Tayshaun Prince turned in a season-high 20 points and Greg Monroe scored 25 — his fourth game topping 20 points this season — but the Detroit Pistons still fell at home to the dismal Golden State Warriors, 99-91 on Sunday night.
The Pistons took a 48-44 lead into halftime but coughed up 55 points in the second half, as the Warriors pulled away for a relatively easy victory.
Ben Gordon had 15 points and six assists for Detroit, while Rodney Stuckey posted 14 points and six assists of his own. Despite that, Detroit fell to 3-10 on the season.
Pistons’ Bad Boy: Prince.
Monroe probably could be in this spot just about every game, but Prince has been a disappointment for much of the season so far. Even in a loss, his performance was somewhat promising. But at some point, the Pistons need to establish some consistent scoring. This on-again, off-again work from Prince, Jonas Jerebko and some of the bench guys won’t cut it.
Running on Empty: Brandon Knight.
Knight has done an admirable job in the Pistons’ starting lineup, but you have to wonder if Rodney Stuckey might reclaim his starting role and send the rookie back to the bench soon. Knight had just eight points in 40 minutes.
The Final Countdown: The Pistons don’t have any sure victories on their schedule, so it’s hard to let one get away against a fellow bottom-feeder like Golden State — especially since the Warriors were without point guard Stephen Curry. Detroit did not have Will Bynum, Charlie Villanueva or Damien Wilkins, but this one still stings. Next up: A road back-to-back at Houston and Minnesota, starting Tuesday night.