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Big 3 back together, lead Cavs to 106-101 win over Pistons


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Apr 17 2016 7:39PM

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James isn't all alone.

One year after he carried the Cavaliers as far as he could in the postseason, James once again has Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love by his side.

Cleveland's Big 3 is playoff healthy again.

Irving scored 31 points in his first playoff game since being injured last year in the NBA Finals and Love, who was knocked out in the first round by an injury a year ago, added 28 to lead the Cavaliers to a 106-101 victory over the young and confident Detroit Pistons in the opener of their first-round playoff series Sunday.

James added 22 points and 11 assists for the top-seeded Cavs. They are favored to win the Eastern Conference again but got all they could handle from the fearless Pistons.

Cleveland's championship chances were dealt a major blow when Love's shoulder was dislocated in just his fourth playoff game last year at Boston. The Cavs advanced to the Finals without him only to have Irving break his kneecap in Game 1 against Golden State, an injury that left James to fight the Warriors on his own.

As he sat between his teammates - who combined with him for 81 points, 24 rebounds and 18 assists - following the game Sunday game, James looked relieved.

"For these two guys, they were just excited to get back to this moment," he said. "These guys have been working hard, Kyrie on his knee, Kevin on his shoulder just to get back to this moment. It was great to be out on the floor with them and for them to put together the performance that they did."

Love made two critical 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and the Cavs overcame a seven-point deficit by outscoring the Pistons 30-18 over the final 10:52.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 21 points and Marcus Morris had 20 - but just one after halftime - and Reggie Jackson added 17 for the Pistons, making their first playoff appearance since 2009. Andre Drummond had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons, who made 15 3-pointers but missed a couple open ones down the stretch when their playoff inexperience showed.

Despite the loss, Jackson and his teammates didn't lose any confidence.

"We don't care who you put in front of us," said Jackson, slapped with a technical with 3:24 left. "We fear nobody and experience is going to be our best teacher. We're going to learn on the fly. We think we have a chance."

Game 2 is Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, which was on edge for much of Game 1 as the Pistons, who beat Cleveland three times during the regular season, flirted with an upset.

For more than 40 minutes, the Pistons, who have just one starter with playoff experience, matched the Cavaliers shot for shot. Detroit's young squad wasn't intimidated and Jackson's 3-pointer tied it 88-88 with 6:29 left.

But that's when Love, who has had two uneven seasons since coming to Cleveland, buried consecutive 3s to put the Cavs ahead by four and finally allow a sellout crowd of more than 20,000 a chance to relax.

"My mentality was to be aggressive all night," said Love, who added 13 rebounds. "We have to do that the entire series."

The Pistons hung around and were within four at 100-96 on a free throw by Morris, but James cut to the basket for a layup and Jackson missed a 3-pointer before Irving's two free throws gave Cleveland an eight-point lead.

HOT START

The Pistons, not known for 3-point shooting, made 10 of 16 in the first half and finished 15 of 29.

"They didn't catch us off guard," James said. "We did it to ourselves. We were a step slow on some of our coverages and they made us pay for it. In the second half we knew we had to play a little bit more close attention, a little bit more close to our details that our coaching staff told us to do."

OPENING SUCCESS

James has won 14 consecutive games in the opening round and has never failed to advance past the first round in 10 previous tries.

HOMEWARD BOUND

The Pistons headed back to Michigan, making the 26-minute flight to Detroit. They'll return Tuesday following an afternoon practice.

TIP-INS

Pistons: Before the game, coach Stan Van Gundy faked surprise when asked about his team being an underdog. "Are we?" he cracked. ... Van Gundy's brother Jeff, who is expected to meet with Minnesota about its coaching job, was a TV analyst for the game. ... Jackson appeared in 30 postseason games for Oklahoma City. He was a rookie on the Thunder's 2012 NBA Finals team but did not play in the championship series.

Cavaliers: James appeared in his 179th playoff game, tying Michael Jordan for 17th on the career list. ... Cleveland is the No. 1 seed for the third time in franchise history but has never advanced to the finals from that spot. . James is 34-12 in playoff games at the Q. . James and Mo Williams, who is out with a sore left knee, are the only current Cavs players who were on the 2009 team that swept the Pistons. ... Browns coach Hue Jackson was in attendance.

