Wrap-Up – Playing without their starting backcourt – Kyrie Irving, still nursing a broken finger and Dion Waiters, out with a sprained left ankle – the Cavaliers fell behind big early, trailing by 17 at intermission. The energy picked up in the late in the fourth quarter, when the Cavs cut Detroit’s lead to six points, but the Pistons pulled away down the stretch for the 89-79 win.

If something works consistently over the course of years for one player, usually there are others that’ll follow that move in lock-step. Except in the case of Rip Hamilton.

After breaking his nose twice during the 2003-04 season, Hamilton – then with the Pistons – was fitted with a protective clear plastic mask. He had suffered one broken nose before that and was advised to wear the mask for the rest of the season. That year, Hamilton led the Pistons in scoring and helped Detroit with the NBA Championship.

The Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers took on the Moraine Minutemen Saturday, December 1st at Willetts Middle School in Brunswick. In game one, the Cavaliers jumped out a lead early with baskets being scored by William Waller, Shawn Kravchuck and Brent Hilliard. The Cavaliers lead 38 - 17 at the half. The Minutemen battled back cutting the lead to 11 in the second half, but the Cavaliers never allowed the Minutemen to close the gap any further finishing with a 54 - 39 victory. The Cavaliers were lead by William Waller with 28 points and Brent Hilliard with 8 points.

Game Summary

The Cavaliers (4-13) are back on the road for the 12th time this season to face the Detroit Pistons (5-13) from the Palace of Auburn Hills at 7:30 p.m. ET.

On Saturday, the Cavs lost to the Portland Trail Blazers, 118-117, in a hard-fought, double-overtime contest while the Pistons dropped their second-consecutive game, falling to the Dallas Mavericks, 92-77.

CLEVELAND, OH - Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters sustained a left ankle sprain in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's game against Portland at The Q. X-rays taken at the arena last night were negative. Waiters had a follow up exam today at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, including an MRI, that confirmed the left ankle sprain. He is receiving treatment, will travel with the team to Detroit this afternoon and is currently listed as Questionable (50/50) for tomorrow night’s game against the Pistons.

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