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Pistons’ Jaden Ivey scored 30 points during a 111-126 loss to the Jazz

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Detroit After back-to-back games collapsed in the third quarter, the Pistons looked to overcome the lulls after halftime against the Utah Jazz in their final home game before Christmas.

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Utah was on the second night of a losing streak after losing 122-99 to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, a game in which former Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell scored 23 points against his old team.

The Jazz came into this game ready to take that frustration out on the Pistons, who beat them at their home arena on November 20th.

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Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart (28) drives around Utah Jazz center Walker Kessler (24) in the second quarter.

However, the Pistons lost 32 points in the third quarter and 38 points total to Lauri Markkanen, who led the Jazz to a 126-111 win Tuesday night at Little Caesars Arena.

Detroit trailed by as much as 15 with seven minutes and 32 seconds remaining after Mike Beasley connected on his third triple of the night. It was enough for many fans to force their way to the exits. That lead eventually rose to 22 by the end of the game, clinching Detroit’s third straight loss.

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