Bey with buzzer beater 3-pointer for Pistons as they edge Curry-less Warriors 122-119
The Detroit Pistons defeated the Golden State Warriors 122-119 on Wednesday night thanks to Bey's buzzer beater 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds left.
Detroit snapped the season-high winning streak of the injury-riddled reigning champions at five games. The two-time NBA Finals MVP Stephen Curry will have another examination on Saturday after missing his 10th straight game due to a partially dislocated left shoulder.
Bogdanovic led six Pistons in double figures with 29 points after making his first five 3-pointers and one with 3:42 remaining. Bey finished with 17 points after making a crucial 3-pointer late.
Dwayne Casey, the coach of the Pistons, remarked that Saadiq "popped back to get open and had the presence of mind to get it off quickly."
With 27 seconds left, Thompson grabbed a defensive rebound, but Jordan Poole lost possession of the ball before the Warriors could try a shot. The Warriors were heading for overtime for the second straight game after holding off Atlanta 143-141 in double overtime on Monday night until Thompson scored on a layup with 40 seconds left to draw Golden State to 117-116, then delivered again.
Thompson missed his first six 3-point tries then hit two big ones down the stretch on the way to 30 points, but the Warriors couldn't make the key defensive plays late on the perimeter against Detroit's shooters. Thompson made a go-ahead dunk with 7:33 to play and finally hit his first 3-pointer with 5:15 remaining coming off his season-best 54-point performance against the Hawks.
Draymond Green was ejected with 1:24 to play for his second technical of the game.
Poole added 24 points in his seventh straight 20-point game to go with six assists and five rebounds as the Warriors dropped to 17-3 at home as their six-game winning streak at Chase Center ended.
Jalen Duren added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons, coming off a 135-106 loss at Portland on Monday night.
Ty Jerome scored 18 points off the bench for undermanned Golden State, and Anthony Lamb added 17 more points.
The Warriors' switching defense was breached by Bey, according to Lamb: "He had just enough time to get it off, a turnaround shot, a beautiful shot by him."
After serving a three-game suspension for his behavior during Detroit's scuffle with Orlando last week, Killian Hayes returned to the starting lineup with 6:21 remaining and produced 13 assists and nine points.
Pistons: Wrap up a five-game trip at San Antonio on Friday night.
Warriors: Host Magic on Saturday night having lost two straight meetings but with wins vs. Orlando in the last nine at home.