Darko Shines Early But Piston Make Grizzlies Their Latest Victims - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Jarvis Greer

Darko Shines Early But Piston Make Grizzlies Their Latest Victims

Two teams with Opposite Records met at FedExForum Tuesday.

The Memphis Grizzlies had lost 4-straight..while the Detroit Pistons have won 8 of their last 10.

Take you Downtown where a chief subplot, how would Darko Milicic do against the team that took him second overall In the 2003 draft...

Darko never really played with the Pistons....

Milicic with a variety of Lefthanded moves for 12-points...but, unfortunately for Memphis, all of them in the first quarter.

Chauncey Billups had 28 points and 14

assists, while Richard Hamilton scored 27 points as the Detroit

Pistons beat the Memphis Grizzlies 113-103.

Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points and Jason Maxiel finished with

15 points, missing only one of eight shots from the field as the

Pistons won their seventh game in the last eight.

Rudy Gay led Memphis with 20 points, 16 in the second half,

while Pau Gasol and Kyle Lowry both had 18 points. Hakim Warrick

scored 17 points, and Darko Milicic had 12, all in the first

quarter.

The Grizzlies, who lost a season-high fifth straight, got little

from their starting guards as Mike Miller and Damon Stoudamire

combined for eight points, both going 1-of-4 from the field.

Detroit built the lead to double digits in the first half and

was never really threatened the rest of the way, although Memphis

did get the deficit to 105-98 on a three-point play by Gasol with

1:55 left.

  The Grizzlies play again Friday night at home against the L.A. Clippers at FedExForum.

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