The Pistons and Grizzlies have both been bad this season. The reasons for each team being bad are somewhat similar, as both teams have been plagued by injuries in the early parts of the season. The Grizzlies also have to deal with the suspension of Ja Morant, which has caused even more issues for them.
Despite all of that, the Grizzlies are not the team entering this game with a 17 game losing streak. The Grizzlies are a pretty young team, but they have played high-end playoff basketball, so they at least know how to win so they aren’t going to have a double digit losing streak.