Pistons shock Golden State, 76ers notch rare win

The Detroit Pistons condemned the Golden State Warriors to just their fourth loss of the season, prevailing 113-95 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

On a night where Pistons legend Ben Wallace saw his jersey retired, Detroit Pistons took full advantage of some terrible shooting from the Warriors.

Stephen Curry was outstanding again as he scored a game high 38 points, but he was one of too few Warriors capable of hitting their mark with any consistency, finishing the game with a field goal percentage of 36.2 per cent.

Reggie Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 each while Marcus Morris chipped in with 16 to lead the Pistons to the most unlikely of victories.

The Clippers saw their 10-game winning streak shattered by the Sacramento Kings, going down 110-103 at the Staples Center.

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DeMarcus Cousins was outstanding for the victorious Kings, notching a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

He received generous support from teammates Rudy Gay and Ben McLemore who shared the scoring load with 18 and 15 points respectively, while the Clippers’ JJ Redick dropped a game-high 22.

The Philadelphia 76ers won just their fifth game of the season as Jahlil Okafor hit 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead his side to a 114-89 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Khris Middleton scored 24 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks see off the Charlotte Hornets 105-92 while the Atlanta Hawks were too good for the struggling Brooklyn Nets, winning 114-86.

The Memphis Grizzlies accounted for the New York Knicks 103-95, the Utah Jazz got the better of the Los Angeles Lakers 109-82, while the Boston Celtics edged the Washington Wizards 119-117 to improve their season record to 22-19.

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