UP NEXT

Game 2 is Wednesday at 8 p.m. EDT.


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DET
CLE
     
    • 50.7%

    • 44.3%

    • 51.7%

    • 34.3%

    • 75.0%

    • 76.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DET CLE
Total Rebounds 37 40
Offensive Rebounds 5 12
Turnovers 10 4
Fast Break Pts: 6 11
Biggest Lead: 7 9
Points in the Paint: 24 38
DET CLE
p Caldwell-Pope   21 Irving   31
rb Drummond   11 Love   13
a Jackson   7 James   11
s Harris   2 3 players   2
b 2 players   1 James   2
 
  • 11/17 - CLE 99 @ DET 104
  • 01/29 - CLE 114 @ DET 106
  • 02/22 - DET 96 @ CLE 88
  • 04/13 - DET 112 @ CLE 110
Detroit Pistons (44-38)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Harris F 39:52 4-11 1-4 0-0 -4 1 9 10 2 1 2 3 1 3 9
M. Morris F 39:41 6-14 3-7 5-6 -7 1 1 2 5 4 1 1 0 0 20
A. Drummond C 36:32 6-14 0-1 1-2 -4 3 8 11 0 3 0 0 1 0 13
K. Caldwell-Pope G 38:22 7-14 4-8 3-4 -2 0 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 21
R. Jackson G 33:41 7-12 2-4 1-1 -11 0 2 2 7 3 1 3 0 1 17
S. Johnson   16:27 3-4 3-3 0-0 +1 0 8 8 0 4 0 0 0 0 9
S. Blake   14:19 0-0 0-0 1-2 +6 0 2 2 6 2 0 3 0 0 1
R. Bullock   09:38 3-3 2-2 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 8
A. Baynes   11:28 1-1 0-0 1-1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
J. Anthony DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Dinwiddie DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Meeks DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Tolliver DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-73 15-29 12-16   5 32 37 24 21 4 10 2 4 101
  50.7% 51.7% 75.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 12
Cleveland Cavaliers (57-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 40:51 9-17 0-3 4-4 +18 1 5 6 11 3 2 1 2 0 22
K. Love F 38:19 10-22 4-8 4-5 +12 3 10 13 1 2 1 2 0 2 28
T. Thompson C 30:22 1-1 0-0 0-0 +3 4 2 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
J. Smith G 35:25 3-9 2-7 1-2 +3 1 2 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 9
K. Irving G 37:32 10-24 5-10 6-8 0 2 3 5 6 2 2 1 1 0 31
M. Dellavedova   19:19 3-8 0-4 1-2 -1 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 7
I. Shumpert   21:39 1-2 0-1 0-0 -4 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
R. Jefferson   11:59 2-4 1-2 0-0 -1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5
T. Mozgov   04:34 0-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
C. Frye DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
J. McRae DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-88 12-35 16-21   12 28 40 25 18 7 4 4 2 106
  44.3% 34.3% 76.2%   team rebs: 11 total to: 5

inactive

  • Pistons: Brown, Hilliard
  • Cavaliers: Kaun, Williams

technical fouls

  • Pistons: Jackson
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 17
  • Times Tied: 21

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #20 Leroy Richardson, #9 Derrick Stafford, #15 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:22
Detroit Pistons (44-39) Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Thompson vs Drummond (Jackson gains possession)
Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST)  11:42
[DET 2-0]
 
  11:28 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:27 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:22
[CLE 3-2]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:06 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:42 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:41  
Jackson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  10:36  
  10:30
[CLE 5-2]
James Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Drummond Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:05 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:58 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:57  
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  09:51  
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:48  
Harris Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:48
[DET 4-5]
 
  09:26
[CLE 7-4]
Love Turnaround Bank shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Morris Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jackson (2 AST)  09:03
[DET 6-7]
 
  08:45 Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:44  
Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  08:37  
  08:31
[CLE 9-6]
James Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Morris Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:13
[DET 8-9]
 
  07:51 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:51  
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST)  07:36
[DET 11-9]
 
  07:13
[CLE 11-11]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  07:00  
  06:50 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:50 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:46 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST) 
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST)  06:37
[DET 13-11]
 
