Saturday , Jan , 31 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Detroit Pistons Team Report – January 31

=== Detroit Pistons Team Report – January 31 ===

(Sports Network) – The Detroit Pistons welcome Pau Gasol and the surprising
Memphis Grizzlies to The Palace of Auburn Hills tonight.

Earlier this season, Detroit knocked off the Grizzlies, 99-92, on November 19,
2003 at The Pyramid. The Pistons have won five straight and eight of their
last nine contests with the Grizzlies, who have lost four straight at Detroit.

Detroit, which has won nine of its last 10 as the host, is 18-6 at home this

On Friday, Richard Hamilton scored four of his 28 points in the final minute
of overtime to lead Detroit to a 90-89 win over the Toronto Raptors at Air
Canada Centre.

Chauncey Billups registered 19 points for the Pistons, who won their second
straight game. Mehmet Okur finished with 16 points, while Wallace added 18
rebounds and blocked Toronto’s final shot at the buzzer to preserve the