Tonight, the Detroit Pistons (29-32) were crushed by the New Orleans Pelicans (24-37) 109-86. Pistons played last night and clearly it showed. By the fourth quarter, Detroit had ran out of gas as the Pelicans outscored the Pistons 31-16. Furthermore, Detroit struggled with shooting all night, hitting only 38.8% (40-103) of their shots from the field and 13% (3-23) from downtown.
Anthony Davis had a monster game scoring 33 points (11-17fg, 11-11ft) along with 14 rebounds. Jrue Holiday, former UCLA standout, continued his good season pitching in with 22 points and 5 assists. Newly acquired DeMarcus Cousins did not play because he was serving a one game suspension for his 18th technical foul of the season.
For the Pistons, Jon Leuer finally had a good game, posting 22 points (11-23) with 7 rebounds. Andre Drummond swarmed the boards, collecting 17 rebounds along with 13 points. However, Drummond was tossed in the third quarter for swatting at Pelicans guard Tim Fraizer’s head. Drummond also missed nine of ten free throws. Off the bench, Tobias scored 15 points with 6 rebounds.
Overall, Stan Van Gundy’s crew look exhausted on the court and they could not shoot and the Pelicans definitely took advantage. However, SVG did have some encouraging words about his teams effort:
Detroit will look to turn-it-around Saturday when they take on the 76ers (22-38) in Philadelphia.
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