The Warriors and their ten-man rotation competed down to the final buzzer on Friday, earning a 105-102 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
Despite lack of available bodies and 19 turnovers, the Dubs’ defense held the Pistons to 40 percent shooting from the field and 33.3 percent from 3-point range. And while the Warriors held their biggest lead of the night entering the fourth quarter (16), the Pistons made a push in the final minutes of regulation to rally to a single possession contest.
The Warriors held the Pistons to 40 percent and below from the field in each frame of Friday’s contest. This season, the Dubs have maintained the best defensive rating (98.8) and have outrebounded their opponent in every game except four this season. In Friday’s matchup, the Warriors outrebounded the Pistons 48-35 off the glass.
The 14-2 Warriors head back to The Bay for a three-game holiday homestand, beginning with a Sunday night showdown against the Toronto Raptors (NBCSBA, 5:30 p.m.)