Memphis takes on Detroit on 3-game slide

Sun, Mar 31, 2024
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Memphis takes on Detroit on 3-game slide

Memphis Grizzlies (24-50, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (13-61, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Memphis looks to break its three-game skid with a victory against Detroit.

The Pistons have gone 7-31 in home games. Detroit is ninth in the Eastern Conference with 25.8 assists per game led by Cade Cunningham averaging 7.5.

The Grizzlies are 16-22 in road games. Memphis ranks last in the NBA scoring 45.2 points per game in the paint.

The Pistons average 11.0 made 3-pointers per game this season, 2.4 fewer makes per game than the Grizzlies give up (13.4). The Grizzlies average 13.4 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.3 more made shots on average than the 12.1 per game the Pistons allow.

The teams square off for the second time this season. In the last meeting on Dec. 7 the Grizzlies won 116-102 led by 49 points from Desmond Bane, while Bojan Bogdanovic scored 22 points for the Pistons.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jalen Duren is averaging 13.9 points and 12 rebounds for the Pistons. Cunningham is averaging 15.0 points over the last 10 games.

Bane is scoring 23.7 points per game and averaging 4.4 rebounds for the Grizzlies. Gregory Jackson is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 2-8, averaging 99.5 points, 45.2 rebounds, 22.3 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 42.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.7 points per game.

Grizzlies: 2-8, averaging 105.3 points, 44.3 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 9.2 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 41.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.6 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Stanley Umude: out for season (ankle), Ausar Thompson: out for season (illness), Isaiah Stewart: out for season (hamstring), Simone Fontecchio: day to day (toe), Quentin Grimes: out for season (knee), Taj Gibson: day to day (hamstring), Marcus Sasser: day to day (illness).

Grizzlies: Santi Aldama: day to day (illness), Vince Williams Jr.: day to day (knee), John Konchar: day to day (heel), Ja Morant: out for season (shoulder), Marcus Smart: out (finger), Desmond Bane: day to day (back), Derrick Rose: out (back), Ziaire Williams: out (hip), Yuta Watanabe: day to day (personal).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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