AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Adam Eaton Jersey . -- Stephen Curry didnt shoot all that well -- and Golden State won anyway. The Warriors figure thats a good sign at the start of a lengthy road trip. "Its not necessarily going to be flash and fun every night," Golden States Jermaine ONeal said. "If were going to have a chance to really compete for a championship, these are the types of games youre going to have to win in the playoffs. We have a fairly young team and these games like this build the character and the image of the team." Curry had 19 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and the Warriors clamped down on the Detroit Pistons in the second half of a 104-96 victory Monday night. Klay Thompson scored 19 points for Golden State, which has won four in a row. The Pistons have lost five of seven since firing Maurice Cheeks and replacing him with interim coach John Loyer. Curry went 6 of 15 from the field and was only 3 of 9 from three-point range, but he repeatedly found teammates for open shots on the perimeter. "I tried to press a little in the third quarter," Curry said. "It didnt work out my way, so I tried to stay positive. Other guys were making plays, so it was kind of a team effort." The Warriors were still without David Lee, who has been dealing with a stomach flu. Andrew Bogut returned from a left shoulder injury and played 29 minutes before fouling out. It was the opener of a six-game road trip for Golden State. Greg Monroe had 23 points for the Pistons, who scored only 13 points in the fourth quarter. The Pistons were only down 63-62 at halftime but couldnt replicate that offensive success. "We took it to the finish line. We just didnt cross it," Loyer said. "You get to the last 2 or 3 minutes, thats what you are trying to get to in the NBA game. We have to get to the point where we can finish them." The Warriors have won six straight over the Pistons for the first time since a seven-game streak from 1975-76. Detroit trailed 95-94 after Monroes layup with 4:11 to play, but the Pistons didnt score again until the final minute. Golden State was progressively stingier in each quarter, allowing 37 points in the first before holding Detroit to 25, 21 and 13 in the remaining three. "We were trying to work the ball inside, but they were giving us a lot of tough angles and we couldnt get the offensive rebounds," Detroits Kyle Singler said. "You cant play one-and-done offence against a team that can put up points like Golden State. Theyve got shooters no matter where you look." The Warriors bench outscored Detroits 42-15. Golden State (35-22) is a season-high 13 games over .500. Detroit (23-34) is fading from the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. The Pistons are now four games behind eighth-place Atlanta. Josh Smith had 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for Detroit but shot 9 of 24 from the field. The first half was an entertaining one. Curry had a four-point play in the first quarter -- just 40 seconds after Brandon Jennings had one for Detroit. There was also a dunk by Thompson on Singler that left the Detroit forward so off balance he fell into a row of cameramen near the basket. NOTES: Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was seated courtside, and Spartans standout Adreian Payne was nearby. Draymond Green, a former star at Michigan State, had six points and five rebounds for Golden State. "Adreian will be here on this level in a few months, so it was good for him to get to see a game up close and be able to see me play," Green said. "It was also good to see Coach Izzo. Four years with him, it hasnt changed. Hell still call me and tell me what Im doing wrong, and Ill call him and tell him what hes doing wrong." ... ONeal and Detroits Andre Drummond were hit with a double technical foul in the first quarter when they both went spilling into the same area for cameramen that Singler fell into. Green and Smith received technical fouls in the third, apparently for jawing at each other. Gio Gonzalez Jersey . The Calgary skip fell 10-8 to Swedens Oskar Eriksson in semifinal action Saturday and will face Switzerlands Peter de Cruz for the bronze medal (Saturday at 10pm et/7pm pt on TSN2). Tanner Roark Jersey . Despite Arsenals financial firepower, the 31-year-old midfielder was the only arrival in the January transfer window. Signed until the end of the season as injury cover, Kallstrom might not be fit until mid-March after arriving Friday at Arsenal having injured his back earlier in the week while training with Spartak Moscow. http://www.officialnationalsgearshop.com/Nationals-Kevin-Long-Kids-Jersey/ . By then it was clear: The 76ers were going to win for the first time in two months, and they were going to do it with ease. The 76ers snapped their NBA record-tying, 26-game losing streak, routing the Detroit Pistons 123-98 on Saturday night to avoid establishing the longest skid in U.Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Fehr and Marcus Johansson each registered a pair of goals, as Washington spoiled the head coaching debut of Peter Horachek by picking up a 6-2 victory in Toronto on Wednesday. Alex Ovechkin and Brooks Laich also lit the lamp for the Capitals, who have won three in a row and recorded points in each of their last five (4-0-1). We were a little sloppy in the beginning but then we got some things going, said Johansson. It was tough, thats a good team over there, but we were able to pull it out. John Carlson and Troy Brouwer each chipped in a pair of assists to back a 31- save effort by Braden Holtby. Daniel Winnik and Trevor Smith supplied offense for the Maple Leafs, who fired Randy Carlyle on Tuesday and have lost eight of 10 overall. This was a frustrating game because we gave them some goals and that got us down, said Winnik. We have to make some changes here to tighten things up. Jonathan Bernier allowed five goals on 25 shots in the setback. The Caps took a three-goal lead on Fehrs blast with 8:40 left in regulation, a shot perfectly placed inside the far post from the right wing just as a Toronto penalty expired. Holtby remained steady in the crease, turning away all 14 shots he faced in the final 20 minutes, and Ovechkin hit the empty net with 27 secoonds on the clock. Anthony Rendon Jersey. . The visitors struck first, as Evgeny Kuznetsov fed Johansson for a blistering one-timer from the slot just 5:10 after the opening faceoff. Winnik evened things for the hosts at 4:49 of the second by redirecting a Cody Franson point offering. Fehr picked up a short-handed goal with 6:20 elapsed and the visitors went up by a 3-1 count just shy of the nine-minute mark when Laichs shot off a right- circle faceoff win deflected off the stick of Franson and dipped by Bernier. Smith recorded his first goal of the season at 16:08 which drew the Leafs within one, but Johansson notched his second of the contest on a quick wrister from the right circle to restore Washingtons two-goal margin only 42 seconds later. Game Notes The 54-year-old Horachek spent 10 years as an assistant with the Nashville Predators under current Capitals coach Barry Trotz and was coach of the Florida Panthers for 66 games last season, finishing 26-36-4 ... Carlyle, a former Leafs defenseman, finished his Toronto coaching tenure with a 91-78-13 regular-season record ... Ovechkins marker gave him 20 goals in each of his 10 NHL seasons ... Washington has earned a point in 14 of its last 15 games, outscoring the opposition in that time by a 50-31 count. 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