The Pistons led by 18 points after the first quarter. The lead wasn’t large enough. Donovan Mitchell scored 24 of his 26 points in the second half and his pull-up jumper with 22 seconds left was the finisher in the Jazz’s 110-105 victory Saturday night at Little Caesars Arena. The Pistons (17-20) trailed 99-88 with 3:51 remaining, but a 17-9 run gave them a chance to tie after two Ricky Rubio free throws pushed the Jazz lead to 108-105 with 12.3 seconds left. But the Pistons didn’t have any timeouts remaining. Reggie Jackson’s wild pass missed Reggie Bullock, the Pistons’ 18th turnover. Blake Griffin scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Pistons. Andre Drummond scored 15 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. Rubio finished with 18 points for the Jazz (20-20). In one of their best quarters of the season, the Pistons held a 31-13 lead after the first 12 minutes. They were led offensively by Bullock and Bruce Brown. Bullock was 4-for-4 from 3-point range in scoring 14 points, and Brown excelled running the pick-and-roll, scoring seven points and handing out four assists, a career-high. The Pistons were helped by Jazz center Rudy Gobert’s foul trouble when he picked up his second foul at the 8:40 mark. Gobert is sixth in the NBA blocked shots. Casey said before the game the key is knowing how to attack Gobert. “We have to do a good job of screening, making sure we set the screen, hold the screen to create a problem, Casey said. “There’s a pinpoint place in the middle of the pick-and-roll where you got to get to create a problem for Gobert. He’s one of the best in the league at protecting the rim, blocking shots, but we got to get to that sweet spot and make the right decisions.” The Pistons held the Jazz to 19 percent shooting and forced four turnovers in the first quarter. The Pistons bench quickly yielded the lead. The Pistons managed to shoot only 39 percent in scoring 22 points in the second quarter. A recurring issue is frontcourt depth. Jon Leuer and Stanley Johnson struggled. Leuer was minus-10 in the quarter; Johnson was minus-15. Casey has indicated he would like to find opportunities to go small with lineups without Drummond. But with the struggles of Leuer and Johnson — the Pistons’ current options up front — it makes it tough. The Pistons’ lead was cut to 53-48 at halftime.