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LeBron scores 27, Cavs make 20 3s in Game 2 win over Pistons


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Apr 21 2016 12:32AM

CLEVELAND (AP) J.R. Smith looked down at the postgame box score and couldn't believe his eyes.

"We shot 38 3s?" he asked. "Damn."

Yep, and dropped 20 to sink the Pistons.

LeBron James scored 27 points, Smith made seven of Cleveland's NBA playoff record-tying 20 3-pointers, and the Cavs opened a 2-0 lead in their increasingly testy series with a 107-90 victory over Detroit on Wednesday night.

The top-seeded Cavs put away the up-and-coming Pistons in the third quarter, outscoring them 27-15 to protect home-court advantage. They did it with a flurry of six 3s, including two by Smith.

"I'm open, so I shoot the ball," Smith explained. "It's kind of simple for me."

There was nothing easy about their first two wins and the Cavs, favored to win the Eastern Conference and return to the finals, will have their work cut out when the best-of-seven series resumes on Friday night at Detroit.

The young Pistons aren't backing down and rookie Stanley Johnson had strong words for the Cavs afterward.

"Their whole team talks," said Johnson, who was also upset with James for bumping him at the end of the first quarter. "All those guys on the bench, they're like cheerleaders. Only 7-8 guys are playing, but they're all talking. They might as well be in the stands."

James also took exception to being hit by Marcus Morris' elbow in the fourth quarter. There's a video circulating of James taking issue with it and mouthing a threat.

"There hasn't been one dirty play in the series," James said, downplaying the teams' dislike for each other. "I will make sure my guys understand that we're here to play basketball, everything else is irrelevant. There's a video here, a video there - means absolutely nothing. I took a shot, but I'm OK, I'm still standing tall."

Kyrie Irving added 22 points for Cleveland, which shares the postseason record for 3s with Golden State (2015), Dallas (2011) and Seattle (1996).

Andre Drummond scored 20 for the Pistons, who have lost 10 straight playoff games against Cleveland. Drummond was just 4 of 16 from the line and the Pistons didn't do enough on either end to slow the Cavs.

"I don't care if you're left by yourself, 20 of 38 is pretty good shooting," Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said of Cleveland's 3-point onslaught.

Smith's outside shooting was a welcomed addition for the Cavs, who got 81 points from James, Irving and Kevin Love in Game 1 but can't count on that production from them every time. Smith scored only nine points in the opener, but that didn't deter him from firing away.

The Cavs are counting on Smith, who had a rough postseason last year, when he was suspended in the first round and shot poorly in the NBA Finals.

Cleveland made six 3s in the third when it twisted a five-point deficit into a 14-point lead.

The biggest 3 in the spurt came from James, who after knocking down his shot, raised three fingers on both hands while standing just a few feet away from Van Gundy. It was some payback for James, who had refused to get caught up in a verbal battle between games with Van Gundy. Detroit's talkative coached was fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing what he felt was preferential treatment for James.

James went on a four-minute tear in the second quarter, capping it with a two-handed jam he punctuated by him hanging on the rim and swinging in celebration.

Following his dismount, James screamed as he backpedaled on defense as his teammates erupted on the bench and Cavs fans high-fived throughout Quicken Loans Arena.

He aggressively backed down Johnson several times, and as he passed the 19-year-old, James seemed to deliver an intentional shot with his shoulder.

"I was walking in a straight line," Johnson said. "I didn't bump him, he bumped me. It was a cheap-ass shot, a cheap-ass bump."

TIP-INS

Pistons: Van Gundy opened his availability before the shootaround by joking that he should have been on Sports Illustrated's list of the 50 most fashionable people in sports. "The fact that I wasn't on that list is a travesty," he said. "I'm known for my fashion, am I not? C'mon. I was very disappointed." ... Detroit was one of the most balanced teams during the regular season as its starters all scored in double figures in a league-high 27 games.

