Pelicans fall hard to Pistons late

Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) battles for the ball with Detroit Pistons guard Ish Smith (14) during the first quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (Mandatory Credit: Leon Halip-USA TODAY Sports)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a career-high 38 points, leading the Detroit Pistons to a 118-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.
Tobias Harris added 19 points and Andre Drummond 17 for the Pistons, who ended an eight-game losing streak to New Orleans. Detroit had lost three in a row overall.
New Orleans blew a nine-point lead in the third quarter and lost its third straight and fourth in five games. Anthony Davis, who scored a career-high 59 points last February at Detroit, had 31 points and 12 rebounds, while Jrue Holliday added 22 points and 11 assists.

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