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Ball leads Pelicans past Pistons in overtime, 117-100

DETROIT (AP) A makeshift New Orleans Pelicans lineup blew a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter on Monday.

Lonzo Ball helped his teammates salvage the night.

Ball scored five of his 17 points in overtime and the Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons 117-110.

''That was a tough game,'' Ball said. ''We kind of lost it in the fourth quarter, but we got it back in overtime and ended up with a good win.''

The Pistons are still missing starters Blake Griffin (knee), Luke Kennard (knee) and Reggie Jackson (back), while the Pelicans played without their top three scorers - Brandon Ingram (knee), Jrue Holiday (elbow) and JJ Redick (hamstring) - along with Derrick Favors (hamstring) and Zion Williamson (knee).

''Over the course of the NBA season, guys are going to get an opportunity,'' Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. ''The question is whether or not they take advantage. Tonight, everyone we put in the lineup did that. This was just a great team effort.''

Along with the injuries, Pistons coach Dwane Casey benched Andre Drummond for the fourth quarter and overtime, playing Christian Wood for the final 20:23. Casey also went with youngsters Svi Mykhailiuk and Sekou Doumbouya down the stretch.

''In a situation like that, we're looking for five or six men who are playing hard and who can finish the game for us,'' Casey said. ''It wasn't a message for Andre as much as a message for everyone who wasn't on the floor. The young guys were playing hard and earned the right to be out there.''

Detroit, which trailed by 16 with 11 minutes to play, tied the game at 100 on Derrick Rose's bank shot with 30 seconds left. E'Twaun Moore missed two short jumpers, giving Detroit the ball with 14 seconds remaining.

That gave Rose a chance to replicate his game-winner on Dec. 9 in New Orleans, but he missed at the buzzer.

''It was the same play we ran down there when Derrick won it for us,'' Casey said. ''He got to his sweet spot again, but this one rimmed out.''

The Pelicans opened overtime with a 9-2 run, including five points from Ball, and Rose had two turnovers in the last 90 seconds.

''I thought Frank (Jackson) did a great job on Rose,'' Gentry said. ''He did a really good job of being physical and keeping him out of the exact spot he wanted to be.''

New Orleans has won three of four and is now 9-4 after a 6-22 start. Jalil Okafor had 25 points and 14 rebounds while Nicolo Melli scored 20 points and Moore had 16.

The Pistons lost their third straight and their 12th in the last 15 games. Rose had 23 points and eight assists, while Wood added 18 points and nine rebounds. Doumbouya scored 16 points, matching a his career best.

Okafor had 19 points and eight rebounds as the Pelicans took a 63-52 halftime lead.

''My teammates were really urging me on, and once I saw the ball going in, I got into a good rhythm,'' he said. ''My confidence was through the roof.''

Okafor, though, only had six points after halftime.

''Ja likes to play with his back to the basket and shoot that little jump hook, and he was hitting everything in the first half,'' Wood said. ''I tried to make him shoot jumpers from further out and that helped.''

Detroit narrowed the gap to seven at the start of the third, but Melli answered with a 3-pointer. The Pelicans kept the gap in double figures for the rest of the quarter, going into the fourth with an 89-77 lead.

Doumbouya's transition dunk cut it to 97-91 with 6:05 left, and Rose followed with a layup in traffic. Josh Hart and Wood traded 3-pointers, and another layup by Rose pulled the Pistons within 100-98.

TIP INS

Pelicans: With the Pelicans short-handed, rookie Zylon Cheatham entered the rotation as part of coach Alvin Gentry's second unit. He played 11 minutes, scoring two points in his third NBA game.

Pistons: Guard Jordan Bone, who came into the game with six NBA minutes over three games, was inserted into the game in the first quarter as part of a three-guard second unit. Bone finished with no points in eight first-half minutes.

PISTONS STRUGGLE ON GLASS

The Pelicans dominated on the boards at both ends of the floor, pulling down 90% of Detroit's missed shots and 31% of their own misses.

''I don't think that was all hustle, because they are longer than us at a lot of positions. When we go small, we're really small,'' Casey said. ''But they did a good job and we need our guards to be better at getting long rebounds.''

