Pistons snap skid with win over Grizzlies

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Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22) drives as Detroit Pistons guard Frank Jackson (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne Ellington and Cory Joseph scored 18 points apiece to help the Detroit Pistons snap a four-game losing streak with a 111-97 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies entered the game with a half-game lead over Golden State for eighth place in the Western Conference, but Memphis couldn’t take advantage of this matchup against a Detroit team with more than a few absences.

The Pistons still have the second-worst record in the NBA, but they’re just a half-game behind Minnesota.

Oklahoma City, Orlando and Cleveland aren’t far ahead of Detroit either.

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