Memphis 98, Detroit 81

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 20, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #10 Ron Garretson, #67 John Goble, # Scott Twardoski
Attendance - 10255

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 22 27 24 25 98
Detroit 12 18 35 16 81

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Memphis 8-6 5-2 3-4 W5
Detroit 3-13 2-6 1-7 L4

Recap


Rudy Gay scored 24 points, Marc Gasol had 17 and the Memphis Grizzlies won their fourth straight against Detroit with a 98-81 victory over the host Pistons on Friday night.

Mike Conley added 14 points and 11 assists and Tony Allen had 13 points as the Grizzlies won consecutive road games for the first time in nearly two years.

Rookie Brandon Knight scored 22 and Tayshaun Prince added 14 for the Pistons, who committed 25 turnovers.

After scoring just four points in the opening four minutes, the Grizzlies took control and built a 10-point lead in the first quarter. They went ahead by as many as 21 on Conley’s jumper with 60 seconds left in the second, taking a 49-30 lead into halftime.

The Grizzlies shot 60 percent in the first half and forced eight turnovers, leading to 11 points.

Knight scored 10 during a 13-0 run in the third that got Detroit back within 64-57. Memphis restored order in the final frame, pushing the lead out to double digits and sending the Pistons to a fifth straight home loss, their longest streak since the 2009-10 campaign.

Top Game Performances

Memphis   Detroit
Rudy Gay 24 Scoring Brandon Knight 22
Mike Conley 11 Assists Brandon Knight 4
Marc Gasol 6 Rebounds Greg Monroe 13
Tony Allen 5 Free Throws Made Brandon Knight 10
Tony Allen 5 Steals Greg Monroe 3
Marc Gasol 1 Blocks Austin Daye 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Memphis 98 57.4 5-9 15-20 23 27 2 14 16
Detroit 81 43.9 4-10 19-26 17 38 3 8 25

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Portland. The Pistons have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .167 after a loss.
  • Memphis will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .429 after a loss.
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