Luke Walton is known in just about every NBA circle. He won two titles with the Lakers, was a prominent player at a prominent program in college and, oh yeah, there’s that thing about his famous father.

But while even casual NBA people know about Walton, members of the Cavs coaching staff really know Luke Walton – and vice versa.

The 32-year-old forward came to Cleveland on March 15, part of the Deadline deal that sent Ramon Sessions to the Lakers in exchange for Walton, Jason Kapono and L.A.’s first round pick in 2012.

Sometimes basketball boils down to its most basic theory – making shots. On Wednesday night, the Wine and Gold didn’t do that, and the Pistons made them pay – handing the Cavs their fifth straight loss.

The cool-shooting Cavaliers started strong, but their offensive production fell through each quarter. They netted just 14 points in the fourth quarter and Detroit pulled away to take the 87-75 win – the Pistons’ first over Cleveland this season.

Including Tuesday’s 18-point loss in Philly – Cleveland’s fourth straight – it feels like the schedule has been pretty tough lately. Unfortunately for the Cavs, it’s about to get a little bit tougher.

With just over three minutes to play at the Wells Fargo Center, Alonzo Gee – the Cavaliers’ most explosive dunker – was blocked on three straight attempts. The ball was kicked out to Jodie Meeks, who drilled a three-pointer – his sixth of the night.

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