Jazz continue winning tune over Pistons, 96-86

Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points and the visiting Utah Jazz continued their dominance over the Detroit Pistons with a 96-86 victory on Sunday.The Jazz never trailed while collecting their ninth consecutive victory over Detroit, a streak that began during the 2016-17 season.Mike Conley had 22 points, six assists and five rebounds and Jordan Clarkston contributed 18 points off the bench for Utah. Rudy Gobert grabbed 20 rebounds and blocked four shots.Jerami Grant’s 28 points led the Pistons. Reserve Saddiq Bey tossed in 12 points and Blake Griffin added 10 points, six rebounds and five assists.Pistons sixth man Derrick Rose missed the game due to left knee soreness.The Jazz held a 57-40 lead at halftime.Mitchell scored 13 first-quarter points as Utah raced to a 34-19 lead.The Jazz scored the first nine points of the game and also went on a 17-0 run later in the quarter. Joe Ingles hit a pair of 3-pointers and also assisted on a Derrick Favors basket that ended the outburst.Utah maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second quarter. Mitchell and Conley combined for 28 first-half points as their team shot 52.2 percent from the field.