Davis carry Pelicans over Pistons 118-103


The Pistons have lost three straight after winning five in a row, including four with Griffin.

Anthony Davis leads New Orleans in scoring (26.9 points per game) and rebouning (10.7).

"I'm playing him as tough as possible, and I didn't give him any easy layups", Drummond said. Jrue Holiday had 21 points and 12 assists, and Darius Miller scored 12 points.

After a 138-128 double-overtime win against Brooklyn on Saturday, the Pelicans picked up back-to-back double-digit wins for the first time since late December and completed the season sweep against Detroit (27-29) with Monday's win.

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Griffin faced New Orleans twice before being dealt to Detroit, splitting a pair of road games. New Orleans won on its home floor 112-109 on January 8 with Davis scoring 30 points despite exiting in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

Roland Griffin had 21 points and nine rebounds and TK Edogi had 14 and 13 to lead Iona.

D'Angelo Russell and Joe Harris each scored 16 for the Nets.

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New Orleans held the Piston to 30 percent from the field in the period and held a 60-52 advantage at the half. The only other teams in the Western Conference that are at least two games over.500 away from home are Golden State (22-6) and Houston (20-7). The Detroit Pistons are averaging 103.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting.

Starting lineup change: The Pelicans moved veteran center Emeka Okafor into the starting lineup in place of Mirotic to contain Drummond. Nelson played seven minutes in the first half and had two points.

Dedmon finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Ersan Ilyasova scored 19 points for the Hawks, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Bembry suffered a triceps injury in September, healed in time to play in the season opener at Dallas but then suffered a fractured right wrist in that game.

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