As their West Coast journey continues, the Detroit Pistons are feeling good after a hard-fought victory Wednesday night and are looking to come back back to back when they face the Utah Jazz on Friday night.
Unlike their debut against the Golden State Warriors, the Detroit Pistons took the lead in the first quarter against the Sacremento Kings. However, the Kings got hot in the second quarter and led 71-66 at halftime. However, the Pistons roared in the second half, forcing the game to a decision in the final minutes. That’s when Cory Joseph nailed a field goal with 25.9 seconds left to give the Pistons a 133-131 victory.
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Joseph ended up scoring 19 points in the game, with Saddiq Bey leading the Pistons in scoring 30 points in the win. Kelly Olynyk had another great game off the bench, scoring 22 goals while grabbing nine rebounds.
For the third time in four games, Detroit faces a team from the first half of the Western Conference. The Jazz enter Friday night with a 29-16 record. However, the Jazz have stumbled lately, losing six of their last seven games, falling to fourth in the conference behind the Suns, Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies.
One of those losses came in Detroit, when the Pistons beat the Jazz, 126-116.
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What: NBA Basketball
Which: Detroit Pistons (11-33) vs. Utah Jazz (29-16)
When: Friday January 21
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Or: Vivint Arena (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Channel: Bally Sports Detroit
Flux: DirecTV streams
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