Cavaliers: While Van Gundy does his best to "work" the officials, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue doesn't favor the practice. "Never will," he said. "I just don't do it. I played 11 years in my career and I never got a technical foul. I just don't believe in it." ... James moved past Michael Jordan in postseason games played and into a tie with Dennis Johnson for 16th on the career list.


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DET
CLE
     
    • 43.6%

    • 50.0%

    • 23.5%

    • 52.6%

    • 56.2%

    • 50.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DET CLE
Total Rebounds 40 37
Offensive Rebounds 11 6
Turnovers 12 12
Fast Break Pts: 11 13
Biggest Lead: 10 19
Points in the Paint: 48 30
DET CLE
p Drummond   20 James   27
rb 2 players   8 Love   10
a Jackson   6 Dellavedova   9
s Jackson   3 James   3
b 4 players   1 Frye   1
 
  • 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 32:52 3-11 0-1 7-8 +2 3 5 8 4 5 0 1 1 0 13
M. Morris F 34:06 2-10 1-5 6-6 +3 1 6 7 2 5 1 2 0 0 11
A. Drummond C 36:24 8-13 0-0 4-16 -4 5 2 7 0 2 1 3 1 0 20
K. Caldwell-Pope G 37:12 5-12 2-6 1-2 -8 0 8 8 2 2 1 1 1 0 13
R. Jackson G 36:48 7-14 0-0 0-0 +6 2 2 4 6 3 3 1 1 0 14
S. Johnson   21:41 4-7 1-2 0-0 -20 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 9
S. Blake   09:31 0-2 0-1 0-0 -20 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
A. Baynes   06:25 1-3 0-0 0-0 -9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
R. Bullock   12:18 2-3 0-1 0-0 -14 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
A. Tolliver   09:21 0-1 0-1 0-0 -15 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Meeks   01:41 1-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
S. Dinwiddie   01:41 1-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. Anthony DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-78 4-17 18-32   11 29 40 19 18 7 12 4 1 90
  43.6% 23.5% 56.2%   team rebs: 17 total to: 13
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 39:44 12-18 2-4 1-3 +10 1 5 6 3 3 3 5 0 0 27
K. Love F 31:43 5-14 3-7 3-6 -1 1 9 10 2 2 0 1 0 2 16
T. Thompson C 13:23 0-0 0-0 0-0 +4 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Smith G 34:25 7-13 7-11 0-0 -4 0 5 5 1 4 0 1 0 1 21
K. Irving G 33:42 8-18 4-7 2-3 -1 1 0 1 4 0 2 1 0 1 22
T. Mozgov   09:07 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
I. Shumpert   17:50 1-4 0-2 0-0 +2 1 5 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 2
R. Jefferson   23:24 1-3 1-3 0-0 +25 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
M. Dellavedova   22:01 3-5 1-1 1-2 +25 0 1 1 9 3 1 1 0 0 8
C. Frye   11:02 1-2 1-2 0-0 +18 0 4 4 0 4 0 1 1 0 3
J. McRae   01:13 2-2 1-1 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
D. Jones   01:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Jones   01:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 40-80 20-38 7-14   6 31 37 23 24 7 12 1 4 107
  50.0% 52.6% 50.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 13

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Pistons: Morris
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #5 Kane Fitzgerald, #45 Brian Forte
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:36
Detroit Pistons (44-39) Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Thompson vs Drummond (Harris gains possession)
Drummond Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:37
[DET 2-0]
 
Drummond Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer)  11:27  
  11:17 James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:16  
  11:12 Thompson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:02 Team Rebound 
  10:43 Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:40  
Jackson Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
Team Rebound  10:33  
Caldwell-Pope Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST)  10:25
[DET 4-0]
 
  10:01
[CLE 2-4]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:34 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:34  
  09:25 Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald) 
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:25  
Team Rebound  09:25  
  09:25 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:25
[DET 5-2]
 
  09:07 Mozgov Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:06 Team Rebound 
  08:55 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:55  
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST)  08:37
[DET 8-2]
 
  08:22
[CLE 4-8]
Love Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST)  07:59
[DET 11-4]
 
