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Bey, Cunningham shines as Detroit stuns Utah

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Detroit Pistons used a strong second half rampage to upset Utah Jazz, 126-116, in the 2021-2022 NBA Season on Monday night (Tuesday in the Philippines) at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

Trailing 48-61 at the half, the Pistons went on a strong run in the third quarter behind Saddiq Bey, rookie Cade Cunningham and Hamidou Diallo to snatch an 88-84 lead.

The Jazz managed to take a 96-95 lead in the fourth on a triple by Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson but the Pistons responded with shots from Cunningham and Cory Joseph for a 108-100 lead.

Utah made its last push at 107-114 late in the game but five straight points from Bey followed by outside conversions from Joseph widened Detroit’s lead to double figures.

Bey and Cunningham finished the match with 29 points apiece, while Joseph and Trey Lyles came off the bench to added 16 and 14 markers, respectively, for the Pistons (9-30).

Donovan Mitchell finished with 31 points, Hassan Whiteside had double-double 21 points and 14 rebounds as the Jazz suffered its third straight defeat for 28-13 slate.