  06:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:25 James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:24 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:59 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:58  
  05:43 Smith Violation:Kicked Ball (Z Zarba) 
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jackson (3 AST)  05:32
[DET 16-11]
 
  05:06 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:05  
Caldwell-Pope Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:56
[DET 18-11]
 
  04:38
[CLE 14-18]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:01
[CLE 16-18]
James Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:41
[DET 20-16]
 
Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford)  03:21  
  03:21 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Harris Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:21  
  03:08
[CLE 18-20]
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Morris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:42 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Jackson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (Z Zarba)  02:28  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:28  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Blake  02:28  
  02:28 Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  02:18
[CLE 21-20]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:01 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:45 James Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:43  
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST)  01:37
[DET 23-21]
 
Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (Z Zarba)  01:23  
  01:23 Smith Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  01:15
[CLE 23-23]
Dellavedova Driving Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  01:02 Jefferson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
  01:02 James Substitution replaced by Irving 
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:35.7
[CLE 25-23]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST) 
  00:26.5 Jefferson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:26.5
[DET 24-25]
 
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:26.5
[DET 25-25]
 
  00:01.9 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:01.6 Team Rebound 
  00:01.6 Jefferson Substitution replaced by James 
  00:01.6 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith 
  00:00.0
[CLE 27-25]
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Detroit Pistons (44-39) Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Irving Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:42  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:29 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:11 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:11 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:07 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:07  
Bullock Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Blake (2 AST)  10:58
[DET 27-27]
 
  10:42
[CLE 30-27]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bullock (1 AST)  10:18
[DET 30-30]
 
  10:03 Irving Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:02  
Baynes Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Blake (3 AST)  09:59
[DET 32-30]
 
  09:59 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Baynes Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:59
[DET 33-30]
 
  09:39 Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:38  
Blake Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  09:35  
  09:21
[CLE 32-33]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Blake Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford)  09:21  
  09:21
[CLE 33-33]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  09:09  
  09:09 Team Rebound 
  08:51 Irving Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:51  
Bullock 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Blake (4 AST)  08:32
[DET 36-33]
 
  08:13 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:13  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Blake (5 AST)  08:02
[DET 39-33]
 
  08:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:02 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Love 
  08:02 Jefferson Substitution replaced by James 
  07:37 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:36 Team Rebound 
  07:26
[CLE 35-39]
Love Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Bullock Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (L Richardson)  07:26  
  07:26 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Smith 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Morris  07:26  
Blake Substitution replaced by Jackson  07:26  
  07:26 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  07:26
[CLE 36-39]
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:06 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:48 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:47 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:47
[CLE 38-39]
Love Tip Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Harris Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  06:24  
  06:17
[CLE 41-39]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:07  
Bullock Substitution replaced by Drummond  06:07  
Baynes Substitution replaced by Caldwell-Pope  06:07  
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (1 AST)  05:55
[DET 42-41]
 
Jackson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson)  05:44  
  05:44
[CLE 42-42]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  05:44
[CLE 43-42]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Drummond Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:22
[DET 44-43]
 
  04:57 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:57 Team Rebound 
Drummond Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (Z Zarba)  04:57  
  04:51 Love Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harris (1 BLK) 
  04:49 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:47
[CLE 45-44]
Love Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  04:37 Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
  04:37 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:27
[DET 47-45]
 
  04:03
[CLE 47-47]
James Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
  03:52 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:39  
Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:38  
Drummond Tip Layup Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:32 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:23 James Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:21  
Drummond Hook Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:10 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:04 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:04 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  02:53 James Cutting Layup Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:52  
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Jackson (4 AST)  02:44
[DET 50-47]
 
  02:16
[CLE 50-50]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
  02:00 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  02:00  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Blake  02:00  
  02:00 Thompson Substitution replaced by Irving 
  02:00 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  02:00 James Foul: Inbound (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:00
[DET 51-50]
 
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:00
[DET 52-50]
 
  01:49
[CLE 52-52]
Smith Cutting Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
  01:40 Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Blake Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:40  
Team Rebound  01:40  
Blake Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:40
[DET 53-52]
 
  01:21 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:21 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  01:12  
  01:12
[CLE 53-53]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  01:12 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:11  
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Morris (2 AST)  00:54.8
[DET 55-53]
 
