NBA Detroit Pistons vs New Orleans Pelicans

NBA Detroit Pistons vs New Orleans Pelicans - livestream88 - sports nba live stream An inter-conference clash between teams fighting for their playoff lives takes place in the Motor City. The New Orleans Pelicans are on the road as they travel to face the Detroit Pistons Monday night. New Orleans snapped a three game slide by beating the Nets 138-128 in double overtime on the road Saturday evening. Detroit was in action Sunday afternoon as they faced the Hawks on the road. The Pelicans own a 20-14 advantage in the all-time regular season series and have won eight of the last nine meetings with back to back wins to their credit: that includes a 112-109 win at home in the first matchup this season on January 8.

New Orleans Pelicans Trying to Hold Playoff Spot
New Orleans entered Saturday night losers of five of their last six and they tried to give this one away as well. The Pelicans managed to get the win, however, leaving them with a half-game lead over the Clippers for the final playoff spot entering Sunday. New Orleans led by 12 after one quarter, by 20 at the half, by as many as 28 in the game and by 15 after three quarters before Brooklyn stormed back to force overtime. The Pelicans finally regained control for good in the second overtime, outscoring the Nets 14-4. New Orleans shot 49.1 percent from the field, including nine of 24 from three point range, and survived missing 14 of 39 free throws. Anthony Davis had a monster game with 44 points, 17 rebounds, six steals and three blocks in the win to lead the Pelicans.

The Pelicans are 4th in the league in scoring offense with 110.7 points per game. The Pelicans are 17th in rebounding with 43.3 boards per game while ranking 2nd with 26.2 assists per contest. New Orleans is 29th in scoring defense as they give up 111.2 points per contest. Anthony Davis is leading the Pelicans in scoring with 26.9 points to go with 10.7 rebounds and 2.12 blocks per game. DeMarcus Cousins (25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists) was terrific playing alongside Davis but is done for the year after rupturing his Achilles on January 26 against Houston. That means Jrue Holiday (18.5 points, 5.3 assists), Ian Clark, Rashad Vaughn, Rajon Rondo, Nikola Mirotic (16.4 points, 6.7 rebounds) and E’Twaun Moore (12.7 points) all have to step up and put the ball in the hole as Davis can’t do it alone. Solomon Hill is out of the lineup until at least mid-February, thinning their rotation a bit. New Orleans is 2nd in field goal percentage shooting 48.3 percent from the floor. The Pelicans are 14th with 10.6 made threes per game and stand 12th in the league by converting 36.3 percent from long range this season.