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Josh Smith scores 21 points and Pistons snap 4-game skid with 97-90 victory over Kings

  • Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins goes to the floor as he chases the ball during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins goes to the floor as he chases the ball during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith, left, goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith, left, goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore, left, protects the ball from Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore, left, protects the ball from Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  (The Associated Press)

Josh Smith had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Detroit Pistons snapped a four-game skid with a 97-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

The Pistons built a 10-point advantage after three quarters and their lead remained in double figures for much of the fourth quarter as Detroit won its first road game of the season.

DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 13 rebounds for the Kings, who have lost six of seven games. Isaiah Thomas had 18 points and seven assists and Greivis Vasquez had 13 points.

Rodney Stuckey scored 16 points and Andre Drummond had 15 points and 18 rebounds for Detroit, which concludes a four-game trip Sunday against the Lakers. Brandon Jennings had 11 points and nine assists, and Kyle Singler added 11 points.