Los Angeles (AFP) - Stephen Curry endured his worst shooting night of the young season but his Golden State Warriors still notched their eighth straight win on Monday - 109-95 over the Detroit Pistons.
The reigning NBA champions are the league's only remaining unbeaten team, their 8-0 record just one shy of the club's best start - a 9-0 run to open the 1960-61 campaign when the Warriors were based in Philadelphia.
Curry connected on just seven of 18 shots finishing with 22 points - 12 short of his season average.
The Warriors held a slim 80-76 lead when reserve forward Andre Iguodala sparked a Golden State spurt with a dunk.
Backup guard Leandro Barbosa and forward Harrison Barnes combined for 12 points in the 18-6 scoring run that saw the Warriors pull away.
The Warriors were buoyed by the return of Australian big man Andrew Bogut, playing his first game since suffering a concussion in the season opener on Oct 27.
He scored eight points and pulled down 11 rebounds, combining with centre Festus Ezeli to harry and hinder Pistons centre Andre Drummond all night.
"You have to give up stats for yourself," Bogut said of sharing the task of defending Drummond, who was held to 14 points and 15 rebounds a night after scoring 29 with 27 rebounds against Portland.