Two days after breaking their six game losing streak the Detroit Pistons returned to the loss column by fading in the second half against the Golden State Warriors. David Lee had 24 points and Monta Ellis added 22 as Detroit blew a second half lead in a 99-91 loss. It was Golden State's first road victory of the season, while Detroit fell to 2-5 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Golden State put six players in double figures, but Lee was a devastating 10 of 12 from the field with six rebounds and three assists. Greg Monroe scored 25 points for the Pistons, while Tayshaun Prince had 20. Monroe did most of his work from the free throw line, where he was 13 of 14.
Golden State pulled in front on the strength of a 30-21 third quarter, erasing a four-point halftime deficit. The Warriors also outscored Detroit in the fourth quarter 25-22.