Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 2/27

Game 1: Sunday, February 27th
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Warriors88
Game 2: Wednesday, March 9th
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Pistons92

Warriors 88

(19-42, 8-24 away)

Pistons 92

(37-22, 21-7 home)

Coverage: FSBAY

7:30 PM ET, March 9, 2005

The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI

1 2 3 4 T
GS 19 23 28 1888
DET 22 22 30 1892

Top Performers

Golden State: B. Davis 21 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast

Detroit: T. Prince 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

Five score in double figures to beat Warriors

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Tayshaun Prince and Antonio McDyess scored 20 points each as the Detroit Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak with a 92-88 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.

The Pistons lost the final three games of a six-game West Coast trip, but were able to beat Golden State to extend their season-best home win streak to eight. The Warriors are 2-4 on their eight-game road trip.

Baron Davis tied the game at 88 with a 3-pointer with 1:48 to go, but after both teams missed on their next possessions, Rasheed Wallace's jumper put Detroit up two with 44.2 seconds left.

Former Michigan State star Jason Richardson was fouled 6 seconds later, but missed both free throws, and Prince put the game away with a driving layup at the other end.

Richard Hamilton added 14 points for Detroit, which had five players in double figures, and Ben Wallace had 16 rebounds and seven points despite playing with a sore foot.

Davis led the Warriors with 21 points, while Mike Dunleavy had 15.

Detroit led by as many as 11 in the first half, but Golden State narrowed the gap to 44-42 at the intermission despite missing 10 of 11 3-point attempts in the first two periods.

The Warriors went ahead early in the third, and the teams traded leads for most of the period. The Pistons finally took a 74-70 edge on McDyess' tip-in with 0.4 seconds left.

Detroit scored the first two points of the fourth, but the Warriors responded with a 9-0 run that included six points from rookie Andris Biedrins.

The Pistons came back with a 9-1 surge to lead 85-80 with 4:46 left, but couldn't hold the advantage.

Game notes


The teams wore throwback jerseys, with Detroit donning its late-70s lightning bolt uniforms, while Golden State wore "The City" jerseys from the 1960s. ... Ben Wallace missed 5 of 6 first-half free throw attempts, but hit two with 2:21 left in the game. ... Pistons coach Larry Brown picked up a third-quarter technical for arguing a call.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GS
DET
Points 88 92
FGM-FGA 33-77 (.429) 29-77 (.377)
3PM-3PA 6-22 (.273) 2-8 (.250)
FTM-FTA 16-21 (.762) 32-43 (.744)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 7-33 19-52
Assists 17 21
Turnovers 9 10
Steals 4 5
Blocks 5 4
Fast Break Points 14 10
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (1/0) 18 (1/0)
Largest Lead 3 11

Top Performers

Golden State
Detroit
Baron Davis Davis
Points: 21
Reb: 1
Ast: 4
Stl: 0
Blk: 0
Tayshaun Prince Prince
Points: 20
Reb: 6
Ast: 5
Stl: 2
Blk: 0