SALT LAKE CITY — Former Piston Jonas Jerbko, who spent four plus years in Motown from 2009-14, didn’t take it easy on his old team in Vivint Arena Tuesday night.

Jerebko put up 16 points and eight rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench to help the Utah Jazz return from a three-game road trip and hand Detroit a 110-79 loss.

“It’s always a little special to play your former team but I just got it going a little bit and you might have a little extra energy, I don’t know,” said Jerebko, who was drafted 39th overall by Detroit in 2009.

Utah has now won 19 of its last 21 games and seven in a row. Jerebko also burned his former Boston Celtics team with 17 points and seven rebounds in Beantown on Dec. 15.

“Jonas has to focus on the things that make Jonas effective,” said Jazz coach Quin Snyder. “And that means quick decisions, catch and shoot threes, swing the ball and chase it and just his activity on offense.

“His cutting was really good, and I think on the defensive end, he’s taken a lot more pride in being solid and not breaking down.”

After the first 12 minutes, it was clear …read more

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