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1.3.19 J.B. Bickerstaff media availability

J.B. Bickerstaff addresses the media after Wednesday’s practice.

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1.3.19 J.B. Bickerstaff media availability

J.B. Bickerstaff addresses the media after Wednesday’s practice.
Jan 3, 2019  |  11:58

1.3.19 Omri Casspi media availability

Grizzlies forward Omri Casspi speaks with reporters after practice.
Jan 3, 2019  |  02:30

1.3.19 Garrett Temple media availability

Garrett Temple meets with members of the media after Wednesday’s practice at FedExForum.
Jan 3, 2019  |  04:43

MEMvDET: Grind City Rewind 1.2.19

Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker recap the Grizzlies matchup with the Pistons.
Jan 2, 2019  |  00:40

MEMvDET: Mike Conley postgame 1.2.19

Mike Conley talks with the media about Wednesday’s matchup with the Pistons.
Jan 2, 2019  |  03:25

MEMvDET: Marc Gasol postgame 1.2.19

Marc Gasol talks with the media about Wednesday’s matchup with the Pistons.
Jan 2, 2019  |  05:25

Grizzlies vs. Pistons highlights 1.2.19

Catch the action from Wednesday night’s game at FedExForum in Memphis.
Jan 2, 2019  |  02:36

Jaren Jackson Jr. 26 points vs. Pistons 1.2.19

Jaren Jackson Jr. had 26 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 assists in the Grizzlies’ 94-101 loss in Memphis.
Jan 2, 2019  |  01:18

Jaren Jackson Jr. hoop and the harm

Jaren Jackson Jr post up against the basket, gets fouled and sinks the shot.
Jan 2, 2019  |  00:07

Jackson Jr. skies in for the Putback

Jaren Jackson Jr. skies in for the rebound and cleans up the glass for the Grizzlies.
Jan 2, 2019  |  00:07

Wayne Selden takes flight

Wayne Selden drives through the lane and throws down a vicious slam against Detroit.
Jan 2, 2019  |  00:10

Marc Gasol euro steps past pistons

Grizzlies center Marc Gasol runs the break and completes a crafty euro step for two.
Jan 2, 2019  |  00:08

All Star Kids Dunk Contest 1.2.2019

Take a look as the young basketball stars steal the show Wednesday night at FedExForum.
Jan 2, 2019  |  01:54

MEMvDET: Game Day Live 1.2.19

Watch Chris Vernon and Jon Roser discuss everything you need to know about tonight's matchup before heading to FedExForum. Game Day Live is presented by Uber.
Jan 2, 2019  |  02:15

1.2.19 J.B. Bickerstaff media availability

Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff talks to the media heading into tonight’s game against the Pistons at FedExForum.
Jan 2, 2019  |  06:00

1.2.19 Dillon Brooks media availability

Dillon Brooks speaks to the media after shootaround on Wednesday.
Jan 2, 2019  |  02:12

1.2.19 Mike Conley media availability

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley addresses the media ahead of tonight’s matchup against the Pistons in Memphis.
Jan 2, 2019  |  02:57

1.2.19 Joakim Noah media availability

Center Joakim Noah addresses reporters following Wednesday’s shootaround at FedExForum.
Jan 2, 2019  |  02:33

Postgame Report: Sluggish Second Half Hurts Grizzlies in 101-94 Loss

by Memphis Grizzlies

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies were defeated by the Detroit Pistons, 101-94, on Wednesday night in FedExForum. The Grizzlies dropped to 18-19 on the year and are now 10-8 at home. The Pistons improved to 17-19 on the season.

The Grizzlies were outscored 50-39 in the second half, shooting just 13-for-38 (.342) from the field and 1-for-8 (.125) from three-point range. The Pistons went 17-for-38 (.447) from the floor and 7-for-19 (.368) from three in the half. Memphis had six turnovers during the half while Detroit only had three.

Jaren Jackson Jr. logged his second double-double of the year, finishing with 26 points (8-8 FT) and 10 rebounds. It’s the third time this season that Jackson Jr. has led the Grizzlies in scoring. Kyle Anderson scored 15 points on 7-of-9 (.778) shooting. Anderson has now scored in double-digits in seven of the last eight games. Marc Gasol added 11 points, seven rebounds and a pair of blocks. Gasol has now made a three-pointer in 14 consecutive games, the longest streak of his career (previously was 13 games from Dec. 1-23, 2017). Dillon Brooks added 14 points off the bench, scoring 10 of his 14 in the second half.