UP NEXT

Pelicans: Host the Utah Jazz on Thursday.

Pistons: Visit the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:41 +2 Jahlil Okafor made floating jump shot 2-0
11:17   Andre Drummond missed hook shot  
11:16   Defensive rebound by Josh Hart  
11:12   Out of bounds turnover on Lonzo Ball  
10:56 +3 Sekou Doumbouya made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Svi Mykhailiuk 2-3
10:42   Shooting foul on Tony Snell  
10:42 +1 Nicolo Melli made 1st of 2 free throws 3-3
10:42 +1 Nicolo Melli made 2nd of 2 free throws 4-3
10:26   Shooting foul on Josh Hart  
10:26 +1 Svi Mykhailiuk made 1st of 2 free throws 4-4
10:26 +1 Svi Mykhailiuk made 2nd of 2 free throws 4-5
10:17   Josh Hart missed jump shot  
10:14   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
10:03 +2 Sekou Doumbouya made reverse layup, assist by Bruce Brown 4-7
9:51 +2 Jahlil Okafor made driving layup 6-7
9:51   Shooting foul on Andre Drummond  
9:51 +1 Jahlil Okafor made free throw 7-7
9:42   Sekou Doumbouya missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:36   Defensive rebound by Lonzo Ball  
9:34 +2 Nicolo Melli made layup, assist by Lonzo Ball 9-7
9:17   Lost ball turnover on Andre Drummond, stolen by Lonzo Ball  
9:12 +2 Jahlil Okafor made alley-oop shot, assist by Lonzo Ball 11-7
8:46 +3 Bruce Brown made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Svi Mykhailiuk 11-10
8:32 +3 Lonzo Ball made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jahlil Okafor 14-10
8:11   Bruce Brown missed floating jump shot  
8:08   Defensive rebound by Lonzo Ball  
8:02 +3 E'Twaun Moore made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Lonzo Ball 17-10
7:48   Svi Mykhailiuk missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:45   Offensive rebound by Svi Mykhailiuk  
7:35 +2 Andre Drummond made layup 17-12
7:19   Bad pass turnover on Lonzo Ball, stolen by Andre Drummond  
7:15 +2 Svi Mykhailiuk made layup 17-14
6:57   Jahlil Okafor missed layup  
6:57   NO team rebound  
6:51   Lonzo Ball missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:49   Defensive rebound by Sekou Doumbouya  
6:40 +2 Andre Drummond made dunk, assist by Tony Snell 17-16
6:29 +2 E'Twaun Moore made floating jump shot 19-16
6:15   Offensive foul on Sekou Doumbouya  
6:15   Turnover on Sekou Doumbouya  
6:03   Nicolo Melli missed jump shot  
5:59   Offensive rebound by Jahlil Okafor  
5:59 +2 Jahlil Okafor made dunk 21-16
5:44   Tony Snell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:41   Defensive rebound by E'Twaun Moore  
5:22 +2 Nicolo Melli made jump shot 23-16
4:55   Andre Drummond missed floating jump shot  
4:52   Defensive rebound by Jahlil Okafor  
4:45 +2 Jahlil Okafor made jump shot 25-16
4:24   Tony Snell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:22   Defensive rebound by Jahlil Okafor  
4:12   Jahlil Okafor missed jump shot  
4:09   Defensive rebound by Bruce Brown  
4:04   Bruce Brown missed layup, blocked by Jahlil Okafor  
4:00   Defensive rebound by Nicolo Melli  
3:59   Nicolo Melli missed finger-roll layup  
3:56   Defensive rebound by Tony Snell  
3:50   Shooting foul on Jahlil Okafor  
3:50   Andre Drummond missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:50   DET team rebound  
3:50   Andre Drummond missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:48   Defensive rebound by Jaxson Hayes  
3:32   Lonzo Ball missed running Jump Shot  
3:29   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
3:18   Markieff Morris missed jump shot  
3:16   Defensive rebound by Jaxson Hayes  
3:09   Nicolo Melli missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:04   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
2:52   Traveling violation turnover on Andre Drummond  
