AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Reserve Flip Murray scored 19 points
Monday night to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 90-85 exhibition win
over the Utah Jazz.
Jason Maxiell added 14 points and seven rebounds for Detroit,
which won its third preseason game in four tries.
The Jazz got 15 points apiece from Carlos Boozer and Ronnie
Utah (1-2) never led in the second half but got as close as
84-81 when Jarron Collins hit a pair of free throws with 2:25 to
play. Maxiell made a running jump shot and Carlos Delfino followed
with a dunk to give the Pistons control.
Both coaches used their starters sparingly after the first
quarter as the teams combined for 35 turnovers and each shot under
50 percent from the field.
The Pistons scored 12 points off Utah's 13 first-half turnovers
and led 43-39 at the break. Murray, signed as a free agent to
lighten the load on starters Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton,
led the Pistons with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting at the half.
Nazr Mohammed had 12 points for the Pistons (3-1) and Billups
added 11 points and six assists.