Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye didn't play as well as they would have liked to in their first visit back to The Palace as former Detroit Pistons. But that was OK. The two newest Memphis Grizzlies had no complaints because they got what they were ultimately after – a victory over their former team. Prince scored four points and Daye came off the bench to score six Tuesday night as the Grizzlies won their fourth straight game with a 105-91 victory over the Pistons. It was the first time Prince and Daye had played against the Pistons since they were traded from Detroit to Memphis Jan. 30 in a three-team deal that saw the Pistons acquire point guard Jose Calderon from Toronto. "I wish I would have played little better but my team stepped up for me. They played great," said Prince, who shot 2-for-7 and had three rebounds in 20 minutes. "It was one of those experiences where it's a once-in-a-lifetime thing. We came out flat, which I was kind of nervous about. "It was a wonderful experience to come back and play, see some familiar faces and have an opportunity to talk to them. Obviously, glad we got the win." Prince spent the first 10½ seasons of his career with the Pistons, helping them win the 2004 NBA championship before being part of the three-team trade that sent Rudy Gay from Memphis to Toronto. Although he went from a team headed for a fourth straight lottery pick to one that is bound for the playoffs, it wasn't easy leaving the franchise that selected him out of Kentucky with the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2002 NBA Draft.
Ex-Detroit Pistons Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye get warm reception and win in return to The Palace
Michigan Live | Feb 20