Monday, February 19, 2018
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Fired-up Pistons take out Warriors

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope held his own against Stephen Curry for most of the night with 20 points as the Pistons handed the Warriors their second loss in three games, 113-95 Saturday.

Much of the pregame talk centered around how Caldwell-Pope would defend Curry. The Golden State star scored 38, but Caldwell-Pope gave the Pistons a boost offensively.

At 37-4, the Warriors reached the midway point of the regular season a win short of the best 41-game start in NBA history. The 1971-72 Lakers and 1995-96 Bulls started 38-3.

Detroit retired Ben Wallace's No. 3 jersey at halftime, and by that time the Pistons led 65-49 on a raucous night.

Drummond had 14 points and 21 rebounds, and Reggie Jackson scored 20 for Detroit. The Pistons had six players in double figures. Klay Thompson scored 24 for the Warriors.

Kobe skipping Rio: Kobe Bryant said he is removing himself from consideration for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team for Rio de Janeiro this summer, meaning the five-time NBA champion's retirement begins when his 20th season with the Lakers ends. "I've come to terms with the fact that they are the future of this game," said Bryant, a gold medalist in 2008 and 2012. "These are the guys who deserve the spots in Rio."

Game highlights: Jahlil Okafor had 25 points and 10 rebounds to help the host 76ers snap a four-game losing streak with a 114-89 rout of the Trail Blazers. … Paul Millsap scored 21 to go past 10,000 points for his career, leading Atlanta to a dominant second half in a 114-86 win over the visiting Nets.

Around the league: With former Florida star Joakim Noah (separated left shoulder) sidelined, the Bulls recalled forward Cristiano Felicio from Canton of the D-League.

Pistons 113, Warriors 95

GOLDEN STATE (95): Barnes 2-11 0-0 5, Green 1-7 2-4 5, Bogut 3-5 0-0 6, Curry 13-26 5-6 38, K.Thompson 8-18 7-8 24, Iguodala 0-3 0-0 0, Ezeli 4-8 2-4 10, Livingston 2-7 1-1 5, Barbosa 1-7 0-0 2, Rush 0-1 0-0 0, Clark 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-94 17-23 95.

DETROIT (113): Morris 6-14 3-4 16, Ilyasova 4-8 0-0 10, Drummond 6-20 2-6 14, Jackson 9-20 1-4 20, Caldwell-Pope 9-16 1-2 20, Johnson 3-7 1-1 8, Jennings 1-5 0-0 2, Baynes 6-6 0-0 12, Tolliver 1-3 3-3 5, Blake 2-2 0-0 6. Totals 47-101 11-20 113.

Golden State 30 19 25 21— 95

Detroit 27 38 20 28— 113

3-Point GoalsGolden State 10-26 (Curry 7-15, Green 1-1, Barnes 1-2, K.Thompson 1-5, Rush 0-1, Barbosa 0-2), Detroit 8-23 (Blake 2-2, Ilyasova 2-2, Johnson 1-2, Jackson 1-4, Morris 1-4, Caldwell-Pope 1-5, Jennings 0-2, Tolliver 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsGolden State 58 (Ezeli 10), Detroit 71 (Drummond 21). AssistsGolden State 18 (Green 9), Detroit 22 (Jackson 8). Total FoulsGolden State 16, Detroit 22. TechnicalsCurry, Green, Golden State Bench. A21,584 (22,076).

Hawks 114, Nets 86

BROOKLYN (86): Johnson 5-9 1-1 14, Young 8-12 2-4 18, Lopez 4-10 2-3 10, Sloan 1-5 2-2 4, Ellington 4-9 0-0 9, Larkin 2-7 0-0 5, Robinson 2-6 0-0 4, Bogdanovic 3-8 1-1 7, Karasev 0-0 2-2 2, Bargnani 3-5 0-0 6, Brown 1-5 1-2 4, Reed 1-2 1-4 3. Totals 34-78 12-19 86.

ATLANTA (114): Bazemore 6-9 0-0 15, Millsap 8-13 4-6 21, Horford 5-9 0-0 10, Teague 4-8 3-4 12, Korver 1-6 1-1 3, Sefolosha 2-3 3-4 7, Splitter 4-5 2-2 10, Schroder 6-9 1-1 15, Scott 1-5 2-2 5, Hardaway Jr. 4-5 0-0 8, Muscala 1-2 0-0 2, Holiday 0-2 0-0 0, Mack 2-3 2-4 6. Totals 44-79 18-24 114.

Brooklyn 23 25 20 18— 86

Atlanta 27 28 29 30— 114

3-Point GoalsBrooklyn 6-20 (Johnson 3-4, Larkin 1-3, Brown 1-3, Ellington 1-4, Bargnani 0-1, Sloan 0-2, Bogdanovic 0-3), Atlanta 8-29 (Bazemore 3-6, Schroder 2-4, Millsap 1-2, Scott 1-3, Teague 1-4, Hardaway Jr. 0-1, Sefolosha 0-1, Horford 0-2, Holiday 0-2, Korver 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsBrooklyn 44 (Young 7), Atlanta 48 (Schroder, Millsap 6). AssistsBrooklyn 22 (Sloan 12), Atlanta 34 (Schroder 10). Total FoulsBrooklyn 17, Atlanta 20. TechnicalsBogdanovic, Brooklyn defensive three second, Atlanta defensive three second 2. A17,052 (18,729).

