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MEMvDET: Grizzmo 2.3.20

See key moments from Monday night’s win in Memphis.

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MEMvDET: Grizzmo 2.3.20

See key moments from Monday night’s win in Memphis.
Feb 3, 2020  |  00:59

MEMvDET: Postgame press conference 2.3.20

Grizzlies Head Coach Taylor Jenkins recaps tonight’s 96-82 victory over the Pistons
Feb 3, 2020  |  07:52

MEMvDET: Ja Morant postgame 2.3.20

Grizzlies Guard Ja Morant discusses the Grizzlies win over the Pistons.
Feb 3, 2020  |  01:18

MEMvDET: Jaren Jackson Jr. postgame 2.3.20

Jaren Jackson Jr. talks to the media after the win against the Pistons.
Feb 3, 2020  |  03:39

MEMvDET: Jonas Valanciunas walkoff interview 2.3.20

Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas talks to Rob Fischer following the win against the Pistons Monday night.
Feb 3, 2020  |  01:58

Grizzlies vs. Pistons highlights 2.3.20

Watch highlights of the Grizzlies win against the Pistons in Memphis on Monday.
Feb 3, 2020  |  02:02

Jonas Valanciunas 26 points vs. Pistons 2.3.20

Jonas Valanciunas nets 26 points and 17 rebounds in the win against the Pistons.
Feb 3, 2020  |  01:22

Josh Jackson squeaks by for an easy layup

Josh Jackson squeaks by for an easy layup in the fourth quarter against the Pistons.
Feb 3, 2020  |  00:12

Ja Morant gets around the Pistons defense

Ja Morant gets around the Pistons defense with a finger roll
Feb 3, 2020  |  00:12

Memphis Grizzlies break out on a 10-0 run

Memphis Grizzlies break out on a 10-0 run in the second quarter against the Pistons.
Feb 3, 2020  |  00:52

Ja Morant finds Jonas Valanciunas

Ja Morant finds Jonas Valanciunas for the towering alley-oop against the Pistons.
Feb 3, 2020  |  00:15

Postgame Report: Grizzlies defense comes up big as they top Pistons 96-82

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • The Grizzlies held the Pistons to just 10 third quarter points, marking a season-low in any quarter for both the Pistons and any Grizzlies opponent. In addition, Detroit shot just 3-of-25 (.120) in the period which also marks a season-low for any Grizzlies opponent.

Key Run of the Night

  • With the game tied at 53-53 at halftime, Memphis opened the third quarter on a 9-0 run to take the lead for good. To start the fourth quarter, Memphis scored the first two buckets and outscored the Pistons 16-7 over the first 6:43 of the frame to push the lead to 18 (88-70).

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Detroit Pistons 96-82 on Monday night inside FedExForum, where they have won 12 of their last 14 games on their home floor.

Memphis got off to a strong start on the offensive end as they shot 66.7 percent from the field in the opening period. Dillon Brooks and Jonas Valanciunas both tallied eight early points as the Grizzlies took a 36-32 lead into the second quarter. The Pistons scored the first 11 points in the second period take a 43-36 lead, but the Grizzlies were able to tie the game at 53-53 heading into the half, despite shooting 14.3 percent from three-point range in the first 24 minutes of play.

The Grizzlies turned up their pressure on the defensive end in the third quarter as they tallied five of their season-high 12 blocks in the third period alone. Memphis held the Pistons to just 10 points in the third period on 3-of-25 shooting (12 percent) as they took a 72-63 lead into the final quarter of play. The Grizzlies would stretch their lead to 18 points at 88-70 following a Brandon Clarke layup to cap off a 10-2 run with 5:17 remaining in the game. The Grizzlies would lead by as many as 19 points in the fourth quarter as they cruised to a 14-point victory. The Grizzlies defense proved to be crucial as Memphis struggled to get things going offensively. Memphis’ limited Detroit to 76 points, the fewest points they have allowed this season. Detroit shot just 34.7 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from three.

Valanciunas led the way for the grizzlies as he totaled 26 points (13-19 FG), 17 rebounds and two assists for his team-leading 24th double-double of the year. Tyus Jones led the Grizzlies bench with 13 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3P) to go with five assists and three rebounds in 21 minutes. Dillon Brooks added 15 points, four rebounds and five assists while shooting 7-of-15 from the floor. Jaren Jackson Jr. totaled 14 points, five rebounds and two assists as the Grizzlies improved to 25-25 on the season.

Andre Drummond posted his 41st double-double with 25 points, (12-22 FG), 18 rebounds and four assists to lead Detroit. Bruce Brown added 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting while grabbing seven rebounds and dishing four assists. Langston Galloway led the Piston’s bench with 17 points (7-12 FG, 3-5 3P) to go with two rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes. Christian Wood chipped in 17 points and five rebounds as the Pistons fell to 18-34 on the year.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will now begin a three-game road trip as they visit the Dallas Mavericks inside American Airlines Center on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m. Fans can watch the game on FOX Sports Southeast or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN.

Team Quotes

Player Notes

  • Jonas Valanciunas finished with 26 points and 17 rebounds while tying a season-high four blocks. It marks his 24th double-double of the season and his third performance with at least 25 points and 15 rebounds.
  • Dillon Brooks finished with 15 points and fell one assist shy (5) of a season-high for assists.
  • Tyus Jones had 11 of his 13 points and four of his five assists in the first half.

Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2019-20 Season Tickets can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. Single Game Tickets are available for purchase at the FedExForum Box Office, ticketmaster.com, online at grizzlies.com or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX.

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