OAKLAND -- For the second straight game the Warriors slogged through the first half, allowing an inferior team to hang around, before coming to life after halftime.
The result Thursday night at sold-out Oracle Arena was a 127-107 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
Kevin Durant put in a game-high 25 points, while Stephen Curry finished with 24 and Klay Thompson had 23. This was the 13th game this season in which Curry, Durant and Thompson each scored at least 20 points.
Ian Clark totaled 14 points, while Shaun Livingstson added 10.
The Warriors (34-6) had to overcome a drowsy first half, during which Detroit scored 58 points on 53.2-percent shooting. The 21 lead changes in the first half are the most lead changes in any half this season, according to Elias Sports.
Marcus Morris scored 23 points to lead the Pistons, who fell to 18-23.
Though the starters were good, in general, Curry stood out for having what surely ranks among the most magnificent eight-turnover games in NBA history.
Curry’s line: 24 points (9-of-17 from the field, including 3-of-9 from deep, 3-of-3 from the line), six assists, five steals and two rebounds. He played 30 minutes and finished plus-32 for the game.
After a Reggie Jackson 3-pointer pulled Detroit within three, 68-65, with 8:54 left in the third quarter, the Warriors took over and closed the quarter with a 33-12 run to take a 101-77 lead.
The Warriors held the Pistons to 36.8-percent shooting in the quarter, outscoring them 41-19, the ninth time this season the Warriors scored at least 40 in a quarter.
The Pistons got no closer than 17 in the fourth quarter.
Warriors: No injuries were listed. F James Michael McAdoo was a healthy inactive. C Damian Jones (D-League assignment) was placed on the single-game inactive list.
Pistons: G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (L shoulder injury) left in the first quarter and did not return. F Michael Gbinije (R forearm bruise) was listed as questionable and placed on the inactive list. F Jon Leuer (R knee bruise) and F Reggie Bullock (L knee surgery rehab) wre listed as out.
The Warriors return to action Monday afternoon, when they face the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 o’clock.