Utah Jazz zip past Detroit Pistons, 110-79

The Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin, right, dribbles around the Jazz’s Jae Crowder in the first half Tuesday in Salt Lake City. (AP photo)

SALT LAKE CITY — If there’s such a thing as a perfect quarter, the Utah Jazz came close to playing one.

No one could have scripted a better start to Utah’s 110-79 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night than what unfolded for the Jazz in the first quarter. They never trailed and buried Detroit early behind a barrage of crisp passes and smooth baskets.

Utah went 17 of 21 (81 percent) from the floor in the quarter and scored on its final 10 possessions to take a 42-21 lead at the end of the period. Four players — Rudy Gobert, Jonas Jerebko, Derrick Favors and Jae Crowder — each went 3-for-3 from the field in the period.

“We haven’t moved the ball like that all season in my opinion,” guard Donovan Mitchell said. “We were clicking and hitting shots.”

Gobert had 22 points and 12 rebounds, one of six Jazz players who scored in double figures. Joe Ingles added 17 points, seven assists and seven rebounds, and Jerebko had 16 points and eight rebounds.

Luke Kennard scored 18 points and Andre Drummond had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons, who have lost 11 of 14.

“We just didn’t have any quickness defensively, no reactions, no pressure on the ball,” Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said.