Jazz down Pistons for 5th straight win

Bojan Bogdanovic fired in 32 points, and the visiting Utah Jazz stretched their winning streak to five games by topping the Detroit Pistons 111-105 on Saturday.The Jazz, who were closing out a four-game road trip, have won the last eight meetings between the clubs. They were playing the second end of a back-to-back after winning in Boston on Friday.Donovan Mitchell supplied 25 points. Jordan Clarkson contributed 14 points off the bench, and Mike Conley added 12.Christian Wood led the Pistons with a career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds. Langston Galloway and Jordan McRae had 14 points apiece off the bench.Detroit has lost 10 of its last 11 games.Utah jumped to a 55-39 halftime lead. Bogdanovic was the main offensive weapon, tallying 16 points, while Mitchell tossed in a dozen more. Wood led Detroit with 10 points.Pistons coach Dwane Casey said the team’s defense against Oklahoma City in a 114-107 loss on Wednesday might have been the worst he’s seen since taking over as head coach prior to last season. The Pistons gave up 69 first-half points on 69 percent shooting from the field that night.Their defensive wasn’t much better in the first half on Saturday. They guarded the 3-point line well, but the Jazz converted 18 of 23 field-goal tries inside the arc and led by as much as 22 points.

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