Pistons improve to 4-0 with win over Cavaliers

Ebony Scott
October 28, 2018

Love missed the game with a sore left foot, and Detroit lost Luke Kennard to a right shoulder injury after a Cleveland player set a screen on him in the second quarter.

The Cavaliers are facing a big loss as Kevin Love will be out for Thursday's game against the Pistons. "Then coming back in the second half, I thought Kyle got going, Larry (Nance Jr.) was good".

In Love's first season in Cleveland without LeBron James, he is averaging a team-high 19 points and 13.5 rebounds per game.

Jordan Clarkson has been doing it all season long and he was red-hot on Thursday night - finishing with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 2-of-4 from deep.

Cavaliers guards clearly made an effort to be more aggressive in attacking the basket early, something that Lue emphasized prior to the game.

Russell Westbrook had 13 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, though only landed five for 20.

If Baynes nor backup center Daniel Theis - who was listed as questionable on Friday - can play, rookie center Robert Williams III could be in line for even more playing time after playing four minutes against the Orlando Magic in his National Basketball Association debut.

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A 40-point third quarter helped it erase a 16-point halftime deficit. They're not even the earth-mover that Andre Drummond is in Detroit.

PISTONS: Jackson reached the 2,000-assist mark early in the first quarter, but he got in foul trouble and played only 6:16 in the first half.

CAVALIERS: Host Indiana on Saturday night.

Griffin ranked second among the NBA's scoring leaders at 33.8 points per game heading into Friday's action after posting 26 points against the Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers will need Hood to up his intensity on both ends if they hope to slow down Oladipo on Saturday night. Kuzma added two huge dunks down the stretch of Los Angeles' second win in two days after an 0-3 start. Totals 41-78 17-29 110.

The Pistons overwhelmed visitors Cleveland on the boards, 48-30, to overcome 20 turnovers. Technicals-Cleveland coach Cavaliers (Defensive three second), Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, Detroit coach Pistons (Defensive three second).

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