Thompson, Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Pistons 127-107

Thompson, Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Pistons 127-107
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) is fouled as he shoots against Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson (7) and center Andre Drummond, rear, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson didn’t much care for sitting out a game even if he knows it will probably help him in the long run.

He hung out in the locker room area Tuesday night watching with the video interns and drinking water and sports drinks to stay hydrated after dealing with an illness.

”It was a good time,” he said sarcastically.

Thompson certainly looked refreshed a couple of nights later.

He returned from that 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.

”It felt great to be out there. It was an unfamiliar feeling a couple nights ago,” Thompson said.

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 had 39 assists for their NBA-leading 27th game with 30 or more.

Thompson shot 9 for 15 after sitting out Tuesday night against Miami because he was worn down after playing two games despite not feeling well.

”He’s been playing a lot of basketball the last three years,” Curry said. ”He definitely had a nice little spring in his step.”

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