Late 3-point barrage lifts Detroit Pistons to victory over Memphis, 103-90
The Pistons shot 6 of 7 on 3-pointers in the final period and defeated the playoff-bound Memphis Grizzlies 103-90 Sunday night.
“We were playing hard,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “The ball just has to go in, and we finally started making some shots. The game looks a lot different when the ball starts going in the basket.”
Reggie Bullock and Boban Marjanovic each scored 14 points to lead the Pistons. Marjanovic also had 10 rebounds.
While the latter stages of the third quarter got the Pistons jump started, the shooting was the key to the fourth. Detroit, which trailed by 12 early in the third, used shooting from outside the arc to pull away from Memphis, which played its reserves in the fourth with the seventh seed in the Western Conference secured.
“The third quarter, we made that run against their main guys,” Van Gundy said. “That was impressive. Then, obviously (Memphis coach David Fizdale) shut it down, and we played against younger guys.”
Darrun Hilliard scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth, and Tobias Harris finished with 12 despite not playing in the final frame as Van Gundy, like Fizdale, relied on his bench down the stretch.