The New Orleans Pelicans took quality shots from the field in this one, going 37-73 (50.7%), to pull out a close one against the Detroit Pistons, 103-101. This is only the second win for New Orleans (17-25) in its last 10 games.
Anthony Morrow came off the bench and scored 21 points on 7-11 shooting, including 4-5 on 3-point attempts, in a quality performance offensively. Anthony Davis also contributed for New Orleans, finishing with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Brandon Jennings had another quality performance for Detroit despite the loss, putting up 28 points on 7-20 shooting (2-8 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 12-14 from the free throw line. He also tallied 7 assists. Andre Drummond added 21 points and 20 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 55.5%, the Pelicans connected at a rate of 41.2% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (4-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Pistons are winless (0-7) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Detroit (17-26) has now dropped their last three straight.
Coming up next, the Pelicans battle the Orlando Magic, who are 12-32 on the year. The Pistons match up against the Dallas Mavericks, currently 25-20 this season. The Pelicans are 0-1 versus Orlando this season.