Warriors catch fire in the third to pull away with 20-point romp over Pistons
Steph Curry had 24 points to help the Warriors beat the Pistons. AP

KEVIN Durant scored 25 points, Stephen Curry had 24 points and Klay Thompson put up 23 as the Golden State Warriors used a 41-point outburst in the third quarter to beat a stubborn Detroit Pistons side, 127-107, for their third straight win on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time) in Oakland.     

The Warriors had a 60-58 lead at the half before their Big 3 led a 26-12 run in nine minutes of the third period. The Pistons were limited to 19 points.

Golden State buried 15-of-29 3-pointers for a 51.7% clip from beyond the arc and shot 56.2 percent overall from the field.

The Warriors are now 34-6 and have solidified their lead in the Western Conference over the San Antonio Spurs who have a 32-8 record.     

Markieff Morris led the Pistons with 21 points, Tobias Harris had 18. Reggie Jackson added 14 for Detroit which lost its second straight game.

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