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TWITTER THREAD – Jazz outlast the Pistons behind the defense

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Pistons 9 Jazz 2 with 10:25 left in the 1st quarter
Pistons getting in transition off Jazz misses and turnovers. Drummond goes coast to coast and Reggie Jackson does the same.
Pistons are #4 team at not allowing a three and #1 team defending the three

Pistons 45 Jazz 35 with 7:50 left in the 2nd quarter
Jazz defense hasn’t kicked in yet. Pistons making some tough looks.
Pistons have been much better this year with Ish Smith on the floor and it looks it tonight.
Joe Ingles with 6 assists and Derrick Favors with 8 pts

Pistons 53 Jazz 43 with 3:59 left in the 2nd quarter
Pistons are doubling Donovan every time he comes off a pick and it is disturbing the rythm of the Jazz offense
Defense isn’t getting stops tonight. Defensive Rating right now is 125

Pistons 59 Jazz 53 at the half
Jazz shoot a season high 24 free throws in the first half
Antonio Lang said at halftime defense lacks physicality. Pistons able to go wherever they want. Need to give help on post ups by Blake.

Jazz 62 Pistons 62 with 9:17 left in the 3rd quarter
Jazz open on a 9-3 run
Rudy Gobert with a vicious dunk on Andre Drummond.
Donovan up to 19
Stars have to be great without 3 rotation guys. Doing it right now

Jazz 83 Pistons 82 with 8:32 left in the 4th quarter
Kyle Korver with his 5th three of the night gives the Jazz the lead.
Twice tonight loose balls have ended up with open threes for Korver
Joe Ingles sprained an ankle in 1st half and is 0 for 5 since
Rudy Gobert has 18 points and 20 rebounds. 6th time in NBA career with 20 rebounds. Last time was March 5 2017 v. Sacramento. Has only gone 20-20 once in career Jan 20th in 2017 at Dallas.

Jazz 88 Pistons 84 with 4:58 left in the 4th quarter
Jazz have only allowed 25 2nd half points
As they went to timeout Donovan Mitchell was met by Joe Ingles and Ricky Rubio to talk about what he is seeing on the floor. Good leadership

Jazz 100 Detroit 94 – Final Score
Jazz allow just 35 points in the 2nd half
Defensive rating was a 95 tonight and has now been under 100 in 13 of the last 17 games.
Rudy Gobert 18 points and 25 rebounds
Donovan Mitchell 28 points and 5 assists

David Locke enters his ninth year as the radio play-by-play voice of the Utah Jazz, having spent the majority of his career in radio in Salt Lake City and Seattle. In the summer of 2016, Locke created the Locked on Podcast Network which has podcast daily bite sized podcasts for every NBA and NFL team. A native of Palo Alto, Calif., Locke graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a degree in Political Science and Sociology. Locke and his wife have a son and a daughter.

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