The Pistons entered Tuesday night’s contest against the Grizzlies having lost 10 straight, and it looked as though they were on their way to 11 after Memphis jumped out to a lead of 17 points.
Detroit came out strong in the second half — outscoring the Grizzlies by 25 points over the final two periods to come away with a 10-point victory over the team sitting at second place in the Western Conference standings.
Zach Randolph was livid afterwards — telling Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal that the Griz were “soft” for allowing such a thing to happen.
Zach Randolph stomped around the visitors’ locker room, wearing a scowl and delivering a twofold rant about the Grizzlies’ latest debacle.
“Ten in a row?” the veteran power forward said. “Ten in a row?” …
“We’ve got to get tough,” Randolph said before nearly pushing the locker room door off its hinges upon his exit. “It’s not just one thing. It’s a lot. We were soft, and we didn’t stick to what we were doing. It’s a disappointing loss, especially with what we’re talking about doing. We’ve got to do something to fix this.”
Memphis is 8-7 since returning from the All-Star break.