DETROIT -- Anthony Davis had 38 points and 10 rebounds to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat Detroit 118-103 on Monday night in another one of his strong performances against the Pistons.
Davis is averaging 30.4 points per game against the Pistons, his highest total against an NBA team. He scored a career-high 59 against them nearly two years ago.
That's one reason the Pelicans have won 11 of the last 12 games against the Pistons.
Detroit attempted to defend Davis with Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin, but they were no match for Davis inside, off the dribble or on the outside. The All-Star was 14 of 24 from the field, including 3 for 6 on 3-pointers.
Davis had 10 points in the second quarter, powering New Orleans to a 60-52 lead at halftime.
Nikola Mirotic helped the Pelicans pull away in the third quarter and finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds.
New Orleans has won two straight for the first time since DeMarcus Cousins tore his left Achilles tendon. It is 3-5 without the All-Star center.
The Pistons have lost three straight after winning five in a row, including four with Griffin.
Griffin scored 22 on 8-of-17 shooting. Drummond had 13 points and 21 rebounds (see full recap).
Seven score in double figures as Clippers roll
NEW YORK -- Lou Williams scored 20 points, DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and they got plenty of help from a balanced Clippers lineup in a 114-101 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.
Los Angeles put seven players in double figures and shot 56.5 percent from the field in its fourth win in five games, bouncing back nicely from a loss in Philadelphia.
Austin Rivers scored 17 points, Danilo Gallinari had 16 and reserve Montrezl Harrell collected 15 points on 6-for-6 shooting. The Clippers made 19 of their first 26 shots and won for the 12th time in 17 games.
D'Angelo Russell and Joe Harris each scored 16 for the Nets, who dropped their sixth straight.
The Clippers are still adjusting to a different team after trading Blake Griffin to Detroit, and coach Doc Rivers said the Clippers were being careful not to call too many plays, since the new players hadn't had enough time to learn them.
Whatever they did Monday worked just fine.
The Clippers were 15 of 21 in the first quarter, building a 34-22 lead. They kept it up in the second, pushing the lead to 45-28 on consecutive layups by Harrell, who made all four shots in seven first-half minutes. Los Angeles led 66-51 at the break.
They had 90 points after three quarters and when the Nets cut it to nine in the fourth, the Clippers scored six straight to take a comfortable lead again (see full recap).