Hamilton Returns In Pistons Win Over Warriors

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points and Charlie Villanueva added 24 as the Detroit Pistons won their fifth straight game, beating the Golden State Warriors 104-95 Saturday.

The teams were missing a combined eight players due to injury, but Pistons guard Richard Hamilton played after missing 21 games with a sprained right ankle. Hamilton had 18 points in 37 minutes.

Monta Ellis, playing all 48 minutes for the fifth time this season, led Golden State with 29 points, while Corey Maggette added 23 off the bench. Rookie Stephen Curry scored 19, but the other three starters combined for only 11.

Golden State led 55-49 at the half, shooting 54 percent in the first two quarters, but only managed 12 points in the third.