Detroit visits Memphis for non-conference matchup
Detroit Pistons (18-33, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (24-25, eighth in the Western Conference)
Memphis; Monday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit faces Memphis for a non-conference matchup.
The Grizzlies have gone 14-13 in home games. Memphis averages 27.6 assists per game to lead the Western Conference, paced by Ja Morant with 7.1.
The Pistons have gone 8-16 away from home. Detroit ranks sixth in the league scoring 49.5 points in the paint per game led by Andre Drummond averaging 14.
The teams square off for the second time this season. The Grizzlies won 125-112 in the last matchup on Jan. 24. Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with 29 points, and Derrick Rose led Detroit with 22 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Morant is scoring 17.5 points per game and averaging 3.4 rebounds for the Grizzlies. Jonas Valanciunas is shooting 58.5 percent and averaging 16.1 points over the last 10 games for Memphis.
Drummond ranks second on the Pistons averaging 17.3 points and has added 15.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Sekou Doumbouya has averaged three rebounds and added 6.8 points per game over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 7-3, averaging 114.8 points, 45.1 rebounds, 27 assists, 9.4 steals and 6.9 blocks per game while shooting 49.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting.
Pistons: 4-6, averaging 113.7 points, 41.9 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.2 points on 48.8 percent shooting.
INJURIES: Grizzlies: Bruno Caboclo: out (knee), Brandon Clarke: day to day (hip), Grayson Allen: out (hip).
Pistons: Markieff Morris: day to day (hip), Derrick Rose: day to day (groin), Blake Griffin: out (knee), Khyri Thomas: out (right foot), Luke Kennard: out (knees).