Pistons get vacation before returning to action on Friday
(Sports Network) - After posting the best record in the NBA through 15 games, the Detroit Pistons (13-2) get five days off before its next outing on Friday at much improved Golden State. It is the first of three consecutive road games for the Pistons, who are 8-1 away from The Palace of Auburn Hills.
In its last outing Rasheed Wallace scored 26 points to lead Detroit past Chicago, 92-79, at the United Center. Wallace surpassed 10,000 points and 5,000 career rebounds in his career. Chauncey Billups had 17 points and 11 assists while Tayshaun Prince also scored 17 points for the Pistons, who have won four straight games.
Detroit was 2-0 against Golden State last season and has won the last three against the Warriors.
The Warriors are 12-6 and sit in second place in the Pacific division. They have a solid 8-3 record at home and are led by Jason Richardson (22.5 ppg). After the game with the Warriors the Pistons will continue on to Los Angeles for a match with the Clippers and end the road trip at Utah next Monday.
Coach Flip Saunders gave the team Sunday and Monday off. The team will have three days of practice uninterrupted by games this week.
The break is welcome for center Ben Wallace, who is hobbled with soreness in one foot and a sprained ankle in the other. Wallace played Saturday, but was limited to two points and five rebounds in 25 minutes.DET