Pelicans hold off Pistons, 111-106 in OT

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

12/11/2013
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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.
New Orleans Pelicans small forward Al-Farouq Aminu (0) drives to the basket past Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond in the first half.

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.