94
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Mon Jan. 14
9:00pm
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24-21
ML: +278
UTA -7.5, O/U 208
ML: -344
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Gobert grabs 25 rebounds as Jazz beat Pistons 100-94

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points and Rudy Gobert tied a career high with 25 rebounds to propel the Utah Jazz past the Detroit Pistons 100-94 on Monday night.

Kyle Korver had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, to help the Jazz win for the sixth time in seven games. Gobert finished with 18 points and two blocks. Mitchell has poured in at least 26 points in six consecutive games, the best such stretch of his career.

Utah has won five straight against the Pistons and 22 of 26.

Blake Griffin scored 19 points and Andre Drummond contributed 15 points and 13 rebounds for Detroit, which has lost five of six.

The Pistons hounded Mitchell full court and forced him to spend a lot of energy throughout the game just to receive the ball and get to his spots.

Mitchell was 1 for 7 over a 14-minute span of the third and fourth quarters and looked worn down. But the second-year guard made a scintillating drive and three-point play with 48.9 seconds to play for a 95-89 Utah lead.

Joe Ingles, who had 13 points, shut the door on the Pistons with a 3 with 24.2 seconds left that made it 98-91. As the ball went through the hoop, he turned around and blew a kiss to the crowd.

After the Jazz trailed for most of the game, Derrick Favors capped a 13-0 run with a follow dunk to give Utah a 66-62 lead. But the Pistons surged back in front and led 82-78 on Reggie Jackson's floater in the lane.

The Pistons led by 12 in the first half despite sending the Jazz to the foul line 24 times and attempting only six free throws themselves. Detroit forced 10 turnovers that led to 16 points and had a 59-53 at the break.

For the third straight game, Utah played without a true point guard. Ricky Rubio (hamstring), Dante Exum (ankle) and Raul Neto (groin) were out with injuries.

Without a point guard, the Jazz found themselves in unfamiliar positions and driving lanes, often up against the shot clock. The Pistons' defense produced 18 turnovers by cutting off paths to the hoop and picking off desperate passes.

TIP-INS

Pistons: Griffin missed his first six 3-point attempts but in the fourth made a four-point play. ... Drummond got a technical foul with 3:11 left in the fourth quarter, but Mitchell missed the free throw. ... Detroit went 11 for 36 from the 3-point line after a fast start.

Jazz: Ingles left the court with 1:26 left in the first half due to a sprained ankle but returned in the second half. ... The Jazz outrebounded the Pistons 55-38.

ISH IS THE SPIRIT

Ish Smith, who missed 19 games with a torn adductor muscle, returned to the court and his coach couldn't have been happier. Smith scored eight points and the Pistons outscored the Jazz by six when he was on the court.

''Ish is our spirit ... he is the speed of our team. He gets the tempo and pace going,'' Dwane Casey said before the game. ''He always has a smile on his face and enjoys playing the game.''

In the 19 games Smith missed, the Pistons were 5-14 and their efficiency and shooting percentage dropped precipitously.

UP NEXT

Pistons: Host the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.

