Thursday, November 15, 2007

Warrior Game Exciting, But Ends In Disappointing Loss

Last night (Wednesday night) Darcy and I drove out to The Oracle Arena in Oakland for the second time in five days. Saturday night it was Billy Joel, but this time it was to see the Warriors take on the Detroit Pistons. This game is Detroit's only visit to Oakland this season, and is one of only two regular season meetings between the two teams.

The Warriors were desperate for their first win of the season and this game seemed like the game to make it happen. They were well rested having not played a game since last Thursday when they played well but lost to Dallas at home, the Pistons were missing two starters, and were coming off a hard fought loss in Portland the night before.

The first half went as hoped, with the Warriors scoring 40 points in the opening quarter. They lead by as many as 22 points when the score was 59-37 in the second quarter. They were the Warriors of last year - draining 3's and getting steals. Unfortunately, the Pistons cut the lead to 13 by draining a 3 with only 1.5 seconds left in the half.



The Pistons, led by Rasheed Wallace, Rip Hamilton, and Tayshaun Prince continued to cut into the Warriors lead in the second half, but still trailed 94-84 with only 8 minutes remaining in the contest. This is when the Warriors decided stop scoring and let the Pistons go on a 17-3 run, taking the lead 101-97. Detroit never looked back, eventually winning 111-104 and leaving Warrior fans with a bitter taste in our mouths for our now 0-6 team.

Despite the disappointing finish we had a great time and enjoyed very good seats. I sure hope the Warriors can start winning though!

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