No. 44 pick Kim English led all scorers with 18 points on just nine field goal attempts. The shooting guard shot 3-for-4 from downtown and 5-for-6 from the free throw line. Brandon Knight added 17 points, six assists and five rebounds from the point guard spot.
In his first game as a Piston since ending the 2011-2012 season with Real Madrid, the Pistons' 2011 second round pick Kyle Singler scored 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting.
No. 9 overall pick Andre Drummond had eight points, five rebounds, two blocks and four steals. The center who famously shot 29 percent on free throws last season was 0-for-3 from the line, though, including two airballs.
Austin Daye, the "veteran" of the team, finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals.
Detroit trailed by nine at halftime, but outscored Utah 33-11 in the third quarter.
The Pistons play the Magic Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET. It will be broadcasted live on NBA TV.