Jazz rally late in 4th, beat Pistons 98-95 in OT
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 25, 2018 11:00 AM
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, right, goes to the basket past Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
By Noah Trister, Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) — Joe Ingles made a tying layup in the final seconds of regulation, then added two straight 3-pointers in overtime to lift the Utah Jazz over the Detroit Pistons 98-95 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time).
The Pistons lost their sixth straight by blowing a nine-point lead late in the fourth quarter. Detroit had a chance to tie at the end of overtime, but Tobias Harris missed from the left corner, and the rebound went out of bounds off the Pistons.
Andre Drummond had 30 points and 24 rebounds for Detroit, and he fueled a 10-0 run that put the Pistons ahead 88-79, but Utah closed strong in the fourth quarter. Down by two, Donovan Mitchell had a spinning, driving shot blocked out of bounds by Drummond with 5.9 seconds remaining.
Inbounding from the left corner, Utah's Ricky Rubio found Ingles cutting to the basket for a layup that Drummond wasn't quite able to block. That tied it at 89, and Luke Kennard's perimeter shot at the other end missed.
Drummond opened the scoring in overtime, but Ingles made his two three-pointers and Mitchell added one of his own to put the Jazz up 98-91.
Drummond reached 2,000 offensive rebounds for his career. At 24, he's the youngest player to reach the mark. Dwight Howard and Moses Malone did it at 25.
Jazz: Rodney Hood (lower leg) did not play. ... Rubio went to the locker room with 5:31 left in the fourth when he appeared to be bleeding around the eye. He was able to return.
Pistons: Reggie Bullock (right thumb) missed the game. ... G Langston Galloway made his first start of the season but scored only five points.
Jazz: Visit the Toronto Raptors on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time).
Pistons: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time).