Richard Hamilton has injured groin

Updated: February 9, 2011, 1:38 AM ET
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- One game after his benching ended, Detroit's Richard Hamilton sat out Tuesday night's 100-89 loss to San Antonio because of a sore right groin.

Hamilton scored 15 points in 20 minutes Saturday at Milwaukee, his first action since Jan. 10 after he was benched and even deactivated for Friday night's home game against New Jersey.

"I think last game I kind of tweaked it," Hamilton said. "I think one of the reasons, certain preparation before the game and stuff I've been doing for years, getting myself ready for the game, I didn't get an opportunity to do it because I didn't know that, one, I was going to be active, and two, that I was going to play."

The Pistons did get guard Rodney Stuckey back Tuesday after missing five games with a right shoulder injury. Although he did not start, Stuckey did manage 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting.

San Antonio welcomed back Matt Bonner after he missed 10 games with a right knee injury. Bonner came off the bench to score 10 points and hit two of his four 3-point attempts.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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