“They shot the ball very well, moved the ball very well, and we could not keep up. They totally tore our defense apart.”
The Pistons held Bryant scoreless in the first half, but still lost their ninth in a row.
Van Gundy broke up his usual three-post lineup against the smaller Warriors, starting Kyle Singler at small forward.
Milwaukee had a 69-13 edge in bench scoring, including 13 of 22 3-point shooting while Detroit’s reserves went 1 for 10.
The Nuggets opened the season with a victory over Detroit, spoiling Stan Van Gundy’s first game at the Pistons’ coach on Wednesday night.
Greg Monroe had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Detroit to a 111-109 overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls.
The Detroit Pistons will begin the 2014-15 season on Wednesday, October 29 with two road games at Denver and at Minnesota on October 30.
After the NBA Lottery … Pat Caputo highlights three of the reasons the Pistons are looking especially bad these days.
You could even make a case that they might have the best long-term solution as coach in place since Chuck Daly.
The Detroit Pistons have reached a deal in principle with Stan Van Gundy to make him their new coach and president of basketball operations, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.