Curry, Durant, Thompson with 20-plus points to beat Pistons
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson returned from a one-game absence for rest and scored 23 points with four 3-pointers in another balanced Golden State performance as the Warriors beat the Detroit Pistons 127-107 on Thursday night.
Stephen Curry scored 24 points, Kevin Durant had 25 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and Draymond Green dished out 13 assists for his fifth game in the last eight in double digits.
Marcus Morris scored 21 points and Tobias Harris had 18 to lead the Pistons, who lost their second straight game.
Curry, Durant and Thompson scored at least 20 points in the same game for the 13th time this season. The Warriors notched their NBA-leading 27th game with 30 or more assists.
Thompson shot 9 for 15 after sitting out Tuesday night against Miami because he was worn down after playing through illness for two games.
“It’s good for me in the long run. It’s been a long couple of years,” Thompson said.
Ian Clark hit 3-pointers 7.9 seconds apart in the final minute of the opening period and finished with 14 points for his second consecutive game in double figures and ninth in all.
The Warriors won their seventh straight at home against the Pistons dating to Feb. 27, 2010. It is Golden State’s longest home winning streak against Detroit, topping a six-game run from 1974-76.
The 21 lead changes in the first half were the most in any half this season, the Warriors said, citing research by the Elias Sports Bureau.
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