Grizzlies 92, Pistons 82
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP)—Rookie Rudy Gay led a balanced attack with 16 points and Dahntay Jones added 15 points and nine rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons 92-82 Wednesday in the final preseason game for both teams.
Hakim Warrick added 13 for Memphis, which had five players in double figures.
The Grizzlies (4-4) open the regular season next Wednesday against the Knicks, while the Pistons (5-3) host the Bucks the same night.
The Pistons led 48-44 at the half, thanks to 19 first-half points from Hamilton and Billups, but didn’t show much interest in the third quarter.
Detroit still had a 55-50 advantage early in the period, but Memphis took over the game with a 19-4 run.
The Grizzlies finished the quarter with a 71-64 edge, helped by nine points from Gay, and built the lead to a dozen in the opening minutes of the fourth period.