Golden State Warriors vs. Detroit Pistons: Early game alert

Golden State Warriors, (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Golden State Warriors will host the Detroit Pistons on Sunday at Oracle Arena. Here’s what you need to know:

Fresh off a hard-earned victory over John Wall and the Washington Wizards, the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors will close out their first 3-game homestand of the 2017-18 regular season with a contest against the visiting Detroit Pistons.

The Warriors’ win-loss record currently stands at 4-2 after winning the past three games — two of which have been at Oracle Arena. The Dubs will have a chance to push their home record to 3-1 (haha) if they can pull off a win against Detroit.

While it’s true that the Pistons will be heading into Oakland on the second night of a back-to-back, they’ll also be coming off a 95-87 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, who were previously undefeated up until Saturday.

If the Warriors get off to a rough start against the Pistons like they did against Washington on Friday, they could be in for another incredibly long night before heading into LA on Monday.

Game Details

Golden State Warriors vs. Detroit Pistons

Tip-Off: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. PDT

Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA

TV: NBC Sports Bay Area

Radio: 95.7 The Game, Warriors Radio Network

Projected Starting Lineups

Detroit Pistons

PG: Reggie Jackson

SG: Avery Bradley

SF: Stanley Johnson

PF: Tobias Harris

C: Andre Drummond

Head Coach: Stan Van Gundy

Golden State Warriors

PG: Stephen Curry

SG: Klay Thompson

SF: Kevin Durant

PF: Draymond Green

C: Zaza Pachulia

Head Coach: Steve Kerr

Injury Report

GSW: No injuries listed. Knock on wood.

DET: No injures listed.

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Keys to the Game

One of the main keys to defeating the Pistons: limiting Tobias Harris. Harris is currently their most effective scorer, averaging 21.7 points on 52.5 percent shooting from the field and 48.6 percent shooting from behind the arc.

In addition, Detroit ranks fifth in points off turnovers (20.7) and ninth in second chance points (13.8), while the Warriors currently give up the fifth-most points off turnovers (20.8) and the fourth-most second chance points (15.7).

If the Warriors can keep their turnover count down and avoid giving up second chances to the Pistons, they’ll for sure finish out this homestand undefeated.

(All game information provided via Warriors PR)