Holiday scores 37 points, Pelicans beat slumping Pistons

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts after being injured in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Detro

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts after being injured in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Detro

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, center, reacts after being injured in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, center, reacts after being injured in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons forward Jon Leuer (30) dunks against New Orleans Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit

Detroit Pistons forward Jon Leuer (30) dunks against New Orleans Pelicans forward Cheick Diallo in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit

Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard, left, knocks the ball from New Orleans Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball

Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard, left, knocks the ball from New Orleans Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball

Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway (9) drives against New Orleans Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore (55) in the first half of an NBA basketball game i

Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway (9) drives against New Orleans Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore (55) in the first half of an NBA basketball game i

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) drives on New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in De

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) drives on New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in De

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) drives on New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in D

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) drives on New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in D

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) drives against Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard (5) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Det

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) drives against Detroit Pistons guard Luke Kennard (5) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Det

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) blocks a shot byDetroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway (9) in the second half of an NBA basketball ga

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) blocks a shot byDetroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway (9) in the second half of an NBA basketball ga

DETROIT (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 37 points and Julius Randle added 28 to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons 116-108 on Sunday.

Pelicans star Anthony Davis left with a right hip injury after a first-quarter collision with Blake Griffin. Davis returned early in the third quarter, but finished with only six points — three before the injury. He also had five blocks and nine rebounds.

Griffin scored 35 points for Detroit, Andre Drummond had 23 points and 19 rebounds, and Langston Galloway added a season-best 24 off the bench. The Pistons have lost four straight.

Holiday had 18 points in the first half, and New Orleans led by 11 before the Pistons cut it to 56-50.

Davis returned at the first stoppage in the third quarter and helped the Pelicans take a 78-62 lead midway through the period. He was clearly limited on the offensive end but was able to get stops on defense.

Griffin and Galloway combined for 26 points in the period and had the Pistons within four points until Tim Frazier's buzzer-beating 3-pointer made it 91-84 going to the fourth.

Detroit quickly narrowed the gap to 93-91, but the Pelicans responded with a 7-1 run to take an eight-point lead.

Drummond missed two free throws with 4:03 left, then fouled Randle at the other end. He hit both shots to make it 107-98, and the Pelicans held on to win.

TIP INS

Pelicans: New Orleans has won 16 of its last 20 against Detroit, including 12 of the last 13. ... Alvin Gentry, who coached the Pistons from 1997-2000, is 16-5 against them as a head coach.

Pistons: Galloway has hit at least four 3-pointers six times in the last 15 games. .. Reggie Jackson missed his first five shots and didn't score until 4:26 remained in the game.

UP NEXT

Pelicans: At Boston on Monday night.

Pistons: At Philadelphia on Monday night.

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