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The Detroit Pistons' Mob Squad perform a dance during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Detroit Pistons and the Utah Jazz at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Utah Jazz: This time, Jazz survive late rally, beat Pistons 90-87

First Published Jan 12 2013 04:53 pm • Last Updated Jan 12 2013 11:42 pm


Auburn Hills, Mich. • A night earlier, it was the Jazz who blew a 15-point lead. On Saturday, they turned the tables and turned a similar deficit into a 90-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons at the Palace at Auburn Hills. But they sure didn't make it easy on themselves. After building a 13-point fourth-quarter lead, the Jazz gave the Pistons a shot to tie the game after allowing the Pistons to close the game on a 12-2 run. Paul Millsap split two free throws with 4.1 seconds remaining, giving the Jazz a three-point. However, Brandon Knight's 3-point attempt at the buzzer was well short and the Jazz escaped. The Jazz only scored two points in the final 3:26 of the game, both on free throws.

After a sluggish start, the Jazz trailed by as much as 39-24 before outscoring the Pistons 25-11 in the critical third quarter. Al Jefferson led the Jazz with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Randy Foye continued his hot shooting. After making 6-of-7 3-point attempts against the Hawks, Foye was 3-of 5 against the Hawks and finished with 17 points.

boram@sltrib.com

Twitter: @tribjazz

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