Reviewing the Golden State Warriors’ 5-Game Road Trip

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Game 5

Nov 30, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Golden State Warriors guard

Andre Iguodala

(9) defended by Detroit Pistons forward

Caron Butler

(31) during the second quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The final game of the road trip was two days later against the Detroit Pistons, who are struggling to say the least.  Led by Stan Van Gundy, who picked the Pistons head coaching job over the Warriors, the Pistons were just 3-13 entering this one.  48 minutes later, they would fall to 3-14.

The Warriors completed the sweep, going a perfect 5-0 on the road trip.  They extended the win streak to nine and improved their record to 14-2 overall. Detroit led by three at the end of the first quarter, but the Dubs blew this one open thanks to a strong second quarter.  They outscored the Pistons 32-16 in the quarter and went into halftime with a 13-point lead.

This win was truly a team win.  There were no huge performances or flashy box scores, just quality team basketball and a strong defensive effort. The leading scorer was Draymond Green with 20, followed by Curry with 16 and then Thompson, Livingston and Speights with 15, 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Golden State held the opposing team to under 100 points for the fourth time in five games (Charlotte managed 101) and for the tenth time total on the season.

Curry tweaked his left ankle but x-rays came back negative.  The injury seems minor, and Curry is expected to play when the team is back at home to play the Magic on Tuesday. With the wins racking up, a new post-game tradition has been born.  Thanks to the social media accounts of Green, here it is: