The Detroit Pistons beat the Jazz in a hard fought battle in the Palace this evening, Detroit held onto beat the Jazz 120-116. There wasn’t much defense being played in this game as both teams scored 30 plus points a piece in 2 of the 4 quarters. Detroit was led by Rodney Stuckey who scored 28 points, grabbed 5 boards, dropped 8 dimes, and had 2 steals. Six of the nine Pistons who played in this game scored in double-figures!! As a team they shot 50% from the field and 64.7% from deep, they hit 11 of their 17 three point attempts!! Detroit did everything right, they won the turnover battle, out-rebounded the Jazz, and had 11 steals on the night! This is not to say that there weren’t any positives for the Jazz, I just wanted you to get the idea as to how good the Pistons were clicking last night. Utah obviously didn’t do too bad themselves if they scored 116 points, what they did do bad was turn the ball over 16 times. Utah can’t win if they keep GIVING the ball to the other team, no team can expect to win much with turnovers being a glaring issue. Utah’s front-line (Milsap/Kirilenko/Jefferson) did much of the lifting, the 3 combined for 63 points and 27 rebounds to go with 6 combined blocks!! Paul Milsap had the biggest night of the 3 scoring 23 points, grabbing 11 boards, blocking 3 shots, and dishing out 6 assists!! CJ Miles didn’t have a great game off the bench only scoring 9 points, but Rookie Derek Favors stepped up and scored 10 points. Devin Harris had his 1st start as a member of the Jazz, Harris had a double-double with 17 points and 12 dimes. Utah’s road record is now 15-15, their overall record has them at 32-28. Their place in the division hasn’t changed as they are still 5.5 games back, Utah gets a day off before hosting the Boston Celtics on Monday night.
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