NBA Game Summary - Detroit at Golden State
(Saturday, November 11th)
Final Score: Golden State 111, Detroit 79
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Baron Davis notched 20 points, nine assists and five steals as the Golden State Warriors pounded the Detroit Pistons, 111-79, at Oracle Arena.
"Tonight was one of those nights we were playing good defense and getting after it." Davis said.
Jason Richardson, who sat out Thursday's 121-116 victory over New Orleans/Oklahoma City after experiencing stiffness in his surgically-repaired left knee, posted 16 points and nine rebounds in his return.
Andris Biedrins and Mickael Pietrus both netted 13 points for the Warriors, who have won three of four. Monta Ellis scored 12 points and Troy Murphy added eight points and 10 boards.
Lindsey Hunter scored 14 points for the Pistons, who have split their last four games. Chauncey Billups, Tayshaun Prince and Jason Maxiell each had 11 points in the loss.
"It was ugly from the start," Billups said. "I think we just didn't take the challenge."
Detroit was without one of its top scorers as shooting guard Richard Hamilton missed the contest with a hyperextended right elbow.
Golden State exploded for a 29-8 run to open the game, capped by a pair of Richardson free throws with 3:29 remaining, and led 32-16 heading into the second.
The Warriors kept the momentum going through the second, as they opened the period on a 10-2 spurt capped by an Ellis layup. Golden State staked a 57-32 halftime advantage.
In the third, Golden State added six more points to its lead, and another in the fourth for the final margin.
Golden State guard Dajuan Wagner appeared in his first NBA game since Dec. 18, 2004 and scored four points...Detroit had a five-game win streak over the Warriors snapped...Golden State's previous victory in the series came on November 12, 2003, when the Warriors pulled out an 87-85 overtime decision at home...The Pistons had also won their last two in Oakland after losing four consecutive games to Golden State as the road team.
11/12 02:28:42 ET