The Golden State Warriors will try to end a 10-year drought in Detroit as they visit the Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Warriors, who have lost five straight on the road overall, haven’t won at the Palace since a 91-88 victory on Nov. 28, 1993. They have lost eight straight in Detroit, and 18 of the last 22 trips overall.
This meeting will mark forward Clifford Robinson’s return to Detroit, where he averaged 13.4 points in two seasons. The center was traded to the Warriors along with Pepe Sanchez for Bob Sura on Aug. 21, 2003.
Robinson had eight points, six rebounds and five assists in his first game against his former team, helping Golden State pull out an 87-85 home victory in overtime on Nov. 12.
The Warriors have lost four straight overall, and have been outscored by an average of 19 points during their five-game road skid.
Jason Richardson scored 25 points in Friday’s 97-79 loss in Washington on Friday. Richardson went 10-of-17 from the field, and has shot 54 percent (25-for-46) in his last three games.
The Warriors, who are playing the third of a five-game trip, are facing a Detroit team coming off its fourth straight victory—Friday’s 93-81 home win over the Phoenix Suns.
The Pistons have held 33 straight opponents below 100 points, tying the NBA single-season record set by the New York Knicks during the 2000-01 season. Detroit is the only team in the NBA not to give up 100 points this season.