New Orleans got 25 points from David West en route to a 93-74 victory over Detroit on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.
New Orleans won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 10-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 187.5.
New Orleans got 22 points from Marco Belinelli and another 14 points from Emeka Okafor. Chris Paul contributed 14 assists, while Trevor Ariza cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
Detroit got 19 points from Ben Gordon in a losing cause and another 16 points from Rodney Stuckey. Tracy McGrady contributed 3 assists for the Pistons, while Ben Wallace had 7 rebounds.
New Orleans led at halftime, 44-34.
Detroit won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-40.
New Orleans heads into a battle against the Thunder. Detroit, meanwhile, will have their next action against Minnesota.