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
The Grizzlies (4-4) open the regular season next Wednesday
against the Knicks, while the Pistons (5-3) host the Bucks the same
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.