Oct.30 - SportLand: Squandering a 14-point lead due to careless play and sloppy turnovers, the Warriors found themselves trailing late in the fourth quarter to the Detroit Pistons. But in those closing moments, Kevin Durant tried valiantly to help the Warriors, as they had done against the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards earlier this week, steal another victory in the game’s final minutes with an impressive stretch of basketball.
Though the effort came up short an the Warriors lost the game, Durant’s domination in the game’s later stages was quite impressive and showed that killer instinct or closer mentality he brings to the Warriors.
Now, don’t think that Durant’s contributions were limited to the just fourth. Two of his 28 points came on this thunderous dunk late in the second quarter.
But it was still a relatively quiet first half for Durant, totally only 11 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists while Stephen Curry (20 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds) and Klay Thompson (13 points) did more to give the Warriors their five-point halftime lead. Durant had another quiet quarter in the third, scoring only four more points to bring his total up to 15. Meanwhile, the Pistons continued to climb back into the game, holding the lead by a single point as the game moved into the fourth quarter, a Golden State Warriors community says.