(BBC) – Klay Thompson had his best game since returning from a 31-month injury absence as the Golden State Warriors saw off the Detroit Pistons 102-86.
Thompson hit a game-high 21 points in just his fifth appearance since returning from anterior cruciate ligament and Achilles tendon injuries.
Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points and Steph Curry, back after a one-game absence, added 18.
Rodney McGruder scored a season-high 19 points off the bench for the Pistons.
“I had a great time tonight, wish I made a couple more shots, but I just had a great time, it was fun,” said Thompson.
“I don’t care if I miss 100 shots in a row, I’m never going to stop shooting the ball. I love it too much and I work too hard not to.”
Elsewhere, Karl-Anthony Towns converted a go-ahead three-point play with 29 seconds left as the Minnesota Timberwolves edged out the New York Knicks 112-110.
Anthony Edwards scored 21 points and Towns added 20 for the Wolves, who won for the sixth time in eight games.
Alec Burks missed a three-pointer that would have won it for the Knicks with just one second remaining.