Ed Davis came off the bench and registered his third double-double this season, scoring 17 points and registering 11 rebounds, to help the Memphis Grizzlies drub the Detroit Pistons, 112-84. The Grizzlies shot 43-92 (46.7%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 19 rebounds. Memphis (15-18) picked up the win after falling to the Denver Nuggets on Friday.
Davis went 7-11, in a good performance. Other key performers for Memphis were Jon Leuer with 23 points and 8 rebounds, Zach Randolph with 16 points and 16 rebounds, and Mike Conley with 15 points and 6 assists. On 8-17 shooting from the field and 3-5 from the free throw line, Greg Monroe scored 19 points for Detroit in the loss. He also added 8 rebounds. Andre Drummond contributed 15 points and 14 rebounds and Josh Smith finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds.
The Grizzlies posted a sterling assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.10. This year, they are undefeated (8-0) when they exceed 2.50 in this metric. Conversely, the Pistons are 1-3 when allowing their opponents to achieve such a stellar ratio.
Detroit (14-20) has now dropped their last four in a row.
Coming up next, the Grizzlies take on the San Antonio Spurs, who are 26-8 on the year. The Pistons go up against the New York Knicks, currently 10-22 this season. The Grizzlies lost to San Antonio the last two times they've played. The Pistons are 1-0 versus New York this season.