Bucks 105, Hornets 92

MILWAUKEE (105): Antetokounmpo 4-10 6-6 14, Parker 7-9 1-2 15, Monroe 7-9 5-6 19, Carter-Williams 3-8 2-2 9, Middleton 11-16 2-2 24, Henson 2-4 2-4 6, Bayless 1-5 0-0 3, Vaughn 2-4 2-2 8, O'Bryant 1-6 2-2 4, Copeland 1-1 0-0 3, Plumlee 0-0 0-0 0, Ennis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-72 22-26 105.

CHARLOTTE (92): Hairston 4-10 2-4 11, Williams 5-11 2-2 14, Zeller 2-6 2-2 6, Walker 4-14 2-2 12, Batum 2-10 1-2 6, Kaminsky 5-12 0-0 12, Lin 6-13 3-4 15, Roberts 1-2 2-2 4, Hawes 3-7 1-2 7, Harrison 0-0 0-0 0, Daniels 1-1 0-0 3, Hansbrough 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 33-87 17-22 92.

Milwaukee 19 33 32 21— 105

Charlotte 29 19 23 21— 92

3-Point GoalsMilwaukee 5-12 (Vaughn 2-3, Copeland 1-1, Carter-Williams 1-2, Bayless 1-3, Antetokounmpo 0-1, Middleton 0-2), Charlotte 9-36 (Williams 2-6, Kaminsky 2-6, Walker 2-7, Daniels 1-1, Hairston 1-5, Batum 1-5, Hansbrough 0-1, Hawes 0-2, Lin 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMilwaukee 54 (Antetokounmpo 11), Charlotte 42 (Hawes 9). AssistsMilwaukee 23 (Bayless 6), Charlotte 27 (Batum 9). Total FoulsMilwaukee 15, Charlotte 20. A18,288 (19,077).

Sixers 114, Trail Blazers 89

PORTLAND (89): Aminu 1-5 0-0 2, Vonleh 3-5 3-4 9, Plumlee 4-7 4-7 12, Lillard 4-18 5-6 14, McCollum 6-18 0-2 13, Leonard 6-11 0-0 14, Davis 3-4 3-3 9, Crabbe 1-4 0-0 2, Harkless 1-3 0-0 2, Henderson 4-7 0-0 9, Frazier 1-3 1-2 3, Connaughton 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 34-87 16-24 89.

PHILADELPHIA (114): Sampson 1-4 1-2 3, Noel 2-4 0-0 4, Okafor 12-16 1-4 25, Smith 6-9 4-6 16, Canaan 5-10 2-3 14, Holmes 5-9 6-7 17, Covington 5-12 2-2 16, Thompson 1-5 0-0 3, McConnell 3-4 1-2 8, Marshall 2-3 0-0 5, Landry 0-0 3-4 3. Totals 42-76 20-30 114.

Portland 17 26 19 27— 89

Philadelphia 29 39 22 24— 114

3-Point GoalsPortland 5-29 (Leonard 2-6, Henderson 1-2, Lillard 1-6, McCollum 1-6, Vonleh 0-1, Crabbe 0-1, Harkless 0-1, Aminu 0-2, Connaughton 0-2, Frazier 0-2), Philadelphia 10-23 (Covington 4-10, Canaan 2-5, McConnell 1-1, Marshall 1-1, Thompson 1-3, Holmes 1-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsPortland 48 (Leonard 7), Philadelphia 57 (Okafor 10). AssistsPortland 17 (Frazier 5), Philadelphia 27 (McConnell 7). Total FoulsPortland 22, Philadelphia 25. A15,698 (20,318).

Celtics 119, Wizards 117

BOSTON (119): Crowder 9-18 2-3 22, Johnson 2-3 3-4 7, Sullinger 6-10 2-2 14, Thomas 6-14 15-16 32, Bradley 4-13 0-0 9, Smart 4-9 5-5 13, Turner 2-5 2-2 6, Olynyk 4-9 2-2 11, Zeller 0-2 0-0 0, Jerebko 2-5 1-2 5. Totals 39-88 32-36 119.

WASHINGTON (117): Oubre Jr. 4-11 1-1 10, Dudley 6-12 1-2 15, Gortat 9-14 0-0 18, Wall 12-25 11-13 36, Temple 2-8 7-7 12, Nene 2-4 3-4 7, Sessions 3-6 2-2 9, Neal 2-9 6-7 10, Blair 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-89 31-36 117.

Boston 24 30 29 36— 119

Washington 31 30 25 31— 117

3-Point GoalsBoston 9-29 (Thomas 5-7, Crowder 2-5, Olynyk 1-4, Bradley 1-6, Jerebko 0-2, Sullinger 0-2, Smart 0-3), Washington 6-22 (Dudley 2-6, Sessions 1-1, Wall 1-2, Oubre Jr. 1-4, Temple 1-5, Neal 0-4). Fouled OutSullinger, Dudley. ReboundsBoston 51 (Sullinger 9), Washington 56 (Gortat 11). AssistsBoston 27 (Crowder 6), Washington 25 (Wall 13). Total FoulsBoston 25, Washington 27. TechnicalsCrowder. A20,356 (20,308).

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