Detroit big man Blake Griffin finished with a team-high 26 points. Andre Drummond added a double-double with 16 points and 19 rebounds while Stanley Johnson had 13 points off the bench in the Pistons’ fifth consecutive win.Curry finished with 27 points in 37 minutes on 10-of-21 shooting. He knocked down three of his nine 3-point attempts. Golden State coach Steve Kerr said he could have done a better job handling the team’s rotations with Curry back on the court. “I did not like our offense tonight. I’ve got to do a better job,” Kerr told reporters after the loss (via The Mercury News). “Tonight was probably a game that I can mark down as one of my worst performances as a coach, honestly … We had some combinations out there that we hadn’t planned on going to that clearly were not effective, and that’s my fault.”Kevin Durant led all scorers with 28 points. Studs of the NightKnicks forward Kevin Knox scored a career-high 26 points, including five 3-pointers, off the bench as New York outlasted the Bucks in overtime, 136-134. John Wall poured in 30 points in the Wizards’ win over the Nets. He also finished with nine assists. Kawhi Leonard helped the Raptors continue their hot start. He scored 34 points in Toronto’s 106-95 victory over the Cavaliers.Dud of the NightWhile Wall had a hot night for the Wizards, D’Angelo Russell struggled to get things going for the Nets. He scored just eight points in the 102-88 loss and was minus-20 when he was on the court.HighlightsDamyean Dotson made a 26-foot 3-pointer to put the Knicks up for good. Draymond Green injury update: Warriors F ‘unlikely’ to return on road trip Dotson drills the clutch go-ahead trey!#NewYorkForever 135#FearTheDeer 13438.5 to play in OT on #NBA League Pass: https://t.co/L3VurkatG8 pic.twitter.com/vMSZzQsuYx— NBA (@NBA) December 2, 2018Griffin sent Durant spinning on this play.Blake Griffin head fake and SLAM!#DetroitBasketball 24#DubNation 23💻📱: https://t.co/L3VurkatG8 pic.twitter.com/cQYP2ZneHA— NBA (@NBA) December 2, 2018Hello Hayward! Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 30 points in the Celtics’ 118-109 win and knocked down four of his five shots from long distance.Gordon Hayward (season-high 27 PTS) extends the @celtics lead from distance!#CUsRise 113#AllEyesNorth 1031:23 to go on @NBATV pic.twitter.com/DCW8BHD0FB— NBA (@NBA) December 2, 2018What’s Next?Clippers (15-6) at Mavericks (10-10), 7 p.m. ET — The Clippers moved atop the Western Conference on the heels of a four-game winning streak. Los Angeles will now have to face Dallas on Saturday. The Mavericks have won seven of nine and their last six games at the American Airlines Center. Warriors star Stephen Curry discusses his performance in return from injury But, that didn’t stop a streaking Detroit team.At one point in the second quarter, the Pistons led by as many as 11 points and they entered halftime with a 54-46 advantage. Related News Stephen Curry is back. But, his return was spoiled when the Warriors fell to the Pistons 111-102.The two-time MVP, who missed the last 11 games as he recovered from a strained groin, failed to connect on his first three shots — all 3-pointers — but then drove to the basket for an old fashioned 3-point play on the first possession of the second quarter.
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