The Warriors have danced with defeat too many times for comfort this season and Sunday at Oracle Arena they stumbled into a 115-107 loss to the Pistons.
Despite Klay Thompson’s game-high 29 points, 28 from Kevin Durant and 27 from Stephen Curry, the Warriors (4-3) were undone by 26 turnovers, a season-high.
Those turnovers led to 31 Detroit points, more than enough to offset advantages the Warriors had in rebounding (40-37) and shooting (57.1 percent to 46.2).
Durant did his part in trying to bring the Warriors back late in the game, scoring 13 points in the fourth quarter.
Durant’s line: 28 points (9-of-14 shooting from the field, 3-of-6 from the line, 2-of-3 from the line), six rebounds, four assists and two blocks. He played 36 minutes and finished plus-11 for his efforts.
After the Warriors took a 79-68 lead on a Curry layup with 3:34 left in the third quarter, Detroit reeled off a 33-9 run to go up 101-88 with 6:31 remaining.
Though the Warriors rallied in the fourth quarter, pulling to within two (103-101) with 3:39 to play before the Pistons pulled away down the stretch.
Curry’s free-throw streak this season ended at 52 when a third-quarter attempt after a technical foul bounced around the rim and out.
Warriors: No injuries were listed. C Damian Jones is on assignment with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors.
Pistons: No injuries were listed.
The Warriors took a flight to Los Angeles immediately after the game and will face the Clippers on Monday night at Staples Center. Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 6:30, with tipoff scheduled for 7:30.