Posted January 12, 2013 on AP on Fox
Winners of seven of nine, the Detroit Pistons might feel like their season-opening eight-game losing streak was ages ago. To continue the success, they'll try Saturday night to knock off a Utah Jazz team that has won 14 of 16 in the series. The Pistons (14-23) return home, where they've won five of six, after beating Milwaukee 103-87 on Friday. They held the Bucks to 39.6 percent shooting and 38 points after halftime. Defense has helped key this turnaround for Detroit, which has allowed an average of 88.0 points in its last seven victories, a stark contrast to the 101.5 it surrendered in its first eight games. Greg Monroe posted his 13th double-double of the season and fourth in five games with 26 points and 11 rebounds Friday, and Detroit's starters accounted for 72 points. "I really thought our starters stepped up, set the tone, and really were the reason why the game turned," coach Lawrence Frank said. "Over a course of an 82-game season, every sin...
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