In a stunning individual performance, Desmond Bane erupted for a career-high 49 points, leading the Memphis Grizzlies (6-14) to a 116-102 victory over the struggling Detroit Pistons (2-19), who now endure an 18-game losing streak, the longest in a single season in franchise history.

Despite the absence of star guard Ja Morant, serving a 25-game suspension, the Grizzlies secured their third victory in four games. Jaren Jackson Jr. contributed 24 points to the team’s success.

The Pistons, in the midst of a challenging season, saw Bojan Bogdanovic leading with 22 points, while Jalen Duren added 17 points and 11 rebounds.

In the final quarter, with Bane temporarily on the bench, Memphis initiated a decisive 14-2 run, establishing a 96-86 lead.

Detroit struggled, going 1 for 8 with two turnovers in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter, ultimately resulting in a 34-18 scoring advantage for the Grizzlies in the final period.