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Utah 111, Detroit 101
When: 9:00 PM ET, Friday, January 21, 2022
Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials: #67 Brandon Adair, #62 JB DeRosa, #60 James Williams
Attendance: 18306

Rudy Gobert scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds while Bojan Bogdanovic logged 23 points as the Utah Jazz earned a 111-101 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night in Salt Lake City.

Gobert was questionable to play earlier in the day because of ankle soreness, but the three-time Defensive Player of the Year made 8 of 11 field-goal attempts and blocked four shots to help the Jazz pick up a much-needed win.

Utah, which again played without Donovan Mitchell (concussion protocol), had lost two straight games, six of seven overall and three consecutive at home. That rough stretch included a 126-116 defeat at Detroit on Jan. 10, when the Jazz blew a 22-point lead.

Jordan Clarkson and Mike Conley also helped fill the scoring void left by Mitchell's absence, providing 20 and 19 points, respectively.

Rookie Cade Cunningham led Detroit with 25 points and five assists. He also had six rebounds.

Former Jazz forward Trey Lyles scored 16 off the bench. Rodney McGruder had 15 and Saddiq Bey 13 as the Pistons dropped to 1-2 on their four-game Western Conference road trip.

The Jazz led 27-26 after one quarter and were sparked by Gobert in the second quarter to take a 60-52 lead into the break. Gobert had 13 of his 15 first-half points in the second.

Detroit fought back in the second half, using a 13-4 run out of the locker room to go ahead 65-64.

Utah regained the lead and built it to double digits at 85-75 thanks to an 11-1 run.

That advantage didn't last too long for the Jazz, though. The Pistons crept back to within two points after Lyles drained a 3-pointer to make it 91-89 Utah with 9:36 left in the game.

Josh Jackson made it a one-point game by sinking a floater with 6:33 to go.

Gobert followed with a put-back bucket, a dunk and a free throw to spark a 9-2 run for a 104-96 lead with 4:19 remaining.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Detroit   Utah
Cade Cunningham 25 Scoring Rudy Gobert 24
Cade Cunningham 5 Assists Joe Ingles 5
Isaiah Stewart 9 Rebounds Rudy Gobert 14
Cory Joseph 3 Free Throws Made Mike Conley 8
Saddiq Bey 2 Steals Bojan Bogdanovic 1
Cade Cunningham 3 Blocks Rudy Gobert 4
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 101 43.7 13-32 12-16 22 40 4 6 11
Utah 111 45.6 10-31 29-34 22 44 7 3 11
Upcoming Games
  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Golden State. The Jazz have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Pistons have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .273 after a loss.