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.

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