Warriors Slow Andre Drummond’s Fast Start and Monday NBA Takeaways

November 10th, 2015 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

Are you an up-and-coming NBA team that's excited about the new season? Maybe you've got a great, young big man who's ready to step up not only as his team's centerpiece, but also as one of the league's pre-eminent players.

My advice to you? Avoid the Golden State Warriors at all costs.

Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans learned that lesson in their two losses to the defending champs during the opening week of the 2015-16 campaign. On Monday, Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons found out for themselves what all the fuss was about.

With Festus Ezeli starting at center and Andrew Bogut coming off the bench after a six-game absence, the Warriors held Drummond, the back-to-back Eastern Conference Player of the Week, to 14 points and 15 rebounds in a 109-95 win that extended their franchise-record home winning streak to 23 games.

And, yes, in Drummond's case, a 14-15 night counts as a downgrade. Coming into the evening, the UConn product had averaged a whopping 20.3 points and 20.3 rebounds in six games. 

Golden State went out of its way to make sure it wouldn't become Drummond's latest vi ...

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