UTA
20-20
110
TF 5
FINAL
End
4th
Sat Jan. 5
7:00pm
BONUS
105
TF 5
ML: -175
DET 3.5, O/U 208.5
ML: +152
UTA
DET

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Jazz rally past Pistons, then hold on late for 110-105 win

DETROIT (AP) Donovan Mitchell was having a quiet game offensively when he was pulled less than three minutes into the third quarter.

''I wasn't doing enough on either end,'' the Utah star said.

That changed in a hurry. Mitchell would eventually return and score 24 of his 26 points in the second half, and the Jazz outlasted the Detroit Pistons 110-105 on Saturday night. Utah rallied from an 18-point, second-quarter deficit.

The Jazz nearly squandered an 11-point lead of their own in the final quarter, allowing the Pistons to cut the lead to one on a 3-pointer by Blake Griffin. Ricky Rubio made two free throws for Utah with 12.3 seconds remaining, and then Detroit's Reggie Jackson turned the ball over on a crosscourt pass.

Griffin scored 34 points for the Pistons.

Detroit led 38-20 before the Jazz ran off 14 straight points to get back in the game.

''I thought we started the game with the heart and fight you need to win in this league, but that didn't continue with the second unit in the second quarter,'' Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. ''They usually really bring energy, and it wasn't there tonight. That continued into the second half.''

The Pistons built the lead back to 11 in the third, but Utah finally took the lead for the first time when Rudy Gobert's dunk made it 85-84 in the fourth.

The Jazz went on a 19-4 run and led 99-88 after Joe Ingles made a 3-pointer from the corner and then waved goodbye in the direction of his teammates on the bench. The Pistons didn't go away, though. A 3-pointer by Jackson cut the margin to four.

Mitchell answered that with a 3-pointer of his own to make it 102-95. Detroit kept chipping away and the lead was down to two after Griffin scored inside.

But Mitchell again came through, connecting on a midrange shot with 22 seconds left for a 106-102 lead.

TIP-INS

Jazz: Utah trailed 31-13 after shooting 4 for 21 from the field in the first quarter.

Pistons: Detroit has lost six of eight. ... Andre Drummond had 15 points and 18 rebounds in his 500th career game. ... Reggie Bullock scored 14 of his 19 points in the first quarter.

MOTIVATION

Mitchell scored 12 points in the third quarter and 12 in the fourth. A fan in Detroit was apparently doing quite a bit of chirping at him, and Mitchell cited that as a reason for his big second half.

''It really just snapped for me,'' Mitchell said. ''I don't remember what he said, but after that, I just started being aggressive. It shouldn't take for somebody to say something for me to play how I play, but that's what happened.''

CARELESS

The Pistons had only four turnovers in the first half but had 14 in the second.

''Great teams go from an 18-point lead to a 28-point lead and they keep it there,'' Griffin said. ''We just haven't got to that level yet where we put our foot on people's throats and don't let up. So, that's the next step for us.''

LIMITED

Gobert played only 7:02 during a first half in which he picked up three fouls. He finished with nine points and 11 rebounds.

''We didn't make it easy on ourselves, the way we started the game,'' coach Quin Snyder said.

UP NEXT

Jazz: Visit Milwaukee on Monday night.

Pistons: Host San Antonio on Monday night.

