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NBA Game Summary - Memphis at Detroit



(Sunday, January 5th)

Final Score: Memphis 112, Detroit 84

Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jon Leuer poured in a game-high 23 points and had eight rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 112-84 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Ed Davis scored 17 and had 11 rebounds and Zach Randolph had 16 points, 16 rebounds and five assists for the Grizzlies, who have alternated wins and losses over the last seven games. Tayshaun Prince and Mike Conley added 15 points apiece for the visitors.

Greg Monroe totaled 19 points and eight rebounds and Andre Drummond had 15 points and 14 rebounds for Detroit, which has lost four straight. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Josh Smith had 14 and 13 points, respectively, while the latter contributed nine rebounds.

Through just under five minutes into of the game the teams traded baskets before Caldwell-Pope sparked a 10-2 surge for the Pistons. The clock showed 4:11 left in the first quarter when Conley knocked down a trey to spark a 16-7 tear to end the quarter for Memphis.

Memphis led 28-27 on the strength of its quarter ending run.

Leuer began the second quarter netting 10 of the first 13 points for the Grizzlies but the effort was matched by an assortment of Pistons. Memphis led by four with 7:25 left in the first half.

In the last four minutes of the half following two ties and three lead changes, the Pistons managed to carry a 56-51 advantage into the break after they closed out the last 1:13 with a 7-2 burst.

Memphis came out of the locker room with a greater energy level than they showed in the first half. They started the third with a 22-9 tear and led 73-65, with 4:38 left.

Memphis continued to run away with the game as they charged ahead further with a 16-3 outburst to start the final 12 minutes. The Pistons trailed, 95-74, with six minutes left to play following the surge, however, the Grizzlies did not slow down and ended the game with a 17-10 run to seal the deal.

Game Notes

Memphis Grizzlies won its ninth straight playing at The Palace of Auburn Hills ... Will Bynum had four assists to give him 1,000 for his career ... Kyle Singler scored seven points to reach 1,001 for his career ... Memphis outscored Detroit 61-28 in the second half.

01/05 16:17:19 ET

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Scoreboard
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Final
DUR 11
TOL 10
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
TOL
 
Final
NYY 4
TOR 5
Final
CIN 2
WAS 4
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PHI 4
ARI 2
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TAM 2
BOS 3
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MIN 4
CWS 3
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KAN 3
CLE 10
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HOU 2
MIA 4
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MIL 0
NYM 2
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CHC 0
STL 1
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ANA 2
DET 1
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SEA 2
BAL 3
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COL 5
PIT 7
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ATL 8
SDP 3
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TEX 3
OAK 9
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SFG 3
LOS 4
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Final
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TOL 10
 
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