The Detroit Pistons look to shake off the loss to the San Antonio Spurs with a road game against the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.
Whether looking back or ahead, it would be easy for the Detroit Pistons to not be entirely focused on their road meeting with the Memphis Grizzlies tonight. The Grizzlies are sandwiched on the Pistons’ schedule between the two best teams in the NBA.
The Pistons travel to Memphis after falling 109-99 to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night and return home after the game to host the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.
After losing to a hard-fought game against the Grizzlies on December 9th in shocking fashion, the Pistons should be motivated to return the favor on the Grizzlies’ home court and avoid the season sweep.
But they should expect to be in for another fight, as the Grizzlies play a brand of ball more reminiscent of an Eastern Conference team than a team in the West. Opponents average 98.8 points per game against Memphis, a mark that makes them one of just three Western Conference teams to hold opponents under 100 points on average.
While the Pistons are making a quick one-game road trip, the Grizzlies are settled in for the fourth game of a comfy six-game homestand.
The knee that kept Marcus Morris out two games ago against the Brooklyn Nets continues to bother him but he did return to the lineup against the Spurs and should play tonight. The injury situation is less certain with the Grizzlies as point guard Mike Conley is questionable to play due to a sore Achilles.
Here is all the important info you need for today’s game.
Detroit Pistons (21-17) at Memphis Grizzlies (21-19)
FedEx Forum – Memphis, TN
Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
TV: FOX Sports Detroit
Radio: 105.1 FM in Detroit (click here for affiliates)
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass
Favorite: Grizzlies by 1.5
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