without forwards Stephen Jackson and Mickael Pietrus.
The Warriors took a 64-51 lead into halftime and the lead was as large as 22 points at one time. Detroit's comeback was led by Rasheed Wallace who was unstoppable as he had 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter alone. Golden State had serious trouble with Detroit's zone defense and only scored 40 points after halftime.
It seems to be the same old story each game for Golden State. They get outrebounded and shoot a dismal percentage from the free throw line in every game while Davis plays 40 plus minutes. Friday's game at home against the Clippers is a must-win as they embark on a long East Coast road trip starting on Sunday. They will play five games in seven days and must face tough teams such as the Celtics and Raptors. Wins will be tough to come by but there is hope as Jackson will be eligible to play starting Friday.