Warriors guard Monta Ellis seemed to play angry in the second half of Sunday's game at Detroit, scoring 17 second-half points to lift Golden State to a 99-91 victory.

The Warriors (4-8) earned coach Mark Jackson his first road victory, rebounding from Saturday's "embarrassing" loss at Charlotte. Golden State also kept alive its hopes of winning the four-game trip, which continues Tuesday in Cleveland.

It wasn't Ellis' best game -- he finished with 22 points, seven assists and five turnovers. But the annoyed edge he played with, from his determined drives to the scowl on his face, set the tone as the Warriors grinded out their first win in Detroit since March 2007.