Utah Jazz step up in second half, hold on to beat Pistons
DETROIT — The Utah Jazz overcame an 11-point deficit, built a 13-point lead, then held off a furious Detroit Pistons rally to win 90-87 on Saturday night.
After an Alec Burks dunk put the Jazz up 88-75, the Pistons went on a 12-1 run. But Paul Millsap made one of two free throws with four seconds left, and the Pistons missed a final 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
Al Jefferson had 20 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and three assists for the Jazz, who trailed at halftime, 50-39. They came back to win after losing a double-digit halftime lead the previous night against the Atlanta Hawks.
Randy Foye and Paul Millsap added 17 points apiece for the Jazz. Brandon Knight led the Pistons with 16 points.
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