Pelicans top Pistons 117-110 in OT
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

(DETROIT) - A makeshift New Orleans Pelicans lineup blew a 16 point lead in the fourth quarter on Monday. Lonzo Ball helped his teammates salvage the night, scoring 5 of his 17 points in overtime as the Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons 117-110. The Pistons are still missing starters Blake Griffin (knee), Luke Kennard (knee) and Reggie Jackson (back), while the Pelicans played without their top three scorers: Brandon Ingram (knee), Jrue Holiday (elbow) and JJ Redick (hamstring) and teammates Derrick Favors (hamstring) and Zion Williamson (knee). Along with the injuries, Pistons coach Dwane Casey benched Andre Drummond for the fourth quarter and overtime, playing Christian Wood for the final 20:23. Casey also went with youngsters Svi Mykhailiuk and Sekou Doumbouya down the stretch. Following the game, Casey said it wasn't a message for Drummond as much as a message for everyone who wasn't on the floor. He said the young guys were playing hard and earned the right to be out there. Derrick Rose led the Pistons wit 23 points and eight assists, while Wood added 18 points and nine rebounds. Doumbouya scored 16 points, matching a career high. The Pistons lost their third straight and their 12th in the last 15 games.