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Hornets 105, Pistons 86

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Brandon Knight #7 of the Detroit Pistons drives around Austin Rivers #25 of the New Orleans Hornets on February 11, 2013. (Getty Images/Allen Einstein)

Brandon Knight #7 of the Detroit Pistons drives around Austin Rivers #25 of the New Orleans Hornets on February 11, 2013. (Getty Images/Allen Einstein)

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (97.1 THE TICKET/AP) – Greg Monroe had a double/double but it’s not nearly enough as the Detroit Pistons are stung by the New Orleans Hornets 105-86 on Monday.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket - Monroe scored 17 points and added 11 rebounds, reserve Rodney Stuckey led Detroit with 19 points, but most came after the game had been decided.

Playing without star rookie Andre Drummond (back), the Pistons had no answer for New Orleans in the paint.

Ryan Anderson scored 31 points, Robin Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds, for the Hornets.

New Orleans had lost of five of seven coming in, but was in control for the final 40 minutes even though Eric Gordon sat out to rest his knee. Wearing their purple, green and gold Mardi Gras jerseys, New Orleans finished with 10 blocks to just three for the Pistons. Al-Farouq Aminu added 12 points and 14 rebounds.

Tune in to 97.1 The Ticket on Wednesday as the Detroit Pistons take on the Washington Wizards – tipoff at 7:30 p.m.

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