DETROIT — When nan Utah Jazz tipped disconnected Thursday night’s crippled against nan Detroit Pistons, they were without starters Lauri Markkanen, Talen Horton-Tucker, and Jordan Clarkson. On apical of that, they carried a 2-13 grounds successful roadworthy games this season.
None of that mattered arsenic nan Jazz took down nan Pistons 115-106. With that loss, nan Pistons’ losing streak is extended to 25 games, and they’re now 1 consecutive nonaccomplishment distant from tying nan NBA’s single-season grounds of 26 straight.
For nan seventh consecutive game, nan Pistons were without halfway Jalen Duren, arsenic he’s sidelined pinch a near ankle injury. The Pistons were besides without Killian Hayes, arsenic he’s sidelined pinch an illness.
Starting successful their spot were Marvin Bagley III and Jaden Ivey. The Bagley and Ivey combo appeared to beryllium what nan Pistons needed, arsenic some mixed for nan team’s first 16 points. Bagley was a cleanable 5-for-5 from nan level successful nan game’s first six minutes, scoring 10 points, while Ivey chipped successful six. However, erstwhile some went to nan bench, nan Jazz went connected a 19-5 tally that carried complete to nan 2nd quarter. Bagley vanished nan crippled pinch 22 points and 5 rebounds, while Ivey added 22 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds.
While he had a slow commencement to nan game, Cade Cunningham ended nan crippled pinch a adjacent triple-double, finishing pinch 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 9 assists. Pistons guardant Bojan Bogdanovic struggled passim astir of nan crippled arsenic he changeable 3-for-11 from nan section and 2-for-6 from three-point range. Despite being down a trio of starters, nan Jazz had nary issues scoring, arsenic they had six players people successful double figures.
Leading nan measurement was ex-Pistons halfway Kelly Olynyk. He vanished nan crippled pinch 25 points and six assists. Collin Sexton added 17 points and 8 assists, Simone Fontecchio added 16 points, and some Jason Collins and Kris Dunn vanished pinch 13. Ochai Agbaji had 18 points disconnected Utah’s bench, while Walker Kessler added 4 points and 10 assists.
With 2:23 near successful regulation, nan Jazz had a four-point lead and appeared to person issues stopping a Pistons comeback until Olynyk deed a dagger three-pointer to seal nan victory. Moments after, “Sell nan team” chants astatine an audible level emerged from nan fans successful Little Caesars Arena, voicing their displeasure pinch nan team’s existent losing streak.
Following nan game, Pistons caput coach Monty Williams took ownership for Thursday’s loss.
“I want to beryllium observant pinch my words because this 1 hurts much than astir of them,” Williams said. “A squad (Utah) that played past nighttime sewage 50 points disconnected of second-chance points and turnovers. This is incredibly difficult to understand.”
“This is connected me.”