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Pistons’ Bojan Bogdanovic returns to Utah, shows Kevin Knox in 125-116 win

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Since arriving in Detroit, Bojan Bogdanovic has been the guy you want with the ball when it’s time for a bucket.

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Wednesday’s game against the Jazz was Bogdanovic’s first game at Utah since he was traded to the Pistons shortly before the season began.

The veteran forward started slow, but gradually gained momentum and finished with a team-high 23 points to help Detroit (5-15) get its second straight win in a 125-116 win over Utah (12-8).

Bogdanovich, who played at Utah for three seasons from 2019-22, received a video tribute from the Jazz during the game’s first timeout, which ended with an uplifting message: “You’re welcome bro.” After the segment ended, Bogdanović then raised his arm up to pay tribute to the Jazz fans inside the arena.

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Detroit Pistons forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) hits Utah Jazz forward Jared Vanderbilt (8) in the first half during an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, November 23, 2022, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger)

Bogdanović has scored at least 20 points in five straight games and seven of the last eight.

“I think our cooperation brought more energy,” Bogdanovic said after the match. “The big win last night gave us a lot of confidence in this match. Once again, we played a great game. Lots of players in double figures. Every player that went down on the floor gave us something and brought something to the table.”

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