Streaking Grizzlies welcome Pistons
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – The Memphis Grizzlies go for their fourth
straight victory tonight, as they welcome Ben Wallace and the Detroit Pistons
to the Pyramid.
The Grizzlies haven’t played since Saturday, when they picked up a 108-101
overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks.
Mike Miller scored a season-high 22 points to lift Memphis to the win. Jason
Williams also posted a season-high with 20 points for the Grizzlies, who
snapped an 11-game losing streak to Dallas. It was the first win for Memphis
in the series since November 8, 2000.
Pau Gasol added 17 points and 16 rebounds to help Memphis win its third
straight and recover from a 2-4 start to the season.
The Pistons are also coming off a big win after defeating the Los Angeles
Lakers, 106-96, at the Palace on Tuesday night.
Chauncey Billups poured in a game-high 24 points with eight assists for
Detroit. Corliss Williamson added 14 points and seven rebounds and Ben Wallace
recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 12 points and 15 rebounds.
Detroit has won back-to-back games on the heels of a three-game losing streak.
The Pistons placed center Zeljko Rebraca on the injured list with back spasms
before Tuesday’s game. They also activated forward Darvin Ham, who saw just
two minutes of action against the Lakers.
A win tonight would put the Grizzlies at two games above .500 for just the
third time in franchise history. They were 2-0 to start the 1995-96 season and
4-1 in 2001-02.
Detroit has won four straight over the Grizzlies and hasn’t lost to the team
since they moved from Vancouver before the 2001-02 season. The Pistons are 5-2
are on the road against the Grizzlies and have won both meetings in Memphis.
Memphis is 3-1 at home this season.
The Pistons are 3-3 on the road this season and have just a 1-3 mark against
the Western Conference.