It was not an expected defeat and the Memphis Grizzlies paid for it with a place in the tight Western play-in standings. The Detroit Pistons snapped a four-game losing streak with a 111-97 win over the Grizzlies, who see Golden State ahead of them in the standings.
Despite facing the second worst record in the NBA, the Grizzlies ran dry in the second quarter after conceding a 27-17 run. Ja morant led Tennessee with 20 points and Jonas Valanciunas he added 19 points and 16 rebounds.
Jaren Jackson Jr, who scored 17 points, did not want to make excuses: “It was the second game in a row, but there are no excuses. We always have to be prepared ”.
Seven Detroit players finished in double digits, led by 18 goals from Wayne Ellingon and Cory Joseph.
Memphis is ninth in the West with 33 wins and 33 losses, while the Golden State Warriors lead them with 34 wins and 33 losses. Spurs are 10th with 31 wins and 34 losses.