Sunday , Feb , 01 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Memphis Grizzlies Team Report – February 1

=== Memphis Grizzlies Team Report – February 1 ===

(Sports Network) – Memphis was defeated by Detroit, 80-78, on Saturday at
The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Pau Gasol netted 18 points and grabbed 10 boards while Bonzi Wells had 14
points for the Grizzlies, who have dropped three straight following an eight-
game winning streak.

Detroit was up five after three quarters, but extended the cushion to 69-58 on
Corliss Williamson’s basket with just under eight minutes left. The lead
reached 12 points later in the frame and the Pistons held a 78-67 advantage
with around three minutes left.

However, Memphis used an 11-0 surge to tie the game.

Wells began the run with a basket and that was followed by consecutive jumpers
from Gasol and Earl Watson. Gasol then had another field goal and his three-
point play capped the burst with 53 seconds left.

Each team then missed and Detroit took over with 6.4 seconds left. Tayshaun
Prince inbounded the ball to Chauncey Billups in the corner. Billups attempted
a turnaround jumper that was blocked by Gasol, but Watson was called for a
reach in foul with 4/10ths of a second remaining.

Billups drained both free throws to give Detroit the dramatic win.

Gasol has scored in double digits in 35 straight games. He is averaging just
14 points and seven rebounds over the last four games.

Memphis is off until Monday when it hosts Golden State.