Brandon Ingram shoots over Langston Galloway

Postgame wrap: Pistons 105, Pelicans 103

Pistons (10-14), Pelicans (6-18)
by Jim Eichenhofer
@Jim_Eichenhofer

With time ticking down in a tie game, Derrick Rose spun in the middle of the lane, cleared enough room to fire a mid-range jumper and drained the shot, handing New Orleans a heartbreaking defeat Monday. The Pelicans were coming off their most one-sided loss of the season, but this one was much closer, with the hosts rallying from a 11-point deficit before falling on Rose’s game-winner.

Asked whether this is the toughest stretch the Pelicans have endured in his five seasons at the helm, head coach Alvin Gentry quickly responded, "Yes it is. Without a doubt. Yes it is."

IT WAS OVER WHEN…

Trailing by two with 0.3 seconds left, New Orleans drew up an inbound alley oop pass to high-leaping Jaxson Hayes, who got his hands on the feed and tipped the ball, but couldn’t quite direct it into the hoop. The buzzer sounded, marking a ninth consecutive defeat for the Pelicans, who travel to Milwaukee and Philadelphia this week.

PELICANS PLAYER OF THE GAME

Brandon Ingram registered his fourth game of 30-plus points for New Orleans, including double figures in both halves. Ingram’s 17 first-half points helped the Pelicans grab a 53-47 halftime edge; he added 14 after intermission. Overall, the fourth-year forward notched 31 points on 11/21 shooting from the field, including 4/9 three-point accuracy.

BY THE NUMBERS

8/38: New Orleans three-point shooting, despite Ingram’s 4/9 performance, meaning the rest of the squad was 4/29.

11/70: New Orleans three-point shooting over the past two games, after going 3/32 in Dallas on Saturday.

34-21: Detroit third-quarter advantage, turning a six-point halftime deficit into an 81-74 lead.

#WEEKLYREVIEW

For the sixth time in seven weeks of this regular season, Brandon Ingram earned the most votes from fans in a Player of the Week poll, this time garnering 62 percent of ballots. In a total of three games this week (two vs. Dallas, Thursday vs. Phoenix), the forward averaged 19.7 points per game. Ingram continues to be very efficient offensively, shooting 52.6 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range.

Entertainment: National Anthem performance by Sophia Parigi – December 9 vs. Detroit Pistons

Sophia Parigi performed the United States National Anthem in the Smoothie King Center on Monday, December 9 as the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Detroit Pistons.

Game 24: Pelicans vs. Pistons 12/9/19

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Entertainment: National Anthem performance by Sophia Parigi – December 9 vs. Detroit Pistons

Sophia Parigi performed the United States National Anthem in the Smoothie King Center on Monday, December 9 as the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Detroit Pistons.
Dec 10, 2019  |  02:00

Entertainment: Pelicans Dance Team 3rd quarter performance - December 9 vs. Detroit Pistons

The Pelicans Dance Team performed for fans during the 3rd quarter of the team's home game against the Detroit Pistons on December 9, 2019.
Dec 10, 2019  |  01:24

Pelicans Halftime: Steve Max Master of Simon Sez - December 9, 2019 vs. Detroit Pistons

Steve Max, master of Simon Sez, performed during halftime of the team’s regular-season game against the Detroit Pistons on December 9, 2019.
Dec 10, 2019  |  07:23

Pelicans vs. Pistons Postgame: Head Coach Alvin Gentry 12-9-19

Head Coach Alvin Gentry speaks to the media following the Pelicans' loss to the Detroit Pistons.
Dec 9, 2019  |  04:49

Pelicans vs. Pistons Postgame: Jrue Holiday 12-9-19

Jrue Holiday speaks to the media following the Pelicans' tough loss against the Detroit Pistons.
Dec 9, 2019  |  02:02

Brandon Ingram (31 points) Highlights vs. Detroit Pistons

Brandon Ingram (31 points) Highlights vs. Detroit Pistons, 12/09/2019
Dec 9, 2019  |  01:56

Jrue Holiday (20 points) Highlights vs. Detroit Pistons

Jrue Holiday (20 points) Highlights vs. Detroit Pistons, 12/09/2019
Dec 9, 2019  |  01:56

Jrue Holiday with 10 Points in the 4th Quarter vs. Detroit Pistons

Jrue Holiday with 10 Points in the 4th Quarter vs. Detroit Pistons, 12/09/2019
Dec 9, 2019  |  00:53

Brandon Ingram pretty turnaround jumper | Pelicans-Pistons Highlights

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram with the patient turn-around jumper vs the Detroit Pistons.
Dec 9, 2019  |  00:21

Josh Hart sweet dish to Jrue | Pelicans-Pistons Highlights

Josh Hart finds Jrue Holiday in transition with the sweet dish vs the Detroit Pistons.
Dec 9, 2019  |  00:17

Brandon Ingram straight-away 3 | Pelicans-Pistons Highlights

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram with the nice straight-away 3-pointer vs the Detroit Pistons.
Dec 9, 2019  |  00:21

Lonzo Ball with a pair of nice buckets | Pelicans-Pistons Highlights

New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball with a couple of nice buckets in the 3rd vs the Detroit Pistons.
Dec 9, 2019  |  00:20

Jaxson Hayes adds to his dunk total | Pelicans-Pistons Highlights

Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes adds to his highlight reel with another big dunk vs the Detroit Pistons.
Dec 9, 2019  |  00:10

Brandon Ingram starts 2nd half hot | Pelicans-Pistons Highlights

Brandon Ingram starts the 2nd half off right with some nice buckets vs the Detroit Pistons.
Dec 9, 2019  |  00:17

Jaxson Hayes 2-handed jam | Pelicans-Pistons Highlights

Jaxson Hayes runs the floor and is rewarded in the paint, finishing with the 2-handed slam dunk vs the Detroit Pistons
Dec 9, 2019  |  00:22

Lonzo Ball with the full-court assist | Pelicans-Pistons Highlights

New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball uses great vision and passing to find Josh Hart with the full-court pass against the Detroit Pistons.
Dec 9, 2019  |  00:24

Brandon Ingram Posterizes Drummond | Pelicans-Pistons Highlights

Highlights of New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram with the poster dunk on Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond.
Dec 9, 2019  |  00:15

Jaxson Hayes with the HUGE dunk vs Detroit | Pelicans-Pistons Highlights

New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes delivers the monster dunk vs the Detroit Pistons.
Dec 9, 2019  |  00:22

Jrue & Jah play the 2-man game | Pelicans-Pistons Highlights

December 09, 2019: Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans - Highlights of Jrue Holiday
Dec 9, 2019  |  00:18
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