Wednesday, December 8 2021

Through 3 Quarters

The Golden State Warriors are on the road but looking no worse for wear. After three quarters it’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Detroit Pistons as Golden State lead 86-72.

Shooting guard Jordan Poole has led the way so far for the Dubs, as he has 26 points along with six boards. Detroit has been relying on point guard Frank Jackson, who has 18 points, and shooting guard Cade Cunningham, who has 13 points and six assists in addition to five rebounds.

the Pistons have lost 91% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this year, so this one seems just about wrapped up

Who’s Playing

Golden State @ Detroit

Current Records: Golden State 13-2; Detroit 4-10

What to Know

The Golden State Warriors’ road trip will continue as they head to Little Caesars Arena at 7 p.m. ET Friday to face off against the Detroit Pistons. These two teams come into the game bolstered by wins in their previous games.

Golden State didn’t have too much trouble with the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road on Thursday as they won 104-89. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the third quarter to overcome an 81-68 deficit. The Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry did his thing and shot 9-for-16 from downtown and finished with 40 points and six assists.

Meanwhile, Detroit was able to grind out a solid victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, winning 97-89. The top scorers for the Pistons were power forward Jerami Grant (19 points) and shooting guard Cory Joseph (18 points).

Barring any buzzer beaters, Golden State is expected to win a tight contest. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (8-4-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.

The wins brought Golden State up to 13-2 and Detroit to 4-10. A couple offensive stats to keep an eye on: The Warriors come into the contest boasting the highest field goal percentage in the league at 47.40%. On the other end of the spectrum, the Pistons have only been able to knock down 40.80% percent of their shots, which is the lowest field goal percentage in the league. We’ll see if Golden State’s 6.60% advantage translates to a win.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Little Caesars Arena — Detroit, Michigan
  • TV: Bally Sports – Detroit
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $43.98


The Warriors are a slight 2-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Warriors as a 9.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Golden State have won seven out of their last 11 games against Detroit.

  • Jan 30, 2021 – Golden State 118 vs. Detroit 91
  • Dec 29, 2020 – Golden State 116 vs. Detroit 106
  • Jan 04, 2020 – Detroit 111 vs. Golden State 104
  • Mar 24, 2019 – Golden State 121 vs. Detroit 114
  • Dec 01, 2018 – Detroit 111 vs. Golden State 102
  • Dec 08, 2017 – Golden State 102 vs. Detroit 98
  • Oct 29, 2017 – Detroit 115 vs. Golden State 107
  • Jan 12, 2017 – Golden State 127 vs. Detroit 107
  • Dec 23, 2016 – Golden State 119 vs. Detroit 113
  • Jan 16, 2016 – Detroit 113 vs. Golden State 95
  • Nov 09, 2015 – Golden State 109 vs. Detroit 95

Injury Report for Detroit

  • Chris Smith: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
  • Isaiah Livers: Out (Foot)
  • Kelly Olynyk: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for Golden State

  • Andre Iguodala: Out (Hip)
  • Stephen Curry: Out (Hip)
  • Draymond Green: Out (Thigh)
  • Otto Porter Jr.: Out (Foot)
  • James Wiseman: Out (Knee)
  • Klay Thompson: Out (Achilles)



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