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Key Players
R. Gobert
27 C
B. Griffin
23 PF
35.8 Min. Per Game 35.8
24.8 Pts. Per Game 24.8
5.2 Ast. Per Game 5.2
8.7 Reb. Per Game 8.7
66.2 Field Goal % 47.1
66.4 Three Point % 46.6
63.8 Free Throw % 74.2
+ 1 Ricky Rubio made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:01
+ 1 Ricky Rubio made 1st of 2 free throws 0:01
  Personal foul on Reggie Jackson 0:01
  Bad pass turnover on Reggie Jackson, stolen by Jae Crowder 0:07
+ 1 Ricky Rubio made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:12
+ 1 Ricky Rubio made 1st of 2 free throws 0:12
  Personal foul on Reggie Jackson 0:12
  Personal foul on Bruce Brown 0:13
+ 3 Blake Griffin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Reggie Bullock 0:14
+ 2 Donovan Mitchell made jump shot 0:22
+ 2 Blake Griffin made hook shot 0:40
Team Stats
Points 110 105
Field Goals 39-82 (47.6%) 39-82 (47.6%)
3-Pointers 7-21 (33.3%) 11-25 (44.0%)
Free Throws 25-32 (78.1%) 16-20 (80.0%)
Total Rebounds 49 48
Offensive 7 5
Defensive 35 39
Team 7 4
Assists 24 18
Steals 12 7
Blocks 6 2
Turnovers 12 18
Fouls 23 23
Technicals 1 0
26 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST
34 PTS, 10 REB, 5 AST
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away team logo Jazz 20-20 13352834110
home team logo Pistons 17-20 31222527105
Team Stats
away team logo Jazz 20-20 94.0 PPG 44.5 RPG 22.0 APG
home team logo Pistons 17-20 92.5 PPG 44.5 RPG 22.5 APG
Key Players
D. Mitchell SG 15.0 PPG 3.0 RPG 3.0 APG 32.4 FG%
B. Griffin PF PPG RPG APG 0.0 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Mitchell SG 26 PTS 5 REB 5 AST
B. Griffin PF 34 PTS 10 REB 5 AST
47.6 FG% 47.6
33.3 3PT FG% 44.0
78.1 FT% 80.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Mitchell 26 5 5 10/21 1/3 5/6 3 38 3 1 2 0 5 -1 43
R. Rubio 18 2 4 6/13 1/4 5/5 1 29 1 0 4 1 1 +1 25
J. Ingles 16 4 1 6/11 2/4 2/3 5 32 1 1 3 0 4 +6 21
D. Favors 13 5 3 3/8 1/2 6/7 2 28 1 2 0 1 4 -6 27
R. Gobert 9 11 3 4/7 0/0 1/4 4 26 0 1 1 3 8 +6 26
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Mitchell 26 5 5 10/21 1/3 5/6 3 38 3 1 2 0 5 -1 43
R. Rubio 18 2 4 6/13 1/4 5/5 1 29 1 0 4 1 1 +1 25
J. Ingles 16 4 1 6/11 2/4 2/3 5 32 1 1 3 0 4 +6 21
D. Favors 13 5 3 3/8 1/2 6/7 2 28 1 2 0 1 4 -6 27
R. Gobert 9 11 3 4/7 0/0 1/4 4 26 0 1 1 3 8 +6 26
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Korver 8 2 0 3/4 2/3 0/0 2 14 0 1 1 0 2 -1 10
T. Sefolosha 6 3 0 2/4 0/1 2/2 1 8 2 0 0 0 3 +13 11
J. Crowder 4 5 3 1/8 0/4 2/3 1 25 3 0 1 2 3 +10 17
R. Neto 4 0 0 2/3 0/0 0/0 1 12 1 0 0 0 0 +5 5
D. Exum 4 2 5 1/1 0/0 2/2 0 8 0 0 0 0 2 +9 16
E. Udoh 2 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 -13 3
R. O'Neale 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 8 0 0 0 0 2 -4 2
N. Mitrou-Long - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Niang - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 110 42 24 39/82 7/21 25/32 23 234 12 6 12 7 35 +25 206
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Griffin 34 10 5 13/21 3/7 5/6 2 39 2 0 3 2 8 +8 53
R. Bullock 19 3 2 7/14 5/8 0/0 2 39 0 0 2 2 1 +3 24
A. Drummond 15 18 0 7/10 0/0 1/4 4 37 3 1 3 1 17 +8 34
R. Jackson 12 2 3 4/10 2/4 2/2 5 25 0 0 2 0 2 +3 18
B. Brown 12 3 7 3/7 0/1 6/6 3 34 0 0 4 0 3 +7 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Griffin 34 10 5 13/21 3/7 5/6 2 39 2 0 3 2 8 +8 53
R. Bullock 19 3 2 7/14 5/8 0/0 2 39 0 0 2 2 1 +3 24
A. Drummond 15 18 0 7/10 0/0 1/4 4 37 3 1 3 1 17 +8 34
R. Jackson 12 2 3 4/10 2/4 2/2 5 25 0 0 2 0 2 +3 18
B. Brown 12 3 7 3/7 0/1 6/6 3 34 0 0 4 0 3 +7 25
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Calderon 7 1 1 3/6 1/1 0/0 3 22 0 0 2 0 1 -8 8
S. Johnson 4 3 0 1/5 0/3 2/2 2 14 1 1 2 0 3 -14 7
L. Kennard 2 2 0 1/5 0/1 0/0 0 13 1 0 0 0 2 -12 5
J. Leuer 0 2 0 0/3 0/0 0/0 2 10 0 0 0 0 2 -13 2
L. Galloway 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 -7 0
I. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Lofton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Robinson III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Thomas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Ellenson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Pachulia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 105 44 18 39/82 11/25 16/20 23 236 7 2 18 5 39 -25 176