Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle combined to score 65 points as the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a limited Anthony Davis to edge the Detroit Pistons 116-108 on Sunday.
New Orleans Pelicans
- Points: Jrue Holiday – 37
- Assists: Tim Frazier – 8
- Rebounds: Anthony Davis – 9
- Points: Blake Griffin – 35
- Assists: Jose Calderon – 9
- Rebounds: Andre Drummond – 19
Holiday had 37 points and Randle had 28 while Davis was limited to six points in 26 minutes as he played through an injured hip suffered in the first quarter.
Tim Frazier added 14 points to go along with eight assists and Nikola Mirotic scored 12 off the bench as the Pelicans won for the third time in five games.
Blake Griffin scored 35 points, backup Langston Galloway added 24 and Andre Drummond had 23 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Pistons, who lost their fourth straight after a five-game winning streak.
Detroit got within two points early in the fourth quarter, but three-pointers by Frazier and Holiday helped New Orleans rebuild the lead to 105-96 with five minutes remaining.
Drummond made two baskets as the Pistons closed within 109-104 with two minutes left, but Mirotic answered with a jumper.
Griffin’s two free throws cut the margin to five with a minute left, but Holiday scored the next four points to put the game away.
Sunday night’s results
- New Orleans Pelicans 116-108 Detroit Pistons
- Milwaukee Bucks 104-99 Toronto Raptors
- Utah Jazz 97-110 San Antonio Spurs
- Charlotte Hornets 119-107 New York Knicks
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