Morant, Memphis set for matchup against Detroit

February 9, 2022 GMT

Memphis Grizzlies (38-18, third in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (12-42, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Ja Morant leads Memphis into a matchup with Detroit. He’s fifth in the league scoring 26.5 points per game.

The Pistons have gone 8-18 at home. Detroit is 2-3 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Grizzlies are 18-9 on the road. Memphis is 4-3 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The two teams play for the second time this season. The Grizzlies defeated the Pistons 118-88 in their last meeting on Jan. 7. Morant led the Grizzlies with 22 points, and Saben Lee led the Pistons with 14 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cade Cunningham is scoring 15.8 points per game with 5.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Pistons. Saddiq Bey is averaging 16.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 37.7% over the last 10 games for Detroit.

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Morant is averaging 26.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.8 assists for the Grizzlies. Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 20.0 points over the last 10 games for Memphis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 1-9, averaging 103.7 points, 42.7 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 6.7 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 42.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.7 points per game.

Grizzlies: 7-3, averaging 118.8 points, 50.7 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 10.0 steals and 6.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.6 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Josh Jackson: out (spine), Cade Cunningham: out (hip), Isaiah Livers: out (foot).

Grizzlies: Killian Tillie: out (back), Santi Aldama: out (foot), Yves Pons: out (thigh), Dillon Brooks: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.