  00:49.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:40.9 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:40.4  
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Morris (3 AST)  00:30.1
[DET 58-53]
 
  00:06.5 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:06.1 Team Rebound 
  00:06.1 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Blake Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST)  00:00.7  
End of 2nd Quarter
Detroit Pistons (44-39) Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[CLE 56-58]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Drummond Hook Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:23 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  11:16
[CLE 58-58]
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  11:03  
  10:56
[CLE 61-58]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST) 
  10:43 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (L Richardson) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (2 AST)  10:27
[DET 61-61]
 
  10:09 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:56 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:32 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:32 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  09:26
[CLE 63-61]
Love Driving Bank shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Jackson Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:11
[DET 63-63]
 
Drummond Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (Z Zarba)  09:11  
  08:58
[CLE 65-63]
James Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:39 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:26 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:26  
Caldwell-Pope Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  08:11  
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:09  
Drummond Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:09
[DET 65-65]
 
  07:41 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:40  
Drummond Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jackson (5 AST)  07:31
[DET 67-65]
 
  07:14 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:14  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:51  
  06:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:38
[CLE 67-67]
Love Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:22 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  06:03
[CLE 69-67]
Irving Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Drummond Jump Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:33 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:17
[CLE 72-67]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Drummond Hook Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jackson (6 AST)  05:01
[DET 69-72]
 
Morris Foul: Personal (2 PF) (L Richardson)  04:47  
Harris Substitution replaced by Johnson  04:47  
  04:42 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:40  
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:28
[DET 71-72]
 
  03:59 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:56 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  03:56
[CLE 74-71]
Thompson Tip Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Morris (4 AST)  03:37
[DET 74-74]
 
  03:12 Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed Block: Drummond (1 BLK) 
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:09  
Johnson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  03:04  
Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:04  
Jackson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  02:53  
  02:45 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:43  
Caldwell-Pope Running Layup Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:40 Team Rebound 
Johnson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (Z Zarba)  02:40  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Blake  02:40  
  02:40 Love Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  02:29 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  02:28  
Drummond Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (3 AST)  02:15
[DET 76-74]
 
  01:52 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:52  
Drummond Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:21 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:21  
Morris Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (L Richardson)  01:15  
Morris Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:15  
  01:15 James Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  00:54.7
[CLE 76-76]
Shumpert Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
  00:37.5 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (3 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  00:35.0 Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:35.0  
Team Rebound  00:35.0  
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:35.0
[DET 77-76]
 
  00:28.4 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:28.4  
  00:28.4 Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:28.4
[DET 78-76]
 
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:28.4  
  00:26.9 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Blake Foul: Personal (2 PF) (Z Zarba)  00:08.3  
  00:01.9 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  00:00.6  
Drummond 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Detroit Pistons (44-39) Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Harris Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  11:38
[DET 80-76]
 
  11:11 Love Turnaround Fadeaway Bank Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  11:09  
Bullock 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Blake (6 AST)  11:04
[DET 83-76]
 
  11:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  11:04 Thompson Substitution replaced by James 
  10:52
[CLE 79-83]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Harris Hook Shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:30 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:06
[CLE 81-83]
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Blake Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  09:46  
Johnson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (L Richardson)  09:32  
  09:23 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:23 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:23
[CLE 83-83]
James Tip Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:23  
Blake Substitution replaced by Drummond  09:23  
Baynes Substitution replaced by Jackson  09:23  
Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:05  
Team Rebound  09:05  
  09:05 Love Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (L Richardson) 
Drummond Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jackson (7 AST)  08:55
[DET 85-83]
 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  08:35  
  08:35 Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:35 Team Rebound 
  08:35
[CLE 84-85]
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Jackson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  08:19  
  08:17 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Bullock Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  08:15  
  08:15
[CLE 85-85]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Caldwell-Pope  08:15  
Bullock Substitution replaced by Morris  08:15  
  08:15
[CLE 86-85]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Harris Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK)  07:52  
  07:50 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:39
[CLE 88-85]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  07:06 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:06  
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:45 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  06:37 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  06:36  
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:29
[DET 88-88]
 
  06:28 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:28 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
  06:11 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jackson (1 ST) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  06:03  
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:01  
Drummond Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:51 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  05:40
[CLE 91-88]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST) 
  05:20 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Smith 
Jackson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Morris (5 AST)  05:16
[DET 90-91]
 