  07:45
[CLE 7-11]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Jackson Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:30
[DET 13-7]
 
Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Forte)  07:24  
  07:13 Love Hook Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:11  
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:01 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:54 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Drummond (1 ST) 
Morris Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:47  
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:46  
Harris Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:46
[DET 15-7]
 
  06:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:33 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:33  
  06:22 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:22
[DET 16-7]
 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:22
[DET 17-7]
 
  06:14
[CLE 10-17]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:53 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:40
[CLE 13-17]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST) 
Caldwell-Pope Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:27  
Team Rebound  05:27  
Harris Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:12 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:08 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:06  
Morris Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:52  
  04:52 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer)  04:47  
Morris Substitution replaced by Johnson  04:47  
  04:42 Mozgov Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (K Mauer) 
  04:42 Mozgov Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Harris Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (K Mauer)  04:31  
Harris Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:31  
Harris Substitution replaced by Morris  04:31  
  04:15
[CLE 15-17]
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  04:02  
Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:02  
  04:02 Love Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Mauer) 
  04:02 Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Johnson Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:40
[DET 19-15]
 
Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Fitzgerald)  03:20  
  03:11 Mozgov Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:02
[DET 21-15]
 
  02:36
[CLE 17-21]
James Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Drummond Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jackson (2 AST)  02:23
[DET 23-17]
 
  02:02 Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:00  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (1 AST)  01:53
[DET 26-17]
 
  01:53 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:53  
  01:53 James Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Jackson Substitution replaced by Blake  01:53  
  01:31 Irving Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:30  
Drummond Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST)  01:19  
  01:12
[CLE 20-26]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
  01:03 Jefferson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald) 
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:03  
Team Rebound  01:03  
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:03  
Team Rebound  01:02  
Blake Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:54.8  
  00:41.7
[CLE 23-26]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
  00:37.0 Jefferson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald) 
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:37.0  
Team Rebound  00:37.0  
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:37.0  
Team Rebound  00:35.0  
Drummond Substitution replaced by Baynes  00:35.0  
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
Team Rebound  00:31.6  
  00:18.1 Shumpert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:18.1
[DET 27-23]
 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Bullock  00:18.1  
  00:18.1 Mozgov Substitution replaced by James 
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:18.1
[DET 28-23]
 
  00:01.0 James Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  00:00.2 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
End of 1st Quarter
Detroit Pistons (44-39) Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[CLE 25-28]
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:19 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:06
[CLE 28-28]
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:59  
  10:46 Frye Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer) 
Bullock Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (1 AST)  10:34
[DET 30-28]
 
  10:12
[CLE 30-30]
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:55 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:40 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:39  
Baynes Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:29 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:14
[CLE 32-30]
James Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST)  08:55  
  08:50 James Driving Bank shot: Missed 
Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:48  
Baynes Hook Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK)  08:38  
  08:35 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:31
[CLE 34-30]
James Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  08:25  
Blake Substitution replaced by Harris  08:25  
Baynes Substitution replaced by Drummond  08:25  
Tolliver Substitution replaced by Jackson  08:25  
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:17 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:55 Dellavedova Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  07:53 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:53 Shumpert Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:51  
  07:45 Frye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:45  
Team Rebound  07:45  
  07:45 Frye Substitution replaced by Love 
  07:45 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith 
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:45  
  07:43 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:29
[CLE 36-30]
James Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST) 
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:06
[DET 32-36]
 
  06:48
[CLE 39-32]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:33
[DET 34-39]
 
  06:21 Dellavedova Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Morris  06:21  
Bullock Substitution replaced by Caldwell-Pope  06:21  
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:08
[DET 36-39]
 
  05:53
[CLE 42-36]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:46  
  05:46 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
Drummond Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jackson (3 AST)  05:36
[DET 38-42]
 
  05:17 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jackson (1 ST) 
  05:17 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer) 
  05:17 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  05:02 Shumpert Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Fitzgerald) 
Drummond Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jackson (4 AST)  04:49
[DET 40-42]
 
