Utah shot 54 percent from the field and had 17 fast-break points.
Derrick Favors scored eight points but collected a game-high 11 rebounds as the Jazz out-rebounded Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and the rest of the Pistons 43-32.
Detroit guard Rodney Stuckey scored a game-high 21 point off the bench, but Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks and his team could not find a way to match Utah’s effort.
“I was just looking for something else,” Cheeks said. “Nothing was working. We weren’t getting anything done. They were scoring at will.”
The Jazz improved to 14-27 as they reached the midpoint of the season.
“The way we were playing tonight, the way we were playing together, we would have beat a lot of teams,” said forward Richard Jefferson, who had 13 points. “We don’t look at this as just a hot night. We look at this as we’re becoming a little bit more of a consistent team.”
It’s a team Burke said he’s glad to be a part of.
“I wouldn’t say my feelings were hurt,” he said of Detroit’s decision to pass over him in the draft. “I could have seen myself playing for them … but it’s a business. They went in a different direction and I feel like where I’m at is a perfect situation for me. We’re growing as a franchise for me. We’re a young team and we know we can get better.”
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