The Detroit Pistons won two mid-week games but could not carry the momentum to the weekend, dropping games to the Memphis Grizzlies and the Dallas Mavericks to move their record to 5-13.
The Pistons entered the weekend near the bottom of the NBA in scoring, but scored poorly even for their standards, averaging only 77.5 points per game.
Memphis Grizzlies 90, Detroit Pistons 78
Greg Monroe led the team with 17 points and was one of only three Pistons to score in double figures. Detroit shot 40-percent from the field, including 25-percent from behind the arc. Rudy Gay scored 18 points for the Grizzlies and Marc Gasol and Mike Conley Jr. each added 17 points as well.
Dallas Mavericks 92, Detroit Pistons 77
The Pistons managed to get four players scoring in double figures against the Mavs, but the offense remained anemic. Brandon Knight scored 20 points and Jason Maxiell recorded 10 points and five blocks. Greg Monroe grabbed 15 rebounds, but struggled offensively with only six points. O.J. Mayo went six-of-nine on three-pointers and scored 27 points in the win.