Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Cade Cunningham scored 18 of his career-high 29 points in the third quarter to help the Detroit Pistons erase a 22-point deficit and beat the Utah Jazz 126-116 on Monday night. Saddiq Bey added 29 points for Detroit, which is 4-2 in 2022 after finishing 2021 with 18 losses in 19 games. Lead assistant coach Rex Kalamian took charge with coach Dwane Casey having entered COVID-19 protocol. Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points for Utah, and Hassan Whiteside had a season-high 21 points as well as 14 rebounds. 

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions can take some solace in the way their disappointing season concluded. Detroit started the season 0-8 but went 3-5-1 in its final nine games. That improvement coincided with coach Dan Campbell taking over the offensive play-calling from coordinator Anthony Lynn. Campbell fired Lynn on Monday. The Lions have hope for the future in part because of the strong play from quarterback Jared Goff and wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown down the stretch. Detroit has the No. 2 overall selection in the draft and could fill a void at defensive end with Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson or Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux.

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets finalized a trade with Detroit that will send big man Bol Bol to the Pistons. The Nuggets acquired guard Rodney McGruder along with a 2022 second-round pick via Brooklyn in exchange. The 7-foot-2 Bol is the son of the late Manute Bol, who played 10 years in the NBA. Bol Bol was the 44th overall pick by Miami in the 2019 NBA draft and was acquired by Denver in a draft-night trade. He played in 53 games over three seasons with the Nuggets and averaged 2.7 points. McGruder saw action in 17 games for the Pistons this season. He averaged 2.5 points and 1.6 rebounds.