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Detroit at Memphis

Gay continues to dazzle, scoring 21 in Grizzlies' win over Pistons

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis rookie Rudy Gay scored 21 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter Saturday night, to lead the Grizzlies to a 101-89 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Detroit had taken a 78-77 lead with 8:34 left, but Memphis put together a 20-6 run to go up 97-84 with 2:33 left. Gay scored nine in the stretch.

Dahntay Jones added 17 for Memphis, going 6-of-8 from the floor, while Hakim Warrick scored 13 and had eight rebounds. For the second straight game, Lawrence Roberts had double-digit rebounds with 10 in 15 minutes. Gay, the rookie out of Connecticut, has led Memphis in scoring in all three preseason games.

Five Pistons scored in double figures, led by 16 from Jason Maxiell. Flip Murray added 14 and Carlos Delfino had 13. Chauncey Billups was the only Detroit starter in double figures with 10 points, matching the total by Amir Johnson.

The Grizzlies were without starters Mike Miller, who had the nail on his right big toe removed, and center Jake Tsakalidis, who has a sore right knee. Since the Grizzlies cut Kimani Ffriend on Friday, that left 6-foot-8 Brian Cardinal, normally a forward, starting at center.

On the Detroit side, Nazr Mohammed didn't play, so Antonio McDyess was in the middle with Tayshaun Prince and Rasheed Wallace at the forwards. Detroit officials classified Mohammed's night off only as a "coach's decision" before the game.

The Pistons starters were in for most of the third period, but Memphis held a 75-70 lead entering the final period when Jones hit another basket at the end of the quarter.

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Dahntay Jones gets airborne before he dunks in  front of Detroit's Tayshaun Prince.  (Getty Images)
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