Andre Drummond earned his 48th double-double this season, scoring 19 points and registering 14 rebounds, to help the Detroit Pistons dominate the Utah Jazz, 114-94. The Pistons had no trouble knocking down shots, finishing 46-83 (55.4%) from the field, including 9-17 (52.9%) from beyond the arc. Detroit (26-44) has won just two of their last 10 games.
Drummond shot 9-10 from the field, in a solid outing. Other top contributors for Detroit included Greg Monroe with 18 points and 11 rebounds, Brandon Jennings with 15 points and 8 assists, and Josh Smith with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Gordon Hayward had another strong game for Utah despite the loss, putting up 32 points on 10-19 shooting (3-6 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 9-10 from the free throw line. Enes Kanter chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds and Marvin Williams finished with 11 points and 7 rebounds.
The Pistons combined an eFG% of 60.8% with 52.9% 3-point shooting. They are undefeated (4-0) this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Jazz, on the other hand, are 1-14 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
This drops Utah (23-48) to 1-1 against Detroit on the year.
Coming up next, the Pistons take on the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 27-44 on the year. The Jazz meet the Memphis Grizzlies, currently 42-28 this season. The Pistons have a 1-1 record against Cleveland this season. The Jazz have lost to Memphis the last two times they have played.