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Gameday: Steph Curry has his hands full with Avery Bradley guarding him

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Gameday: Steph Curry has his hands full with Avery Bradley guarding him

OAKLAND -- The Warriors hope to complete a sweep of their three-game homestand Sunday afternoon when they face the Detroit Pistons at Oracle Arena.

Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 4:30 p.m., with tipoff scheduled for 5:35.

The Warriors (4-2) have fallen behind by double digits in each of the past two games, against Toronto and Washington, before achieving victories with second-half rallies.

The Pistons (4-2) will be taking the court about 20 hours after becoming the first team this season to beat the Los Angeles Clippers, taking a 95-87 win Saturday night at Staples Center.

BETTING LINE

Warriors by 13.5

MATCHUP TO WATCH

Stephen Curry vs. Avery Bradley: No one in the NBA, not even plucky Clippers guard Patrick Beverly, defends Curry better than Bradley, a former Celtic. That’s one of the reasons the Warriors have tended to struggle with Boston. Expect Bradley to bring the same tenacity to the Detroit backcourt. Curry knows what’s ahead and will have to be on his game to win this battle.

INJURY REPORT

Warriors: No injuries listed. C Damian Jones is on assignment with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors.

Pistons: No injuries listed.

SERIES HISTORY

The Warriors swept the two-game series last season and have won 11 of the last 12 meetings overall. They have won seven in a row in Oakland, the last loss coming on Nov. 13, 2008.

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

BALL PROTECTION: Only three teams average more turnovers per game than the Warriors (17.0), and a continuation of that habit could prove costly against the Pistons, who rank fifth in the league in points off turnovers. Meanwhile, the Warriors will try to turnover a Detroit team that has committed fewer giveaways (13.3) than all but one team.

THE STREAK I: Curry has made his first 50 free throws, the longest season-opening streak since Jose Calderon made his first 84 free throws in 2008-09. Curry’s career-best streak is 52, achieved in 2014-15. Warriors legend Rick Barry owns the longest streak in franchise history with 60, set in 1976.

THE STREAK II: Klay Thompson has made at least one 3-pointer in 60 consecutive games dating back to last season. It’s the 11th longest such streak in league history. Thompson also will conclude his Points with a Purpose campaign, during which he has pledged to donate $1,000 for each point he scores toward North Bay fire relief.

NBA rumors: Lakers add Michael Beasley on one-year contract

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NBA rumors: Lakers add Michael Beasley on one-year contract

Michael Beasley found himself a new basketball home on Friday.

The Lakers agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Beasley, league sources told multiple national reporters.

In 74 games with the Knicks last season, Beasley averaged 13.2 points and 5.6 rebounds.

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Beasley -- the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft -- will be playing for his seventh NBA team.

The 29-year old also played for two different teams in China.

Beasley was teammates with LeBron James in Miami during the 2013-14 season.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Jonas Jerebko ready to show he's 'a lot better player than people think'

Jonas Jerebko ready to show he's 'a lot better player than people think'

Earlier this week, Jonas Jerebko was introduced to Bay Area media members.

He talked about his expectations for next season and his role with the Warriors.

On Friday morning, he was a guest on 95.7 The Game and told Warriors fans they should have a pretty high bar for the "Swedish Larry Bird."

"I've been 10 years in the league and I feel like I'm getting better every year. I feel like I haven't played my best basketball yet," Jerebko declared. "The most minutes I did play was my rookie year."

Jerebko -- the 39th pick in the 2009 draft -- averaged 9.3 points and 6.0 rebounds as a rookie in Detroit.

He missed the entire 2010-11 season because of a torn Achilles tendon, but bounced back in 2011-12 to the tune of 8.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest.

The 31-year old played a couple more seasons in Detroit and was then traded to Boston in February 2015.

He re-signed with the Celtics in July 2015 and averaged 15.1 minutes and 15.8 minutes per contest in his two seasons under Brad Stevens.

In Utah last year, Jerebko registered 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15.3 minutes, and shot over 41 percent from 3-point territory.

"I got a lot more to give and I'm a lot better player than people think I am sometimes," Jerebko said. "I'm ready to show that."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller