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December 11, 2013

Pelicans top Pistons in OT

NEW ORLEANS  — Ryan Anderson shook off an unusually poor shooting night from long range, hitting two clutch 3-pointers in overtime that carried the New Orleans Pelicans to a 111-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

    Jason Smith scored 22 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds for the Pelicans, who snapped a two-game skid while handing Detroit its third straight loss. Anderson finished with 22 points on 6-of-18 shooting, including 4 of 12 from 3-point range. Jrue Holiday added 19 points and Al-Farouq Aminu had 11 points and 14 rebounds.

    New Orleans native Greg Monroe had 28 points and 10 rebounds for Detroit, which led by 3 points early in overtime before Anderson's first 3 of the extra session tied it. Brandon Jennings added 25 points and Rodney Stuckey 20.

    Detroit had one last lead when Jennings stole the ball from Holiday and heaved the ball down-court to Monroe for a fast-break dunk to make it 103-102. That's when Anderson responded with his second 3 of the period to give New Orleans the lead for good.

    Holiday stole the ball from Jennings, drew a foul and hit one free throw. Monroe then hit a free throw and Detroit started fouling. After Anderson's free throws, Jennings hit a quick floater off the glass. Detroit then fouled Tyreke Evans, who missed his second free throw, but Josh Smith was called for a lane violation, and Evans hit on his extra chance to seal it.

    Evans finished with 14 points in his return from an ankle sprain Friday. The Pelicans said on Monday that Evans would miss a week or two, but he didn't miss a game. Eric Gordon also scored 14 for New Orleans.

    Smith had 11 points for Detroit and Andre Drummond had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

    The Pelicans led by as many as 12 points in the third quarter when Holiday's 15-foot pull-up made it 83-71, but that lead evaporated when Stuckey's turnaround jumper late in the period began a 12-0 Detroit run that included Monroe's layup and putback. The Pistons had several chances to extend the run, but Kyle Singler missed a free throw and Monroe missed two more before Smith's layup put New Orleans back in front.

 

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