Game Review: Rough start to Pistons road trip, lose 110-79
The Utah Jazz(38-30) took off running in the first, the Detroit Pistons(30-37) had no answer in what came to be a very long night for them.
It was a quiet night for Detroit’s big men, Blake Griffin struggled to find his shot only adding 13 points and two rebounds on 5-16 from the field and 1-5 from three. Andre Drummond had a quiet scoring night matching Blake’s 13 points, while still managing to get himself a double-double with 11 rebounds. Pistons rookie Luke Kennard gave fans something small to feel good about tonight as he played 36 minutes and outscored the player who many people think should have been the Pistons pick, Donovan Mitchell. Kennard put up 18 points on 8-13 shooting while Mitchell only had 13 points on 4-10 shooting.
Although it was a slow night for their rookie, the Jazz still didn’t seem to struggle as they shot 55% from the field and a very modest 38% of the 34 threes they attempted. Rudy Gobert lead the way for the Jazz with 22 points and 12 rebounds, getting himself a quiet double-double. Five other Jazz players pitched in with double-digit scores, including former piston Jonas Jerebko who put up 16 points (3-5 from three) and 8 rebounds.
The pistons look to bounce back Thursday as they continue their road trip into Denver to face the Nuggets(37-30). The Jazz hope to carry the hot hand into their game Thursday against the Phoenix Suns(19-49)
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