Jazz: Visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

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Key Players
B. Griffin
23 PF
R. Gobert
27 C
31.4 Min. Per Game 31.4
14.7 Pts. Per Game 14.7
2.1 Ast. Per Game 2.1
12.5 Reb. Per Game 12.5
47.7 Field Goal % 65.1
47.5 Three Point % 65.1
75.9 Free Throw % 63.9
  DET team rebound 0:00
  Blake Griffin missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:00
+ 1 Kyle Korver made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:01
+ 1 Kyle Korver made 1st of 2 free throws 0:01
  Personal foul on Khyri Thomas 0:01
+ 3 Blake Griffin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Reggie Bullock 0:05
+ 3 Joe Ingles made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jae Crowder 0:24
+ 1 Andre Drummond made 1st of 2 free throws 0:42
  Shooting foul on Donovan Mitchell 0:42
  Offensive rebound by Andre Drummond 0:42
  Full timeout called 0:48
Team Stats
Points 94 100
Field Goals 35-90 (38.9%) 31-80 (38.8%)
3-Pointers 11-36 (30.6%) 12-37 (32.4%)
Free Throws 13-16 (81.3%) 26-36 (72.2%)
Total Rebounds 47 70
Offensive 5 11
Defensive 33 44
Team 9 15
Assists 16 20
Steals 13 5
Blocks 4 3
Turnovers 9 17
Fouls 27 18
Technicals 1 0
15 PTS, 13 REB, 1 AST
18 PTS, 25 REB, 3 AST
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away team logo Pistons 18-24 3128152094
home team logo Jazz 24-21 27262225100
Team Stats
away team logo Pistons 18-24 98.0 PPG 42.3 RPG 23.0 APG
home team logo Jazz 24-21 97.8 PPG 47.2 RPG 23.0 APG
Key Players
B. Griffin PF 24.5 PPG 6.0 RPG 6.0 APG 46.2 FG%
D. Mitchell SG 21.4 PPG 5.0 RPG 3.2 APG 32.1 FG%
Top Scorers
B. Griffin PF 19 PTS 4 REB 4 AST
D. Mitchell SG 28 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
38.9 FG% 38.8
30.6 3PT FG% 32.4
81.3 FT% 72.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Griffin 19 4 4 7/17 3/11 2/2 3 35 1 1 4 0 4 -8 29
A. Drummond 15 13 1 6/17 0/1 3/4 3 35 3 0 0 3 10 -6 33
R. Bullock 13 2 1 4/6 2/4 3/3 4 27 2 0 1 0 2 -5 18
R. Jackson 11 3 4 5/15 0/5 1/1 2 29 2 0 0 0 3 -12 24
B. Brown 5 3 1 1/4 1/2 2/2 2 14 0 0 1 2 1 -7 9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Griffin 19 4 4 7/17 3/11 2/2 3 35 1 1 4 0 4 -8 29
A. Drummond 15 13 1 6/17 0/1 3/4 3 35 3 0 0 3 10 -6 33
R. Bullock 13 2 1 4/6 2/4 3/3 4 27 2 0 1 0 2 -5 18
R. Jackson 11 3 4 5/15 0/5 1/1 2 29 2 0 0 0 3 -12 24
B. Brown 5 3 1 1/4 1/2 2/2 2 14 0 0 1 2 1 -7 9
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
L. Kennard 10 5 0 4/5 2/2 0/0 2 23 0 0 1 0 5 +2 14
I. Smith 8 1 2 3/9 1/3 1/2 0 18 1 1 0 0 1 +6 15
J. Leuer 5 1 1 2/4 0/0 1/2 5 12 2 0 2 0 1 0 8
L. Galloway 5 2 1 2/8 1/5 0/0 2 21 0 0 0 0 2 +6 9
S. Johnson 3 4 1 1/5 1/3 0/0 1 12 2 0 0 0 4 +2 11
K. Thomas 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 3 9 0 2 0 0 0 -8 2
Z. Lofton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Robinson III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Ellenson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Pachulia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Calderon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 94 38 16 35/90 11/36 13/16 27 235 13 4 9 5 33 -30 172
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Mitchell 28 5 2 9/21 3/7 7/9 2 36 2 0 4 0 5 +20 35
R. Gobert 18 25 3 6/9 0/0 6/8 3 36 0 2 1 3 22 +20 50
J. Ingles 13 4 8 3/10 2/6 5/6 2 29 0 0 4 3 1 -6 29
D. Favors 10 8 1 4/9 0/2 2/5 2 23 1 0 1 3 5 -8 20
R. O'Neale 0 2 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 3 26 2 0 1 0 2 +3 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Mitchell 28 5 2 9/21 3/7 7/9 2 36 2 0 4 0 5 +20 35
R. Gobert 18 25 3 6/9 0/0 6/8 3 36 0 2 1 3 22 +20 50
J. Ingles 13 4 8 3/10 2/6 5/6 2 29 0 0 4 3 1 -6 29
D. Favors 10 8 1 4/9 0/2 2/5 2 23 1 0 1 3 5 -8 20
R. O'Neale 0 2 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 3 26 2 0 1 0 2 +3 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Korver 19 2 1 5/14 5/11 4/4 0 32 0 0 2 0 2 +4 21
G. Allen 8 1 1 3/8 2/5 0/0 3 19 0 1 0 0 1 -3 12
J. Crowder 2 5 1 0/6 0/4 2/4 3 28 0 0 4 2 3 -12 5
G. Niang 2 3 1 1/3 0/2 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 3 +12 7
T. Sefolosha - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Rubio - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Udoh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Mitrou-Long - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Neto - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Exum - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 100 55 20 31/80 12/37 26/36 18 237 5 3 17 11 44 +30 186