  04:40 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:39  
Caldwell-Pope Running Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jackson (5 AST)  04:34
[DET 42-42]
 
  04:13 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:12  
Drummond Cutting Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (2 AST)  03:56
[DET 44-42]
 
  03:31
[CLE 45-44]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
  03:16 James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Morris Technical (K Fitzgerald)  03:16  
  03:16 Irving Free Throw Technical Missed 
Team Rebound  03:16  
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:16
[DET 45-45]
 
  03:16 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:16
[DET 46-45]
 
  03:04 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:04  
  02:51 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald) 
  02:51  
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:51
[DET 47-45]
 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:38
[CLE 47-47]
James Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
  02:35 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:35
[DET 48-47]
 
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:35
[DET 49-47]
 
  02:22 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:22  
Jackson Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:13
[DET 51-47]
 
  01:51
[CLE 50-51]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Drummond Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST)  01:37
[DET 53-50]
 
  01:16 Love Substitution replaced by Frye 
  01:16 Smith Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Harris Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:16  
  01:09
[CLE 53-53]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Drummond Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  00:43.9  
Caldwell-Pope Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (K Mauer)  00:39.4  
  00:29.9 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:29.7 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:28.8
[CLE 55-53]
James Putback Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  00:25.7 Frye Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:25.7  
Team Rebound  00:25.7  
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:25.7  
  00:20.9 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:18.9 Frye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jackson (2 ST) 
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:13.9  
Drummond Tip Layup Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:11.9  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Detroit Pistons (44-39) Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:39  
Jackson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  11:33
[DET 55-55]
 
  11:13 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  11:11  
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Morris (2 AST)  11:00
[DET 58-55]
 
  10:41 Love Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:39  
Drummond Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  10:24
[DET 60-55]
 
  10:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:12 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:11  
Drummond Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:06 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Jackson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Forte)  10:02  
  09:44 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:44  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:35 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Jackson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Mauer)  09:26  
  09:12
[CLE 57-60]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:46  
  08:32 James Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (B Forte) 
  08:32 James Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Drummond Jump Shot: Missed  08:13  
Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  08:12  
Drummond Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  08:10  
  08:02
[CLE 60-60]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Morris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  07:42  
  07:35 James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jackson (3 ST) 
  07:31 Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:31
[DET 61-60]
 
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:31
[DET 62-60]
 
Drummond Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Fitzgerald)  07:24  
  07:15 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:14  
Morris Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (B Forte)  07:07  
Morris Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:07  
  06:49
[CLE 63-62]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:37 Team Rebound 
  06:19
[CLE 66-62]
James 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  05:58  
  05:57 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:43 Irving Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (1 BLK) 
Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  05:42  
Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:33 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Caldwell-Pope Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  05:13  
  05:13
[CLE 67-62]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  05:13
[CLE 68-62]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Morris Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:53 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:47
[CLE 71-62]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:47  
Morris Substitution replaced by Johnson  04:47  
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST)  04:34
[DET 64-71]
 
  04:06
[CLE 73-64]
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (3 ST)  03:53  
  03:50 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (1 ST) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:25
[CLE 76-64]
James 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Bank Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:03
[DET 66-76]
 
  02:42 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:42 Team Rebound 
  02:42 James Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  02:42 Team Turnover : 5 Sec Inbound Turnover 
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jackson (6 AST)  02:25
[DET 68-76]
 
  01:58 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:57 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Harris Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  01:48  
  01:48 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:48 Team Rebound 
Jackson Substitution replaced by Blake  01:48  
  01:48
[CLE 77-68]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Caldwell-Pope Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:35  
  01:12 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Drummond (1 BLK) 
  01:12 Team Rebound 
  01:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:12 Thompson Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Drummond Substitution replaced by Bullock  01:12  
  01:08
[CLE 79-68]
Love Cutting Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (6 AST) 
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Irving (2 ST)  00:56.9  
  00:52.7
[CLE 82-68]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Harris Layup Shot: Missed  00:36.8  
Harris Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:34.9  
Harris Tip Layup Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:33.9 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:26.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:26.9  
Blake Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.8  
  00:02.9 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:00.0 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Caldwell-Pope (1 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Detroit Pistons (44-39) Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Johnson Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  11:59  
  11:48
[CLE 84-68]
Dellavedova Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Johnson Driving Bank shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:25 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:05 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:05  
Baynes Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST)  10:52
[DET 70-84]
 
