The new guys are making the Memphis Grizzlies look pretty good.
Tayshaun Prince scored 18 points, hitting all eight of his shots from the field, and the Grizzlies pulled away in the second quarter before coasting to a 105-88 victory over the Timberwolves on Sunday, Feb. 10.
"I wasn't. I missed a free throw," Prince said with a small smile when asked about his perfection, which matched a franchise record for field goals made in a game without a miss.
Austin Daye, who along with Prince was obtained from Detroit in the three-team trade that sent leading scorer Rudy Gay to Toronto on Jan. 30, was one of three Grizzlies to score 16 points. He was 6 of 9 from the field, including 2 of 4 outside the arc.
Ed Davis, who came from Toronto in the swap, was 2 of 3, making the newcomers a combined 16 of 20 in the game for 38 total points.
"Nothing's really changed," Daye said of his recent shooting success. "I'm just playing more. When you are out there for three- or four-minute spurts, it's hard to hit a lot of shots.
"It's difficult at times to really find a rhythm out there when you are not playing a lot of minutes or straight minutes. I don't think Michael Jordan can go out there and play three minutes and have 40."
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