  04:48
[CLE 94-90]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST) 
  04:32 Irving Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:32
[DET 91-94]
 
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:32
[DET 92-94]
 
  04:17 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:16 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:11 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harris (2 ST) 
Harris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK)  04:04  
  04:02 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Caldwell-Pope Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  04:00  
  04:00
[CLE 95-92]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  04:00
[CLE 96-92]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  03:50 James Foul: Personal (2 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  03:38 Love Foul: Personal (2 PF) (L Richardson) 
Jackson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:24 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Jackson Technical (D Stafford)  03:24  
  03:24
[CLE 97-92]
Irving Free Throw Technical (25 PTS) 
  03:12 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:12 Team Rebound 
Drummond Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  02:58  
  02:58 Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:58 Team Rebound 
Drummond Substitution replaced by Baynes  02:58  
  02:58
[CLE 98-92]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:50
[DET 94-98]
 
  02:50 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  02:50
[DET 95-98]
 
  02:35
[CLE 100-95]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:35  
  02:27 James Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:27  
Team Rebound  02:27  
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  02:27
[DET 96-100]
 
  02:03 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:01  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:42 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  01:24
[CLE 102-96]
James Jump Bank Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:00  
  00:36.9 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  00:35.4  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:35.4  
  00:35.4 Love Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Jackson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:24.9 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Jackson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  00:21.0  
  00:21.0
[CLE 103-96]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  00:21.0
[CLE 104-96]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  00:12.8  
  00:11.9 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Morris Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  00:11.5  
  00:11.5 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:11.5 Team Rebound 
  00:11.5
[CLE 105-96]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:11.5  
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST)  00:05.9
[DET 99-105]
 
Caldwell-Pope Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  00:05.5  
  00:05.5 Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:05.5 Team Rebound 
  00:05.5
[CLE 106-99]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:00.0
[DET 101-106]
 
  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
countrychanneltime
usa ABCNational3:00 PM ET
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canada TSN4 national 3:00 PM ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DET
3rd Central
44
38
6-4
26-15
18-23
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DET
2 players 17.8
2 players 9.5
2 players 9.3
2 players 1.5
2 players 1.8
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0
Cavaliers Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.460.461
FT%.748.731
Points104.3103.5
Rebounds44.541.0
Assists22.722.0
Steals6.75.8
Blocks3.92.5
3-Point %.362.413
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Pistons Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.439.478
FT%.668.648
Points102.095.0
Rebounds46.337.8
Assists19.421.8
Steals7.05.2
Blocks3.73.2
3-Point %.345.376
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 4
Cleveland Cavaliers (4-0)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Dellavedova, Matthew72:2713-234-108-100331611110038
Frye, Channing28:361-31-20-00550811203
Irving, Kyrie151:0241-8716-3412-163691955611110
James, LeBron164:5738-784-1911-155313627127133191
Jefferson, Richard66:125-133-90-016739000113
Jones, Dahntay1:130-00-00-00000000000
Jones, James1:130-00-00-00000000000
Love, Kevin143:2025-619-2316-2110384877240475
McRae, Jordan1:132-21-10-00110000005
Mozgov, Timofey13:410-20-00-00001202100
Shumpert, Iman60:324-132-70-03121547210110
Smith, J.R.142:1418-3917-331-221618710310154
Thompson, Tristan113:207-130-01-316622410223415
Detroit Pistons (0-4)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Baynes, Aron43:584-90-02-335824030210
Blake, Steve43:131-51-21-204410705004
Bullock, Reggie21:565-62-30-002232100012
Caldwell-Pope, Kentavious161:0422-5012-275-721517117721161
Dinwiddie, Spencer1:411-10-00-00001000002
Drummond, Andre131:2528-540-111-3412243608146167
Harris, Tobias156:0921-464-1212-13632381211363458
Jackson, Reggie147:0625-553-184-42111337106102257
Johnson, Stanley81:2912-236-102-201616010130032
Meeks, Jodie1:411-10-00-00000000002
Morris, Marcus144:0622-477-1820-23211131017250071
Tolliver, Anthony26:122-40-20-01341000104