Detroit Pistons (8-20, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (12-12, ninth in the Western Conference)
Memphis; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit visits the Memphis Grizzlies after Jerami Grant scored 43 points in the Pistons' 105-102 loss to the Bulls.
The Grizzlies are 5-8 in home games. Memphis is the leader in the Western Conference with 15.7 fast break points led by Ja Morant averaging 2.4.
The Pistons have gone 2-12 away from home. Detroit has a 2-7 record against teams below .500.
The matchup Friday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Grayson Allen leads the Grizzlies with 2.3 made 3-pointers, and is averaging 10.4 points while shooting 43.6% from beyond the arc. Xavier Tillman is shooting 59.7% and averaging 7.6 points over the last 10 games for Memphis.
Wayne Ellington leads the Pistons averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers while scoring 10.6 points per game and shooting 43.8% from beyond the arc. Mason Plumlee is shooting 54.6% and averaging 10.8 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 4-6, averaging 116.8 points, 41.7 rebounds, 29.6 assists, 9.7 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.3 points on 51.7% shooting.
Pistons: 4-6, averaging 107.4 points, 40.3 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points on 48.3% shooting.
INJURIES: Grizzlies: Killian Tillie: out (foot), Desmond Bane: out (personal), Jaren Jackson Jr.: out (knee), Justise Winslow: out (hip), De'Anthony Melton: out (shoulder).
Pistons: Killian Hayes: out (hip), Jahlil Okafor: out (knee), Sekou Doumbouya: out (concussion), Blake Griffin: out (not with team).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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