Hamilton returns after 21-game absence

Richard Hamilton returned to the Detroit Pistons’ lineup

Saturday after missing 21 games with a right ankle sprain.

Hamilton scored 25 points in Detroit’s opener in Memphis on Oct.

28, but didn’t play again until Saturday’s game against Golden

State. Hamilton has led the Pistons in scoring for the last seven

seasons.

Detroit was still missing Tayshaun Prince (back), Ben Gordon

(ankle) and Will Bynum (ankles).