  10:36
[CLE 86-70]
Dellavedova Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:29  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Morris  10:29  
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:16 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:11
[CLE 88-70]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Morris Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (K Fitzgerald)  10:11  
  10:11 James Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Baynes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:10  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  09:48  
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:47  
  09:45 Frye Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Fitzgerald) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:45
[DET 71-88]
 
Baynes Substitution replaced by Drummond  09:45  
Blake Substitution replaced by Jackson  09:45  
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:45
[DET 72-88]
 
  09:29
[CLE 91-72]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (7 AST) 
Caldwell-Pope Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:09
[DET 74-91]
 
  08:37 James Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (5 TO) 
  08:27 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Fitzgerald) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:13 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:03 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:03  
  07:55 Jefferson Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:55  
Team Rebound  07:55  
Tolliver Substitution replaced by Harris  07:55  
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:44
[CLE 93-74]
Shumpert Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:44  
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  07:30  
  07:29 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:15 Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:13  
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed  06:54  
Harris Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:54  
Harris Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:46
[DET 76-93]
 
Jackson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  06:29  
  06:29 Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:29 Team Rebound 
  06:29 Frye Substitution replaced by Love 
  06:29
[CLE 94-76]
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Jackson Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:10 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:58 Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:57  
  05:52 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:52  
Team Rebound  05:52  
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:52
[DET 77-94]
 
  05:35 James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:32  
Caldwell-Pope Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
Drummond Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  05:21  
Drummond Tip Layup Shot: Missed  05:21  
Drummond Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  05:20  
Drummond Tip Layup Shot: Missed  05:20  
Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:18  
Jackson Tip Layup Shot: Missed  05:18  
  05:16 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Harris Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  05:09  
  05:09 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:09 Team Rebound 
Caldwell-Pope Substitution replaced by Bullock  05:09  
  05:09 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Smith 
  05:09 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
  05:09
[CLE 95-77]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Morris Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:57
[DET 79-95]
 
Morris Foul: Personal (4 PF) (B Forte)  04:45  
  04:34 Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bullock (1 ST) 
  04:28 James Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:28
[DET 80-95]
 
  04:28 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:28  
  04:28 Team Rebound 
Drummond Violation:Lane (K Mauer)  04:28  
  04:06
[CLE 98-80]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:59  
  03:59 James Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Drummond Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:59  
  03:53 Smith Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:53
[DET 81-98]
 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:53
[DET 82-98]
 
Harris Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  03:38  
  03:38
[CLE 99-82]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:38
[CLE 100-82]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Harris Jump Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:21 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  03:06 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harris (1 BLK) 
  03:04 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  03:02 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST) 
Bullock Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harris (4 AST)  02:57
[DET 84-100]
 
  02:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:36 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:36 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:34 Irving Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Bullock Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:33  
Johnson Driving Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bullock (1 AST)  02:22
[DET 86-100]
 
Morris Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  02:11  
  02:11 Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:11 Team Rebound 
  02:11 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bullock Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:10  
Bullock 3pt Shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:53 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  01:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harris Substitution replaced by Meeks  01:41  
Morris Substitution replaced by Tolliver  01:41  
Jackson Substitution replaced by Dinwiddie  01:41  
  01:36
[CLE 102-86]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Dinwiddie Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bullock (2 AST)  01:13
[DET 88-102]
 
  01:13 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:13 Love Substitution replaced by McRae 
  01:13 Smith Substitution replaced by Jones 
  01:13 Irving Substitution replaced by Jones 
  01:03
[CLE 104-88]
McRae Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (9 AST) 
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:50.9 McRae Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:26.9
[CLE 107-88]
McRae 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Meeks Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dinwiddie (1 AST)  00:11.5
[DET 90-107]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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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