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Burke leads Jazz to 110-89 rout of Pistons

  • Article by: NOAH TRISTER
  • Associated Press
  • January 17, 2014 - 9:05 PM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Trey Burke had 20 points and a career-high 12 assists in his return to Michigan, and the Utah Jazz routed the Detroit Pistons 110-89 on Friday night.

Burke, who was the national player of the year at Michigan last season and led the Wolverines to the Final Four, had plenty of supporters in the crowd at the Palace. He shook off a slow start and outplayed Detroit counterpart Brandon Jennings as the Jazz built a big lead.

Enes Kanter added 18 points for Utah and Marvin Williams scored 17. Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 21, but Detroit looked flat for much of the game after a five-day layoff.

The Pistons had a chance to draft Burke with the No. 8 pick last year, but took Kentavious Caldwell-Pope instead.

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