Jennings took the inbounds pass and held for the last second shot. He drove to the bucket and missed the layup, but Drummond was there for the tip-in with 0.3 seconds to go.
The Pistons (14-25) came in having won of nine of 10, but were never competitive with New Orleans, which led by 20 with 3:15 to play.
Detroit Pistons PG Brandon Jennings has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for an obscene gesture he made during Monday’s 114-111 win in Toronto.
“If you’re continuing to play really well, it changes the way you look at it,” Van Gundy said Wednesday.
Detroit had just lost to Atlanta when a last-second 3-pointer missed the mark, but Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy noticed something unusual about the home crowd’s reaction.
Brandon Jennings had 34 points and 10 assists, and the Detroit Pistons won for the ninth time in 10 games, beating the Toronto Raptors.
Detroit, which has won eight of nine since releasing Josh Smith, also got 16 points and 17 rebounds from Greg Monroe and 14 points and nine boards from Andre Drummond.
The Pistons beat the Spurs on an amazing last-second running shot by Brandon Jennings, but a profane catchphrase keyed by Van Gundy will remain the lasting image.
After trailing by 23 in the second quarter, Detroit rallied and had a chance to tie when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
NBA Insider John Hollinger of ESPN posted his latest NBA Playoff odds.