Basketball / Sports

Pistons stunned by Pelicans after blowing big lead

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Eric Gordon's layup with 1.9 seconds left allowed the New Orleans Pelicans to overcome a 16-point deficit and stun the Detroit Pistons on Friday night, 103-101.

The Pistons had two time-outs remaining, but Brandon Jennings took the in-bounds pass and tossed up at least a 70-footer while Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks was screaming for a time-out.

After the buzzer a fan yelled an expletive at Cheeks and the first-year-in-Detroit coach gave him a hard stare. Cheeks didn't leave the court for several minutes and Pistons director of security Jerry Herndon stood nearby.

The Pistons have lost 10 of 13.

The Pistons (17-26) took a 16-point lead in the third quarter after a 30-4 run, but quickly surrendered a 14-5 run to the Pelicans (17-25).

The hero in the Pelicans comeback was Anthony Morrow, who scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter.

Andre Drummond had the first 20-20 game of his career with 21 points and 20 rebounds. Jennings scored 18 of his 28 points in the third.

The Pistons fell to 7-15 at the Palace and 2-14 against the Western Conference.

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