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Steph Curry 'Antsy' In Return, Scores 27 Points In Loss

In the 111-102 loss in Detroit, the Warriors shot a mere 6-for-26 from beyond the arc and were minus-18 from deep.

At himself, saying he turned in perhaps "one of my worst performances as a coach". Detroit has now won two consecutive games over Golden State - after losing 12 or their previous 13.

"I've had great games after missing substantial time before", Curry said.

"So I've got to do a better job of finding combinations that work and find spacing that works".

"This has to go down as one of the worst games I've ever coached", he said. "It's important to protect home court and I thought we did a good job doing that". "Just gaining confidence and feeling good so I'm sure that will carry over every game". We've gotta get better shots. "We've got to get more spacing, get better flow".

The Warriors, meanwhile, have lost two in a row and fell to 15-9 for fourth place in the powerhouse Western Conference. So, if those two can't be blamed for Golden State's struggle, who can be?

Curry missed 11 games with a groin problem.

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Bogdan Bogdanovic had a team-high 20 points and Cauley-Stein recorded a double-double with 17 points to go with his game-high 13 rebounds for the Kings, who ended a run of three straight defeats. "In the second half, I played a lot closer to where I want to be".

Kerr said the Warriors' offensive issues are space-related.

A 3-pointer by Darren Collison had given IN a 110-107 advantage with 1:12 to go before Cauley-Stein stole the ball and Fox made a layup with 35.1 left to get the Kings within a point. "The paint is so bunched up".

"We know Reggie isn't 100 percent after sitting out so long with that (ankle) injury", Pistons coach Dwane Casey said.

"All in all, I've got to do a better job than I've done here the first couple months of the season. Because right now, what we're [seeing] is not working".

On the other hand, Kevin Durant (28 points), Klay Thompson (21 points) and Stephen Curry (27 points) combined for 76 points, yet they couldn't lead their team to the win. He said he thought his play improved throughout the game. "None of that is on Coach". He ended much hotter than he started, which should help him get off to a quicker start on Monday against the Atlanta Hawks. But with Curry getting back into the mix, Golden State is definitely going to see a significant boost moving forward.

"I expect him to be great for us the rest of the road trip and beyond", Thompson said. Give Detroit credit. But we didn't make it tough on them at all.

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