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Pistons vs. Pelicans final score: Anthony Davis delivers another Motown beatdown

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Detroit doesn’t have an identity, a plan or much hope

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Anthony Davis dominated the Detroit Pistons again, netting 38 points in a 118-103 beclowning of the Detroit Pistons. I’m just glad nobody was at Little Caesars Arena to witness it. The reported attendance was 14,453 and the actual attendance seemed to be about half that.

It was the Pelicans 19th win in its last 20 games against the Pistons.

Detroit looked like a mess on offense, but that paled in comparison to how hopeless the team looked on defense. There was both no resistance at the rim and yet wide open looks without a player within 10 feet of the 3-point line.

The Pelicans made 14 3s and dominated inside with 54 paint points to just 38 for the Pistons.

Blake Griffin had 22 points on 17 shots and made just one of six 3-pointers. Andre Drummond added 13 points and 21 rebounds and somehow had no real impact on the game.

New Pelican Nikola Mirotic outplayed both Piston big men off the bench, hitting four 3s and playing effective defense.

The loss is Detroit’s third in a row and look no closer to figuring anything out on either end. The team is a mess and Stan Van Gundy is running out of time to fix it.