OAKLAND — The Warriors hope to complete a sweep of their three-game homestand Sunday afternoon when they face the Detroit Pistons at Oracle Arena.
Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 4:30 p.m., with tipoff scheduled for 5:35.
The Warriors (4-2) have fallen behind by double digits in each of the past two games, against Toronto and Washington, before achieving victories with second-half rallies.
The Pistons (4-2) will be taking the court about 20 hours after becoming the first team this season to beat the Los Angeles Clippers, taking a 95-87 win Saturday night at Staples Center.
Warriors by 13.5
MATCHUP TO WATCH
Stephen Curry vs. Avery Bradley: No one in the NBA, not even plucky Clippers guard Patrick Beverly, defends Curry better than Bradley, a former Celtic. That’s one of the reasons the Warriors have tended to struggle with Boston. Expect Bradley to bring the same tenacity to the Detroit backcourt. Curry knows what’s ahead and will have to be on his game to win this battle.
Warriors: No injuries listed. C Damian Jones is on assignment with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors.
Pistons: No injuries listed.
The Warriors swept the two-game series last season and have won 11 of the last 12 meetings overall. They have won seven in a row in Oakland, the last loss coming on Nov. 13, 2008.
THREE THINGS TO WATCH
BALL PROTECTION: Only three teams average more turnovers per game than the Warriors (17.0), and a continuation of that habit could prove costly against the Pistons, who rank fifth in the league in points off turnovers. Meanwhile, the Warriors will try to turnover a Detroit team that has committed fewer giveaways (13.3) than all but one team.
THE STREAK I: Curry has made his first 50 free throws, the longest season-opening streak since Jose Calderon made his first 84 free throws in 2008-09. Curry’s career-best streak is 52, achieved in 2014-15. Warriors legend Rick Barry owns the longest streak in franchise history with 60, set in 1976.
THE STREAK II: Klay Thompson has made at least one 3-pointer in 60 consecutive games dating back to last season. It’s the 11th longest such streak in league history. Thompson also will conclude his Points with a Purpose campaign, during which he has pledged to donate $1,000 for each point he scores toward North Bay fire relief.
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