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|AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Dennis Rodman Jersey . - Maybe putting all the focus on defence during practice after allowing 100 points for three straight games was just what Detroit needed to get its offence going.Greg Monroe had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Andre Drummond scored 20 points and the Pistons ended a four-game skid with a 119-109 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.What speaks to my coaching, better than anything, is we spent three days working on almost nothing but defence, give up 109 points, and our offence was fantastic, Stan Van Gundy said with a smile. That tells you how good my teaching was, right there.Brandon Jennings scored 14 and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 15 for the Pistons.Roy Hibbert paced Indiana with 19 points, but foul trouble sent him to the bench in the third quarter, and the Pistons took advantage. They outscored the Pacers 36-29 in the period to take an 11-point lead into the fourth.Hibbert fouled out at 5:53 of the fourth quarter, putting a damper on Indianas comeback bid. Solomon Hill and C.J. Watson both added 14 points in the losing effort.I was a little tentative, and that ultimately bit me, Hibbert said. I could have done a better job.The Pistons came out strong, netting 32 points in the first quarter and leading 57-53 at halftime — the teams second-highest first-half output of the season. The Pistons also set a season high with 36 points in the third quarter.I think the ball just moved, Monroe said. Guys were aggressive, but they were smart at the same time. We just took good shots.The usually stalwart Indiana defence, which ranks No. 1 in the NBA in opponents points per game (96., allowed the Pistons to shoot 54.7 per cent from the field on the night, well above their season average of 41.3 per cent (30th in the league).The Pistons hadnt shot better than 49.3 per cent all year. They topped their best scoring output of the season 7:30 remaining.Its definitely a sign of how we should play, but its only one game, Jennings said.Indiana shot 50.6 per cent, but never could get the lead after Detroit tied it at 15 with 5:54 to go in the first quarter.Theyre a good team, Hibbert said of the Pistons. They have a lot of pieces that have been there for a while. I didnt think it would take them long to get the chemistry going again.TIP-INSPistons: Picked up Anthony Tolliver from the Suns on Tuesday, but he wasnt available vs. the Pacers while waiting for a physical from the league. ... Three of Detroits starters (Drummond, Kyle Singler and Caldwell-Pope) are in their first or second year in the NBA.Pacers: Snapped a two-game winning streak after losing 11 of 12 from Nov. 29 to Dec 20. Indiana has not won more than two consecutive games all season. ... This was the first game between the two teams this season. They will play again in Indianapolis on Jan. 16 and Feb. 4 and in Detroit on April 10.PLAYING WITHOUT SMITHThis was the Pistons first game without Josh Smith, who was waived on Dec. 22 despite being in the middle of a four-year, $54 million contract.Van Gundy dismissed any critics who may look at the Pistons performance vs. the Pacers and blame Smith for the teams struggles.We have won one game, and now were going to jump on, Josh Smith was the problem? Van Gundy said. I am not going there. I said that from the trade: That wasnt the problem. What happened tonight was we had a lot of guys play really well. It had absolutely nothing to do with Josh not being here.STUCKEY RETURNSAfter playing the first seven seasons of his career for the Pistons, Rodney Stuckey returned to Detroit for the first signing with the Pacers in the off-season. He was met with warm cheer from the Palace of Auburn Hills crowd and finished with nine points. He left the game with swelling above his eye.He seems pretty relaxed about the situation, Frank Vogel said before the game. There are not a lot bad feelings, when you talk to him about his time here. He really enjoyed his time here.UP NEXTPistons: Travel to the Cavaliers on Sunday.Wizards: Travel to the Nets on Saturday. Danny Green Jersey . Jamies number grades given are out of five, with five being the best mark. Marc-Andre Fleury, Penguins (3) - Surrendered a tough first goal against on a deflection through the body short side. David Robinson Jersey . - Steve Stricker usually doesnt show up at a tournament on Sunday. http://www.basketballspursshop.com/customized/ . -- On any given day here at his companys Silicon Valley headquarters, Vivek Ranadive is ready to compete against any employee who wants to challenge him to any contest.PINEHURST, N.C. -- Rickie Fowler turned in another strong finish in one of golfs biggest events and gained the experience of playing in the final group of a major. He will have to wait a little longer for his first major title or his second PGA Tour victory. The 25-year-old Fowler tied for second Sunday in the U.S. Open, finishing with a 2-over 72 for a 1-under 279 total at Pinehurst No. 2. Fowler and Erik Compton ended up eight strokes behind runaway winner Martin Kaymer, who dominated the tournament so completely the first two days that everyone else was playing for second. Ultimately, Fowler said, his second top-five major finish of the year is proof hes inching closer to some breakthrough moments -- the kind that could eliminate the questions about whether he is more hype than substance. "It doesnt matter what I do. Im always going to have critics," Fowler said. "... Obviously, theres been some great finishes, but I want to win and I want to win more." Fowlers only tour win came two years ago in the Wells Fargo Championship. He was two shots back at the Masters going into the final day before shooting 73 to tie for fifth. He has always attracted plenty of attention with his flamboyant style, from the knickers he wore Thursday in opening round in tribute to late U.S. Open champion Payne Stewart to the nearly head-to-toe orange of alma mater Oklahoma State he wore Sunday. His game has been a work in progress with swing coach Butch Harmon since the end of last year following the deathh of former coach Barry McDonnell in 2011. Tim Duncan Jersey. While Fowler has shown improvement, he has also missed the cut in three of six events since the Masters. At Pinehurst No. 2, he shot even-par 70 on Thursday and Friday then followed with a 67 to put himself in the final group. But he never got much momentum Sunday, with his double bogey on the fourth hole -- he sank a long putt to avoid a triple -- stalling him early. He also hooked a tee shot on the 16th so badly that a man had to snatch up his child to avoid the ball skirting along the pine needles, though Fowler managed to save par on that hole before a bogey on 17 helped drop him into a tie for second. "He hit a couple of bad shots and that put him into some bad positions, but he saved it very well," Kaymer said. "... I was just hoping for him that he makes birdie on 18, because I think he really deserved to finish second here." Still, if Fowler felt disappointed with tying for second, he did not show it Sunday evening. As Compton talked with reporters, Fowler pulled out his cellphone and snapped a selfie with Compton in the background as he stood to the side waiting his turn. "Its kind of the same way handling rounds at the U.S. Open here," Fowler said about winning a major. "You cant get ahead of yourself, you have to stay patient, have to stay in the moment and keep going through the process. ... Were going to continue to do this and keep my game progressing the right way, and its just a matter of time." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '