Warriors lose center Jones to torn pectoral

Damian Jones of the Warriors suffered a torn left pectoral muscle Saturday night.

Not only did the Golden State Warriors lose a game Saturday night in Detroit against the Pistons, they also lost a player.

Shams Charania of Stadium reports Warriors center Damian Jones suffered a torn left pectoral muscle in the 111-102 loss, Golden State’s sixth consecutive defeat away from Oracle Arena.

With 5.7 seconds to play in the third quarter Saturday night, Jones was forced to leave the game. He was seen grabbing his shoulder after getting tangled up with the Andre Drummond, the Pistons’ 280-pound center. The Warriors ruled him out quickly with a left shoulder strain.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Jones will have surgery to repair the torn muscle this week.

The 7-foot, 245-pound Jones was the 30th overall pick of the 2016 draft out of Vanderbilt by the Warriors (15-9), who have dropped six of their last eight games overall.

Jones, 23, has started 22 of Golden State’s 24 games this season, averaging 5.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocked shots in 17.1 minutes, shooting 64.3 percent from the field and 64.9 percent from the free-throw line.

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