Memphis shot better than Detroit overall in the game, going 36-of-78 (.462) compared to 36-of-83 (.434), but the Pistons were much better beyond the arc, shooting 16-of-40 (.400) from long distance while the Grizzlies were just 4-of-18 (.222). The Grizzlies outscored the Pistons both in the paint (54-36) and in fast break situations (16-4). Detroit won the turnover battle, committing 10 turnovers while forcing Memphis into 12.

Blake Griffin approached a triple-double with 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Reggie Jackson finished with 16 points and seven rebounds. Reggie Bullock and Luke Kennard both scored 13 points. Andre Drummond notched his 30th double-double of the season (third-most in the NBA) with 11 points and 10 boards. Langston Galloway added 11 points off the bench.

The Grizzlies improved from the third quarter by shooting 10-of-21 (.476) in the fourth, but only made 1-of-5 (.200) threes, while the Pistons went 9-of-15 (.600) from the floor and 3-of-7 (.429) from beyond the arc. The Pistons, who were only up by four, used a 13-0 run from 5:43 to 2:05 (3:38 run) to increase the lead 96-82, putting the game out of reach. After Kennard missed a pair of free throws, a Shelvin Mack layup brought the game to 99-94 with 26.6 seconds left, but Bullock knocked down a couple free throws on the next possession to put the game away.

The third quarter was a struggle for the Grizzlies, as they shot just 3-of-17 (.176) from the field for 12 points. The Pistons weren’t much better, going 8-for-23 (.348). Memphis had four turnovers in the quarter while Detroit had one. Detroit went on a late 10-2 run from 4:19 to 1:07 (3:12 stretch) to lead 72-67 at the end of the quarter.

Memphis shot well in the first half, making 23-of-40 (.575) field goals compared to 19-of-45 (.422) shooting from the Pistons. Detroit was better from three-point range, going 9-for-21 (.429) while Memphis made only 3-of-10 (.300) treys. The Grizzlies maximized the Pistons mistakes throughout the first half by scoring 11 points off seven turnovers while conceding six points off six turnovers. Memphis defended the lane in the half, limiting Detroit to 20 points in the paint on 10-of-21 (.476) shooting while blocking five shots.

The first quarter was tightly contested, with the teams trading leads seven times. The Grizzlies shot an efficient 11-for-21 (.524) from the floor, but missed all six three-pointers in the quarter. The Pistons shot 10-for-25 (.400) in the opening period, including 5-for-12 (.417) from long range. Detroit went on a 10-0 run 4:39 to 1:03 (3:36 span) to help build a 26-24 at the end of the quarter. Shelvin Mack banked in a layup with 1.8 seconds left.

The Grizzlies’ offense picked up in the second quarter, shooting 12-for-19 (3-4 3P) from the floor and handing out seven assists. The Pistons weren’t far behind, going 9-of-20 (4-9 3P) and also passing out seven assists. Memphis capitalized on Detroit’s mistakes, scoring seven points off their three turnovers in the period. Memphis used an 11-2 run over 3:17 (8:34 to 5:17) to carry a 55-51 lead in to halftime.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will resume the first homestand of 2019 when they host the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, January 4 at 7:00 p.m. CT in FedExForum. It will be Flashback Friday, where the first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a free Grizzlies Fanny Pack. Come out to the game, tune in to FOX Sports Southeast presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN to follow the action.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2018-19 Season Tickets or 10-Game Flex Packs can do so now by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com/tickets. Single Game Tickets are also available for purchase at the FedExForum Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, online at grizzlies.com/tickets or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX. For more information on the Grizzlies, visit grizzlies.com, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram (@memgrizz).

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Memphis scored 12 points in the third quarter, the fewest in any third quarter this year.
  • The Grizzlies outscored the Pistons both in the paint (54-36) and in fast break situations (16-4).
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. logged his second double-double of the year, finishing with 26 points (8-8 FT) and 10 rebounds. It’s the third time this season that Jackson Jr. has led the Grizzlies in scoring.
  • Kyle Anderson scored 15 points on 7-of-9 (.778) shooting. Anderson has now scored in double-digits in seven of the last eight games.
  • Mike Conley was held scoreless in the game. The last time Conley didn’t score in a game was on Dec. 8, 2015 against Oklahoma City (22 minutes played).

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