2:37   Frank Jackson missed jump shot  
2:33   Defensive rebound by Langston Galloway  
2:23   Markieff Morris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:21   Defensive rebound by Nickeil Alexander-Walker  
2:15   Frank Jackson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:10   Offensive rebound by Frank Jackson  
2:04   Bad pass turnover on Zylan Cheatham, stolen by Langston Galloway  
1:59   Jordan Bone missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:54   Defensive rebound by Lonzo Ball  
1:50 +2 Frank Jackson made finger-roll layup, assist by Lonzo Ball 27-16
1:50   Shooting foul on Langston Galloway  
1:50 +1 Frank Jackson made free throw 28-16
1:35   Shooting foul on Zylan Cheatham  
1:35 +1 Derrick Rose made 1st of 2 free throws 28-17
1:35 +1 Derrick Rose made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-18
1:23 +2 Jaxson Hayes made alley-oop shot, assist by Frank Jackson 30-18
1:00 +2 Christian Wood made driving layup, assist by Jordan Bone 30-20
1:00   Shooting foul on Jaxson Hayes  
1:00 +1 Christian Wood made free throw 30-21
0:50   Frank Jackson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:47   Defensive rebound by Christian Wood  
0:41   Derrick Rose missed jump shot  
0:38   Defensive rebound by Jaxson Hayes  
0:34   Out of bounds turnover on Lonzo Ball  
0:17   Personal foul on Lonzo Ball  
0:17 +1 Markieff Morris made 1st of 2 free throws 30-22
0:17 +1 Markieff Morris made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-23
0:03   Shooting foul on Christian Wood  
0:03 +1 Jaxson Hayes made 1st of 2 free throws 31-23
0:03 +1 Jaxson Hayes made 2nd of 2 free throws 32-23
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:43   Markieff Morris missed jump shot  
11:41   Defensive rebound by Jaxson Hayes  
11:29 +2 Frank Jackson made running Jump Shot, assist by Lonzo Ball 34-23
11:18 +2 Derrick Rose made driving layup 34-25
11:04   Bad pass turnover on Lonzo Ball, stolen by Christian Wood  
10:59   Lost ball turnover on Derrick Rose, stolen by Frank Jackson  
10:55   Offensive foul on Frank Jackson  
10:55   Turnover on Frank Jackson  
10:55   Full timeout called  
10:45   Derrick Rose missed driving layup, blocked by Zylan Cheatham  
10:41   Defensive rebound by Nickeil Alexander-Walker  
10:38 +2 Zylan Cheatham made reverse layup, assist by Lonzo Ball 36-25
10:23   Jordan Bone missed jump shot  
10:20   Defensive rebound by Zylan Cheatham  
10:13 +2 Frank Jackson made driving dunk 38-25
9:53 +3 Langston Galloway made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jordan Bone 38-28
9:33   Out of bounds turnover on Nickeil Alexander-Walker  
9:20 +3 Langston Galloway made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Derrick Rose 38-31
8:56   Nickeil Alexander-Walker missed floating jump shot  
8:53   Defensive rebound by Markieff Morris  
8:41   Markieff Morris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:38   Defensive rebound by Zylan Cheatham  
8:38   Out of bounds turnover on Zylan Cheatham  
8:27 +2 Langston Galloway made jump shot, assist by Jordan Bone 38-33
8:16 +2 E'Twaun Moore made jump shot 40-33
8:00 +2 Derrick Rose made driving layup 40-35
7:53   Shooting foul on Thon Maker  
7:53   Jaxson Hayes missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:53   Team rebound  
7:53   Jaxson Hayes missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7:50   Defensive rebound by Markieff Morris  
7:38   Shooting foul on Jaxson Hayes  
7:38 +1 Thon Maker made 1st of 2 free throws 40-36
7:38 +1 Thon Maker made 2nd of 2 free throws 40-37
7:25 +2 Nickeil Alexander-Walker made driving layup, assist by Jahlil Okafor 42-37
7:25   Shooting foul on Markieff Morris  
7:25 +1 Nickeil Alexander-Walker made free throw 43-37
7:13   Derrick Rose missed driving layup, blocked by Jahlil Okafor  
