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Pistons hit the road against unbeaten Jazz

Nov 6, 2006 - 3:51 PM Detroit (2-1) at Utah (3-0) 9:00 pm EST

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- After missing the playoffs last season, the Utah Jazz are off to an impressive start.

The Jazz will look to remain unbeaten when they take on the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

Last season, Carlos Boozer played only three games and first-round pick Deron Williams did not start to play well until late in the season as Utah played inconsistently.

It has turned it around in its first three contests of 2006-07. The Jazz have been dominant down low, collecting double-doubles from Mehmet Okur, Boozer and Andrei Kirilenko in Friday's 108-104 impressive win at Phoenix.

On Saturday, the trio combined to outscore Golden State's starting frontcourt, 42-33, in a 106-82 victory despite a lackluster performance by Kirilenko.

Okur had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Boozer added 17 and 14 for Utah, which held a 50-38 advantage in points in the paint. Kirilenko had four points and four blocks against the Warriors.

After losing their season opener, the Pistons have won two in a row. Rasheed Wallace scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead Detroit to a 95-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.

Perennially among the league leaders in technical fouls, Wallace went scoreless and was ejected in Wednesday's 105-97 home loss to Milwaukee, a rare defeat for a team that went 37-4 on its home floor last season.

The All-Star forward bounced back with 18 points and nine rebounds in Friday night's victory at Boston and came up huge when it counted against the Grizzlies.

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