Grant scores 36, Blazers rout Pistons in Payton’s debut


              Portland Trail Blazers guard Josh Hart, left, drives to the basket on Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
            
              Portland Trail Blazers guard Josh Hart, center, has the ball bounce off his face as he drives to the basket on Detroit Pistons center Jalen Duren, left, and guard Jaden Ivey, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
            
              Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, reaches in to try and poke the ball away from Detroit Pistons forward Bojan Bogdanovic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
            
              Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons, left, drives to the basket on Detroit Pistons guard Alec Burks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
            
              Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, goes up block a shot by Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
            
              Portland Trail Blazers guard Josh Hart, center, drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons centers Jalen Duren, left, and Isaiah Stewart, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
            
              Portland Trail Blazers forward Jerami Grant, left, looks to drive to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Rodney McGruder, center, and forward Marvin Bagley III, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
            
              Portland Trail Blazers forward Jerami Grant, bottom, watches as he hits a shot while falling down in front of the Blazers bench, as Detroit Pistons forward Bojan Bogdanovic, left, and guard Jaden Ivey, top, look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
            
              Detroit Pistons guard Hamidou Diallo, center, drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers forward Drew Eubanks, left, and guard Anfernee Simons, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. The Blazers won 135-106. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
            
              Detroit Pistons forward Bojan Bogdanovic, left, drives to the basket on Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
            
              Detroit Pistons forward Bojan Bogdanovic, left, looks to get past Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. The Blazers won 135-106. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
            
              Portland Trail Blazers guard Josh Hart, left, and forward Jerami Grant, right, battle for position with Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart, center, under the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. The Blazers won 135-106. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
            
              Portland Trail Blazers guard Gary Payton II drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. It was Payton's first game of the year after fighting injuries. Payton underwent abdominal surgery in the offseason and initially hoped to be ready for the start of the regular season.The Blazers won 135-106. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
            
              Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, left, guard Josh Hart, center, and forward Jerami Grant, right, react after Grant scored during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
Grant scores 36, Blazers rout Pistons in Payton’s debut