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
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.
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.