Despite struggling with turnovers and having difficulty containing the Brooklyn Nets' shooters, the Pelicans still were able to extend their winning streak to three on Wednesday night.

Behind Quincy Pondexter's career-high 25 points, the Pelicans beat the Nets 102-96 at the Smoothie King Center. Though the Pelicans finished with 20 turnovers and surrendered 52 points in the paint, they separated themselves from the Nets with nine minutes remaining after Pondexter made a 3-pointer to extend their lead to 83-80.

Then, after the Nets scored, backup forward Luke Babbitt sank another 3-pointer. The Pelicans eventually extended their lead to 11 in the quarter before they were forced to hold off a late Nets' run.

The Pelicans closed out the game making 51.4 percent of their shots and made 11 3-pointers.

Forward Joe Johnson led the Nets with 21 points and Thaddeus Young came off the bench to score 19. The Pelicans had six players to reach double figures. Guard Tyreke Evans scored 15, forward Dante Cunningham had 13 and guard Norris Cole scored 11 points, his third consecutive game scoring in double figures since he was acquired last week in a trade.