Keith Guy, Big Reds watch as Deyonta Davis plays well for Memphis in loss to Pistons

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Deyonta Davis gave his high school coach and a group of hometown fans a good show on Thursday night when the Memphis Grizzlies traveled to Detroit to take on the Pistons in NBA action.

Muskegon Coach Keith Guy stands with his former player and NBA big man, Deyonta Davis, after Thursday’s game at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Muskegon Coach Keith Guy and several other people from the Big Reds’ basketball program were on hand at Little Caesars Arena to watch Davis and the Grizzlies nearly spoil the Detroit debut of recently acquired superstar Blake Griffin.

The Muskegon group watched the Pistons pull out a 104-102 nail-biter. Davis, a former Muskegon standout and member of the 2015 state championship Big Reds team, put up solid numbers for the Grizzlies.

He played 15 minutes and totaled 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot. He made 6 of 7 shots from the floor on the night.

In the last 17 games, Davis is averaging 6.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and has 11 blocked shots.

The 6-11 big man started seeing more court time for the Grizzlies on Nov. 20 when he played 14 minutes in a 100-92 loss to the Portland Trailblazers.

Since then, Davis has had eight games with double-figure scoring and is third on the team in blocked shots with 25 this season.

Memphis is 18-33 overall and 5-5 in its last 10 games. The Grizzlies are 19 1/2 games behind Southwest Division-leading Houston.

Davis and the Grizzles will try to break a two-game losing streak when they head to Toronto on Sunday.

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