Bey Area: at the buzzer, the Pistons knock off the Warriors!

Bojan Bogdanovic’s 10 points made it 25-15 for the Pistons but the Anthony Lamb – Ty Jerome duo brought the Warriors to a draw (26-26). Detroit’s 67% address, however, allowed them to respond with an 8-0 (34-26).

Lacking energy at the moment, the Warriors clawed their way back into the game thanks to 8 straight points from Jordan Poole and a 1-2-2 zone defense to regain the lead by starting the second quarter on a 13-4 (39 -38)! With every Golden State burst, the Pistons responded with a long distance basket from Bogdanovic, Diallo or Bey while Killian Hayes was chained to the caviars. Logically, Detroit leads at the break (60-56).

At the exit of the locker room, the two teams attacked the circle. Jalen Duren and Iasiah Stewart showed all their power while Draymond Green and Kevon Looney were more technical (74-70). As in the first half, every time the Warriors got back a possession, metronome Bojan Bogdanovic gave his team a breather. Looney needed a dominant rebound to keep the Warriors in the hunt (91-88).

The 7-0 Golden State ended with a dunk from Klay Thompson in transition after a forced shot from Jaden Ivey finally gave the advantage to the locals (99-98). The Pistons responded again with an 8-0 run before Klay Thompson’s eight straight points launched money time (108-107).

If Jordan Poole wakes up, Bojan Bogdanovic continues to be the difference maker with an award-winning shot and two assists for Burks and Bey that put Detroit at +5 with 80 seconds on the clock (117-112). However, Klay Thompson was able to tie the Warriors by scoring seven straight points (119-119). But with one second to play, Saddiq Bey nailed it at Chase Center to deliver a deserved win for the Pistons.

WHAT YOU SHOULD REMEMBER

– Tired warriors. It was the sixth game in 11 days for Golden State, still without many players. After their double overtime victory over the Hawks on Monday in which four of their keepers played more than 44 minutes, the Warriors struggled to match the young Pistons. Despite Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson’s explosion in the final quarter, Golden State ran out of juice. Donte DiVincenzo’s lack of activity is also symbolic of collective fatigue.

– Breathtaking last four seconds. At -3 with 4 seconds to play, Steve Kerr unleashed a magnificent system, getting the Pistons’ defense off-foot to give up a plateau 3-pointer to Klay Thompson who didn’t hesitate. The only downside was that the Pistons had one second left to win the game. As the Warriors defend the throw-in to perfection, Killian Hayes finds Saddiq Bey at the five-second mark and the latter sends a prayer that falls into the circle at the buzzer!

Convincing return for Killian Hayes. Suspended for the last three games, the French leader lacked rhythm and success (9 points, 3/12 on shots) but he still performed his role as a leader to perfection. Killian Hayes set up his team’s play, able to force the pick & roll to serve up Jalen Duren, but also set up Bojan Bogdanovic in semi transition. He delivered 13 assists while not dropping the ball. That’s his most assists in a game.

TOPS/FLOPS

Bojan Bogdanovic. The Croatian was the Pistons’ metronome throughout the game. He scored at least 5 points in each quarter, including several key baskets to keep the Warriors from getting back in front, to finish with 29 points on 10/15 shooting.

Jalen Duren. The rookie used all his physical power to finish the double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds) and weighed in the game.

Anthony Lamb – Ty Jerome. The two “two-way contracts” scored 15 points off the bench.

✅ ⛔Klay Thompson–Jordan Poole. Short on their shots for three quarters, the two backs woke up at the best time. Especially Thompson who had 17 of his 30 points in the final quarter. Poole finished with 24 points.

Draymond Green. The Golden State taulier was ejected with 90 seconds left in the game for a second technical foul.

THE FOLLOWING

Golden State (20-19) : meet at the Chase Center on Saturday with a reception in Orlando.

Detroit (11-30): trip to San Antonio on Friday.

Golden State / 119 Shots Bounces
Players minimum Shots 3 points LF Or D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Score
D. Green 30 2/4 0/2 0/0 2 6 8 7 0 0 2 1 0 4 16
K. Looney 28 4/6 0/0 0/0 6 9 15 2 4 2 2 2 -5 8 25
K. Thompson 34 11/23 3/10 5/5 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 1 0 30 24
D. DiVincenzo 34 2/4 1/3 0/0 0 3 3 3 2 0 3 0 -14 5 6
J. Poole 34 9/22 3/10 3/3 1 4 5 6 2 0 3 0 +4 24 19
A. Lamb 28 6/9 3/5 2/2 0 2 2 2 4 0 1 0 +2 17 17
P. Baldwin Jr. 11 1/3 1/3 2/2 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 -3 5 7
T. Jerome 27 7/11 3/4 1/1 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 -2 18 16
Mr. Moody 15 3/5 1/3 1/2 0 2 2 4 2 0 1 0 +3 8 10
45/87 15/40 14/15 9 31 40 31 20 3 14 4 119 140
Detroit / 122 Shots Bounces
Players minimum Shots 3 points LF Or D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Score
B. Bogdanovic 33 10/15 5/6 4/5 0 4 4 5 1 2 0 0 +5 29 34
I. Stewart 31 6/14 1/7 0/0 2 5 7 1 1 0 2 1 +4 13 12
J. Duren 32 8/8 0/0 2/3 5 6 11 0 2 0 3 0 +5 18 25
J. Ivey 27 5/14 1/4 1/4 2 4 6 5 2 1 0 0 -3 12 12
K. Hayes 35 3/12 1/4 2/2 0 2 2 13 2 1 0 0 +12 9 16
S. Bey 29 6/17 4/10 1/1 0 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 -3 17 12
A. Burks 31 4/8 2/3 5/6 1 3 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 15 20
H. Diallo 18 2/3 1/1 1/2 1 3 4 0 2 1 3 0 -5 6 6
R. McGruder 5 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
45/92 16/36 16/23 11 30 41 29 11 9 8 1 122 140

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