The first time I’d ever seen the Golden State Warriors in person was the night of the Ben Wallace jersey retirement on January 16, 2016. That year, the Warriors won 73 games, an NBA record, and only suffered nine defeats. One of those nine was at the hands of the Detroit Pistons.
That season for the Pistons in 2015-16 is remembered for their valiant effort against the Cavaliers in the first round sweep and that night they beat the greatest team the basketball world had seen up to that point.
There was a similar feeling on December 1st, 2018 when the Pistons once again defeated the mighty Warriors 111-102 at Little Caesars Arena.