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Warriors cruise over Pistons 113-95

  • Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala (9) and Stephen Curry, right, celebrate a score by Curry against the Detroit Pistons during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Stephen Curry had 25 points and eight assists, helping Golden State build a 19-point first-quarter lead before sitting out the final 12 minutes of the Warriors' 113-95 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

David Lee added 17 points and nine rebounds, while Klay Thompson had 14 points for the Warriors, who have won five straight over the Pistons.

Curry scored 12 points as part of a 19-4 run in the third quarter then sat out the entire fourth quarter when Golden State coach Mark Jackson emptied his bench.

Detroit's Andre Drummond had 16 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight double-double and fourth in seven games.

Golden State led by as many as 29 points, shot 60 percent for the game and outrebounded Detroit 43-34. That helped offset 23 turnovers, 22 of them over the final three quarters.

DOUGLAS OUT FOR 2 WEEKS

The Warriors will be without backup point guard Toney Douglas for at least two weeks due to a stress reaction in his left tibia, the club announced Tuesday night.

Coach Mark Jackson said that Douglas, who has averaged 16 minutes off the bench over the club's first seven games, has been playing with pain in his lower leg for awhile, but an MRI revealed the stress injury. He will be reevaluated after two weeks of rest.

Jackson said that Andre Iguodala would assume some of the backup point guard minutes behind starter Stephen Curry and that second-year man Kent Bazemore would be the next option, with rookie Nemanja Nedovic also a possibility.

Douglas, 25, signed a free agent contract with the Warriors in July. He was averaging 6.4 points and 1.6 assists in seven games.


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