The Grizzlies fell behind by 15 points in the first quarter and were never able to catch up in losing to the Detroit Pistons Tuesday night at the FedExForum.
The Pistons led by as many as 24, before the Griz closed the gap to 8 in the fourth quarter. But Detroit made its free throws and held off a late Memphis charge.
Rudy Gay led Memphis with 20 points, while Richard Hamilton scored 30 for Detroit and Chauncey Billups had 28. For complete stats and boxscore, go here. For chat and analysis, see Beyond the Arc, the Flyer's Grizblog.