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Stephen Curry Closes Out Pistons With Clutch Takeover

Curry Turns Tide With 9-0 Fourth Quarter Run

Stephen Curry scored 13 points in the fourth quarter, including a personal 9-0 run in the Warriors' 113-109 victory over the Detroit Pistons at Chase Center on Friday.

Team Leaders
GSW
PointsReboundsAssists
Curry - 26Jackson-Davis - 9Podziemski - 5
Thompson - 19Curry - 6Curry - 4
Kuminga - 11Kuminga/Paul - 6Paul/Thompson - 4
DET
PointsReboundsAssists
Cunningham - 30Duren - 12Hayes - 5
Knox II - 18Bogdanovic - 5Bogdanovic/Cunningham - 3
Duren/Burks - 13Cunningham - 5Ivey/Knox II - 3

DOWN TO THE WIRE
The Warriors took their largest lead of the game (11 points) in the fourth quarter but a 10-0 Pistons run cut the lead to one with 4:20 remaining. A 3-pointer by Bojan Bogdanovic extended Detroit's run to 19-7 and gave them their first lead since the first quarter.

CURRY THE CLOSER
After the Pistons took the lead in the fourth quarter, Stephen Curry went on a personal 9-0 run to help the Warriors seal the game. Curry hit back-to-back lethal stepback splashes to extend his rank atop the NBA in 'clutch time' points, field goals and 3-pointers. 

Stephen Curry nails it from behind the arc

KUMINGA’S 15TH STRAIGHT GAME IN DOUBLE FIGURES
Jonathan Kuminga donned a new look with his shaved haircut but came with the same consistent production on Friday. Kuminga scored 11 points in the first half, clinching his 15th consecutive game in double figures. 

Big dunk from Jonathan Kuminga

BENCH BIGS STAND OUT
Dario Šarić (12) and Trayce Jackson-Davis (8) combined to score 20 of the Warriors' 21 bench points in the first half. Saric's 12 points and five made field goals led all scorers and Jackson-Davis was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field, including finishing an alley-oop off the backboard. 

Šarić finished as the Warriors' leading scorer off the bench with 17 points and three 3-pointers, while Jackson-Davis nearly had a double-double (11 points, 9 rebounds).

Dario Saric nails it from behind the arc

CHRIS PAUL EXITS WITH HAND INJURY
Chris Paul injured his left hand in the third quarter of Friday's contest, going for his own offensive rebounding and colliding with Detroit's Jaden Ivey. He would not return, finishing with eight points, six rebounds, four assists and two made 3-pointers. 

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UP NEXT 
The Warriors will continue the homestand against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

MORE NOTABLES:

  • The Warriors improved to 11-9 at home and 17-18 overall. 
  • The Warriors swept their season-series with the Pistons 2-0
    • Golden State has won 11 of its last 14 home games vs. Detroit and six of the last eight overall.  
  • Golden State concluded its sixth back-to-back set of the season… They will play nine more back-to-backs this season. 
  • The Warriors held the Pistons to an opponent season-low-tying 46 first half points (12/23 vs. POR). 
  • The Warriors bench outscored their opponent for the 28th game this season (out of 35). 
  • Tonight marked Golden State’s league-leading 28thClutch Game of the season (14-14 in those games). 
  • Golden State recorded a season-low-tying three steals (four times). 
  • Tonight marked the Warriors 497th consecutive sellout, the longest streak in franchise history… The streak matches the Kings for the sixth-longest in NBA history… Golden State’s current sellout streak is the third-longest active streak in the league, trailing Dallas and Miami.  
  • Stephen Curry recorded his 23rd game of 25-or-more points this season… He scored 14 of his 26 points in the game’s fourth quarter.
    • He’s tallied 25-plus points in four-straight games, averaging 29.3 points per game over that span. 
  • Brandin Podziemski recorded his eighth game with at least 10 points, five rebounds and five assists, a mark leading all rookies.
    • He’s scored in double figures in 10 of the last 11 games including the last eight consecutively. 
  • Chris Paul left the game due to injury with 5:39 to play in the third quarter and did not return (fractured left hand). 
  • Kevon Looney extended his combined games-played streak to 263 (regular season and playoffs), the second-longest active streak in the NBA (Mikal Bridges) and the seventh longest such-streak in franchise history… He extended his regular season games-played streak to 228, the ninth-longest streak in franchise history and the second-longest active streak in the NBA (Mikal Bridges). 
  • Trayce Jackson-Davis has scored in double-figures in eight of the last 10 games.
    • He led all Warriors with nine rebounds. 
  • Jonathan Kuminga scored in double-figures for the 15th consecutive game, extending a career best streak.  
  • Dario Šarić tallied his eighth game of 15-or-more points this season.



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