NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, November 24th (All times eastern)
Detroit Pistons (5-9) at Memphis Grizzlies (5-9), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Memphis Grizzlies resume a three-game homestand Wednesday hoping to build on one of their biggest wins of the season when they entertain the Detroit Pistons at FedEx Forum.
The Grizzlies won the opener of their residency on Saturday after Rudy Gay hit a fadeaway jumper over LeBron James at the buzzer to lift Memphis to a 97-95 victory over the star-studded Miami Heat.
"We put ourselves in the situation where any win can be big for us," Gay told the Grizzlies' website.
Zach Randolph had 21 points off the bench and Gay added 15 as Memphis snapped a five-game losing streak.
"We've got to build on this. (Miami) is one of the best teams in the East," Randolph said. "We should build on this and know we can beat anybody as long as we play defense."
The Grizzlies will finish their current homestand against Golden State on Friday.
Detroit dropped the opener of a brief two-game road trip in Dallas on Tuesday when Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with a season-high 42 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, as Dallas edged the Pistons, 88-84.
Tayshaun Prince and Rodney Stuckey each finished with 19 points, while Jason Maxiell and Ben Gordon each scored 10 for the Pistons, who have lost three of four overall and are just 2-6 on the road.
Richard Hamilton ended the game with only five points on 1-of-7 from the field in defeat.
"Our guys battled so hard," said Pistons head coach John Kuester. "We were making some great decisions with the basketball."
Memphis has dropped five straight to the Pistons on their home floor and is just 1-8 at home against Detroit since moving from Vancouver, a 72-68 triumph back on Dec. 11, 2004.
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