Pistons play no defense, fall to Pelicans 103 -118.

The Detroit Pistons (27-29) dropped their third straight game by losing to the New Orleans Pelicans (30-26) by a score of 103 to 118. The Pistons struggled to defend the three-point line all game and especially struggled to find Pelicans shooters in transition.

Anthony Davis continued his tradition of being a Pistons killer, scoring 38 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. He did it in every way, whether hitting tough contested jumpers, getting easy looks in transition, or spot up threes. The Pistons managed to slow him slightly in the second half, but the damage had already been done. Nikola Mirotic and Jrue Holiday both added 21 points apiece.

The Pistons got a better game from Blake Griffin who scored 22 points, and Andre Drummond dominated the glass with 21 rebounds, but the Piston role players struggled to make an impact all night. Despite generating plenty of good looks, the Pistons shot just 9 of 32 from deep, with Langston Galloway and Jameer Nelson going just 2 for 12 between them, even Reggie Bullock cooled by going 1 for 4 from deep and 4 for 13 overall.

The Pistons will get a day off before hosting the Atlanta Hawks, at which point they will gladly reach the all-star break for a chance to rest up and get Blake Griffin more comfortable with his new team.

The Pelicans will also have one day off before playing the Lakers and then starting the all-star break.

 

(Featured Image: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

 

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