Pelicans knock off Pistons 118-103
Tuesday Feb 13, 2018 12:00am
(DETROIT) – New Orleans star Anthony Davis dominated Detroit as he usually does, scoring all over the court no matter who was trying to defend him in a red, white and blue uniform. In another one of his strong performances against the Pistons, Davis had 38 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Pelicans to a 118-103 victory on Monday night. Davis is averaging 30.4 points per game against the Pistons, his highest total against an NBA team. He scored a career-high 59 against them nearly two years ago. Davis is a key reason why the Pelicans have won 11 of the last 12 games against the Pistons. Detroit attempted to defend Davis with Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin, but they were no match for Davis inside, off the dribble or on the outside. The All-Star was 14 of 24 from the field, including 3 for 6 on 3-pointers. Nikola Mirotic helped the Pelicans pull away in the third quarter and finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds. New Orleans has won two straight for the first time since DeMarcus Cousins tore his left Achilles tendon. The Pelicans are 3-5 without the All-Star center. The Pistons have lost three straight after winning five in a row, including four with Griffin, who scored 22 points in the loss, and has surpassed the 11,000 point mark for his career. Drummond had 13 points and 21 rebounds while Reggie Bullock had 14 points and Jameer Nelson had 12 points.