Griffin scores 24 in Detroit debut victory

AUBURN HILLS – JANUARY 31 Blake Griffin

The Detroit Pistons chapter of Blake Griffin's National Basketball Association career is off to a promising start.

- Observations from Griffin's debut Thursday night in a win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Heading to the court after halftime, Griffin apparently left his jersey in the locker room.

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting in addition to 11 rebounds in Minnesota's 108-89 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Griffin finished the game with 24 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Tolliver gave Detroit a three-point lead with a pair of free throws, and then purposely fouled Wayne Selden with 2.6 seconds remaining.

Blake Griffin to Andre Drummond. get used to it.

Making his Pistons debut Thursday after being acquired in a trade with the Clippers, Griffin failed to start the second half after inexplicably forgetting his jersey in the locker room.

But here's Griffin's first basket as a Piston, if you're into that kind of thing. Los Angeles - which also shipped Brice Johnson and Willie Reed in the deal - received Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, a first-round pick in 2018 and a second-round pick in 2019 in return.

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