It was a 112-84 win for the Memphis Grizzlies in Detroit against the Pistons! Tony Allen was declared out shortly before the game and the Pistons were wearing their sharp 'Motor City' alternates, so a Grizzlies blowout win might not have been the first thing you'd have predicted. (No complaints, I'm sure.)

The Grizzlies got balanced scoring from both their starters and the substitutes. We'll delve deeper into all of this later on, but Jon Leuer tied his career-high with 23 points, Ed Davis had 17, Zach Randolph had 16, and both Mike Conley and Tayshaun Prince finished with 15.

For the Pistons, they were led by efficient performances from Greg Monroe (19 points) and Andre Drummond (15). However, a lack of production from the bench and a 2-for-14 shooting line from Brandon Jennings made it difficult for them to keep up.

Though they won big, the Grizzlies came out to a slow start on both ends of the floor. Prince made a few jumpers, but the Pistons quickly went into a zone look that stifled the Grizzlies for a while.

Defensively, the Grizzlies couldn't stop the Pistons who made a concentrated effort to get the ball inside to their big men. Brandon Jennings was finding his teammates well out of the pick-and-roll, and the Pistons' bigs proved difficult to contain in the post. It took a burst of Conley and Leuer late in the first quarter for the Grizzlies to catch up and escape the first quarter with a one point lead.

Detroit was able to claim a more significant lead in the second quarter. The game was slowed down, with both teams grabbing more offensive rebounds and earning more trips to the free throw line.

The Grizzlies usually play well in that style of game, but again they struggled against the Pistons' big men. While Drummond, Monroe and Smith combined for 16 points in the quarter, the only bright spot for the Grizzlies was Leuer.

He recorded 12 points in the second while nobody else scored more than 3. The Pistons would've had an even better quarter were it not for their 5-for-9 shooting from the free throw line (Drummond went 3-for-6).