7:13   DET team rebound  
7:11   Markieff Morris missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:08   Defensive rebound by Jahlil Okafor  
6:59   Shooting foul on Thon Maker  
6:59 +1 Nickeil Alexander-Walker made 1st of 2 free throws 44-37
6:59 +1 Nickeil Alexander-Walker made 2nd of 2 free throws 45-37
6:48   Shooting foul on Jahlil Okafor  
6:48   Derrick Rose missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:48   DET team rebound  
6:48 +1 Derrick Rose made 2nd of 2 free throws 45-38
6:35 +2 E'Twaun Moore made floating jump shot 47-38
6:09   Thon Maker missed floating jump shot  
6:05   Defensive rebound by Jahlil Okafor  
6:01   Frank Jackson missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Derrick Rose  
5:57   Defensive rebound by Svi Mykhailiuk  
5:53 +3 Svi Mykhailiuk made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Sekou Doumbouya 47-41
5:36 +2 Frank Jackson made driving layup, assist by Jahlil Okafor 49-41
5:30   Langston Galloway missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:27   Defensive rebound by Jahlil Okafor  
5:21 +2 Jahlil Okafor made driving layup 51-41
4:58 +2 Derrick Rose made driving layup 51-43
4:50   Shooting foul on Thon Maker  
4:50 +1 E'Twaun Moore made 1st of 2 free throws 52-43
4:50 +1 E'Twaun Moore made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-43
4:30   Bad pass turnover on Bruce Brown, stolen by Lonzo Ball  
4:19   Jahlil Okafor missed driving layup  
4:16   Offensive rebound by Jahlil Okafor  
4:16 +2 Jahlil Okafor made dunk 55-43
3:55   Andre Drummond missed hook shot  
3:53   Defensive rebound by Jahlil Okafor  
3:43   Lost ball turnover on Jahlil Okafor, stolen by Andre Drummond  
3:39 +2 Bruce Brown made layup 55-45
3:29   Lonzo Ball missed jump shot  
3:28   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
3:24   Shooting foul on Nicolo Melli  
3:24   Bruce Brown missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:24   DET team rebound  
3:24 +1 Bruce Brown made 2nd of 2 free throws 55-46
3:12   Personal foul on Andre Drummond  
3:12 +1 Jahlil Okafor made 1st of 2 free throws 56-46
3:12 +1 Jahlil Okafor made 2nd of 2 free throws 57-46
2:52   Andre Drummond missed driving dunk  
2:51   Defensive rebound by Josh Hart  
2:43   Nicolo Melli missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:38   Offensive rebound by E'Twaun Moore  
2:36 +3 Nicolo Melli made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by E'Twaun Moore 60-46
2:11   Svi Mykhailiuk missed fade-away jump shot  
2:09   Defensive rebound by Nicolo Melli  
2:06   Bad pass turnover on Josh Hart, stolen by Sekou Doumbouya  
1:48 +2 Bruce Brown made layup, assist by Andre Drummond 60-48
1:31 +2 Jahlil Okafor made jump shot, assist by Josh Hart 62-48
1:05   Andre Drummond missed driving layup, blocked by Jahlil Okafor  
1:03   Defensive rebound by Nicolo Melli  
0:41   Jahlil Okafor missed hook shot  
0:40   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
0:31   Shooting foul on Nicolo Melli  
0:31 +1 Sekou Doumbouya made 1st of 2 free throws 62-49
0:31 +1 Sekou Doumbouya made 2nd of 2 free throws 62-50
0:25   Personal foul on Tony Snell  
0:25 +1 E'Twaun Moore made 1st of 2 free throws 63-50
0:25   E'Twaun Moore missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
0:23   Defensive rebound by Sekou Doumbouya  
0:04 +2 Andre Drummond made alley-oop shot, assist by Bruce Brown 63-52
0:00   Lonzo Ball missed layup  
0:00   Defensive rebound by Sekou Doumbouya  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:41 +2 Andre Drummond made floating jump shot, assist by Derrick Rose 63-54
11:23   Offensive foul on E'Twaun Moore  
11:23   Turnover on E'Twaun Moore  
11:13   Derrick Rose missed 3-pt. jump shot