Mason Plumlee has triple-double, helps Pistons beat Pelicans

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By NOAH TRISTER

DETROIT (AP) — Mason Plumlee had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, and the Detroit Pistons spoiled Stan Van Gundy’s return to Motown, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 123-112. Van Gundy was the coach and president of basketball operations for the Pistons from 2014-18. He’s coaching the Pelicans now, and Detroit became the latest team to blitz New Orleans from 3-point range. Detroit went 17 of 35 from beyond the arc — 13 of 21 during the final three quarters. The Pelicans also lost their previous two games, allowing 25 3-pointers in each of those.