Saddiq Bey, Cade Cunningham lead Pistons past defending champ Warriors

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Posted at 9:37 AM, Oct 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-31 09:37:17-04

DETROIT (AP) — Saddiq Bey scored 28 points, Cade Cunningham was an assist short of a triple-double and the Detroit Pistons beat the defending champion Golden State Warriors 128-114 on Sunday night to end a five-game losing streak.

Cunningham had 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to help the Pistons won for the first time since their opening game. Isaiah Stewart added 24 points and 13 rebounds as Detroit’s starters scored 111 points.

Steph Curry had 32 points and Jordan Poole added 30 for Golden State, coming off a 120-113 overtime loss in Charlotte on Saturday. The Warriors played without Klay Thompson (rest).

Golden State led by 10 early in the second quarter, but the Pistons responded with a 29-9 run to take a 10-point lead of their own. Stewart had 15 points and seven rebounds in the first half, including a rare 3-pointer to put Detroit up 63-55 at halftime.

Curry was 3-8 on 3-pointers in a 15-point half, but the rest of the Warriors went 1-13 from behind the arc. Golden State had a 22-12 edge on points in the paint, but Detroit’s jump shooting gave them a decided edge.

The Pistons kept rolling in the third quarter, starting with an 11-2 run to go up by 17, 74-57.

Poole, though, scored 12 points in 52 seconds — a three-point play and three 3-pointers — to cut it to 79-72.

Detroit regained the momentum when Cunningham blocked Curry at the rim and tapped the loose ball to Ivey, who drove the length of the floor for a dunk.

Poole had 18 points in the quarter, but the Pistons outscored Golden State 37-36 to take a 100-91 lead. The Warriors never made a significant run in the fourth.


Warriors: Poole and Curry outscored their teammates 62-52 in the first three quarters. Their fellow starters — Draymond Green, Kevan Looney and Andrew Wiggins — combined for 19 points on 7-of-24 shooting.

Pistons: Detroit had more points in the first three quarters (100) than they averaged in four losses (96.3) to the Warriors over the last two seasons. ... Rookie C Jalen Duran left in the fourth quarter with a left leg injury.


Warriors: At Miami on Tuesday night.

Pistons: At Milwaukee on Monday and Wednesday nights.