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Utah Jazz step up in second half, hold on to beat Pistons

Published: Saturday, Jan. 12 2013 7:55 p.m. MST

Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap, right, and guard Randy Foye, left, crowd Detroit Pistons forward Kyle Singler during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Associated Press) Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap, right, and guard Randy Foye, left, crowd Detroit Pistons forward Kyle Singler during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Associated Press)

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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