The Warriors got out to a 10-3 start and it was essentially all she wrote. At least they let the fans know they could go to bed early. Steph Curry, Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr. did anything they wanted to do all game long. Draymond Green made slick back-door pass after slick back-door pass and disrupted Detroit’s offense as well. We will let the final score of 118-91 do the explaining.
Isaiah Stewart impressively blocked a Curry layup and an Eric Paschall jump shot in the first half, and overall played good ball on defense and the boards. Fellow rookie James Wiseman got him a few times in the post, although Isaiah had his positive moments too.
Jerami Grant only played 28 minutes and scored 18 on eight shots. Jerami was Jerami, but he didn’t get much help anywhere.
Josh Jackson wasn’t awful and brought the energy (and nearly ended Wiseman with an emphatic dunk attempt over him). His decision-making left much to be desired, although we are learning to take the good with the bad.
Wayne Ellington was the hottest shooter in the world the last couple of weeks but the touch left him in this game. Wayne was held scoreless. The Warriors schemed against him and he only got a few good looks. Though Ellington can drain the tough ones, it was not happening tonight. Are we having second thoughts about the Ellington shooting statue outside LCA?
We had a Rodney McGruder sighting. He scored eight points in garbage time.
If you watched the Warriors telecast like I did, it was well worth it for the Klay Thompson interview in the second half. Well worth it.
The Pistons will be better against the Denver Nuggets on Monday.