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Marquette Basketball At The Las Vegas NBA Summer League: July 8, 2018

The Pistons lost a close one as Henry Ellenson had a bad night.

Charlotte Hornets v Detroit Pistons Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images

Memphis Grizzlies 73, Detroit Pistons 70 — Four Grizzlies scored in double digits as Memphis held off Detroit on Saturday night. The Grizzlies led by as many as nine late in the third quarter and early in the fourth, but the Pistons trimmed the lead late to keep it interesting. Detroit ended up with two chances to tie in the final 30 seconds of the game, but nothing came of it and they ended up falling to 0-2 in rapid fashion in Las Vegas.

Wayne Selden was the game’s high scorer, tossing in 20 points even though he missed all five of his long range attempts. Speaking of misses on long range attempts, Henry Ellenson may have led Detroit in scoring with 15 points, but he went 5-for-21 from the field and 1-of-10 from long range. His teammates? A combined 8-for-19 (42%) from behind the arc. A suggestion, in case the Rice Lake native is reading: Let Khyri Thomas and Larry Drew II shoot from outside more. Ellenson did add a tied for the team high seven rebounds and three assists, but he also stuffed the stat sheet with seven turnovers.

This was not one of his better performances on a basketball court. At least Sunday is an off day for the Pistons. Hopefully Andrew Rowsey plays for the Raptors this afternoon.

Today’s Schedule

2pm: Toronto vs Minnesota, NBA TV