Grizzlies Fall to Pistons in Tight MLK Day Duel - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Jarvis Greer

Grizzlies Fall to Pistons in Tight MLK Day Duel

Martin Luther King Day at FedExForum is a mixture of History and Basketball..

It's a day that saw two of the Greats of the NBA, Dr. J., Julius Erving, and Dave Bing, receive the National Civil Rights Museum Legacy Award for their contributions to Civil and Human rights..

It's also a day filled with Hoops as the Grizzlies host the Detroit Pistons..

Grizz place 5-players in Double Figures, led by O.J. Mayo and Rudy Gay with 15 appiece.

But, Gay only gets two touches late.

Memphis' Marc Gasol shines in the post with a double-double 12-points, 13-rebounds, as the Grizz erase a 4-point Halftime deficit to take a 2-point lead into the 4th quarter..

But IN that quarter, the Pistons Allen Iverson takes over..scoring 10 of his 27-points in the frame.

The Pistons Thwart the Grizzlies every move to the hole down the stretch.

Memphis scores only 10 points in the 4th...

Result..a Detroit victory..

Final 87-79

Grizz next game at Charlotte Wednesday.

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