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Pelicans hold off Pistons, 111-106 in OT

Anderson's 3s in OT, Smith's double-double helps New Orleans beat Detroit

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    New Orleans Pelicans small forward Al-Farouq Aminu (0) drives to the basket past Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond in the first half.

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    Detroit Pistons power forward Greg Monroe (10) goes to the basket over New Orleans Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson (33) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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    New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Austin Rivers, center, drives to the basket between Detroit Pistons small forward Josh Smith, bottom, and point guard Brandon Jennings in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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    New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon (10) battles under the rim with Detroit Pistons shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) and Detroit Pistons small forward Josh Smith (6) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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New Orleans Pelicans small forward Al-Farouq Aminu (0) drives to the basket past Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond in the first half.

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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.

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