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Cavs hold off Pistons 101-91, take 3-0 lead in series


By NOAH TRISTER
Posted Apr 22 2016 11:51PM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) In their second postseason together, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love might finally be hitting their stride as a group.

At the very least, Cleveland's trio of stars looks awfully comfortable, and the Cavaliers are closing in on a first-round sweep.

James had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Irving made a pair of big 3-pointers down the stretch to help the Cavs beat the Detroit Pistons 101-91 on Friday night. Cleveland now leads the series 3-0, with Game 4 coming up Sunday night.

Love scored 20 points of his own for the Cavs, and so far this feels like a far cry from last year's playoffs, when injuries to Irving and Love forced James to carry Cleveland in its NBA Finals loss to Golden State.

"I think right now we're in a great flow as far as us three," James said. "When we're on the floor we understand what we want individually and as a team. Guys are picking their spots."

Irving scored 26 points for Cleveland, which overcame a gritty effort by the Pistons in Detroit's first home playoff game since 2009. Andre Drummond scored 17 points for the Pistons, but Detroit fell behind toward the end of the third quarter, and a late rally came up short.

The Pistons have now lost 11 straight playoff games against Cleveland, and they've lost nine in a row overall in the postseason.

Down by nine in the fourth, Detroit went on an 8-0 run, forcing the Cavs to call a timeout. Irving responded with a 3-pointer, and J.R. Smith added one of his own to make it 95-90. Irving made it an eight-point game with a 3-pointer in the final minute.

Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy was exasperated by the fact that Cleveland outrebounded his team 46-32.

"Rebounding's been one of our strengths all year. It's been terrible in this series," Van Gundy said.

Love had 12 rebounds and Tristan Thompson had 10, including eight at the offensive end. The Cavs also had three players score at least 20 points - the third time that's happened in this series.

A raucous, towel-waving crowd tried to give Detroit a boost. Pistons fans booed James early and often, although the Cleveland star threw down a two-handed dunk on his team's first offensive possession.

Detroit rookie Stanley Johnson, who seemed eager to get into a verbal battle with James and the Cavs after Game 2, scored nine points in a fearless first half Friday, but James had the final word before halftime, making a jumper with less than a second left in the second quarter to give Cleveland a 54-53 lead.

Cleveland methodically built a 79-73 lead after three quarters, and after a three-point play and a 3-pointer by James early in the fourth, the Cavs were up by nine. It was 87-86 after Detroit's run, but the 3s by Irving and Smith helped Cleveland hold on.

With 1:34 remaining, the public address announcer at the Palace announced the results of a replay review with his popular "Deeeeeeeeeetroit Basketball" call, but it turned out he was mistaken and had to correct himself. Officials were giving the ball to the Cavs.

Detroit's chances were all but extinguished when Irving sank a 3-pointer from the right corner with 43 seconds remaining, and James ran back to midcourt for a celebratory chest bump.

LONG DISTANCE

Cleveland went 20 of 38 from 3-point range in Game 2. The Cavs were 12 of 29 on Friday, and some of their biggest shots were from beyond the arc.

"With Drummond in the paint, he's a great shot blocker," Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said. "So when our guards get down in the paint, he's in there waiting on them so they kick it out to the 3-point shot. We've been doing a great job the last two games of stepping in and knocking those shots down."

FREE THROW WOES

Drummond went 1 of 6 on free throws, and Van Gundy took him out with 6:02 remaining to prevent Cleveland from intentionally fouling him. Even in the last 2 minutes - when those intentional off-the-ball fouls are illegal - Van Gundy kept Drummond on the bench.

"You can't do anything with him. You can't run to set a screen. You can't do anything," Van Gundy said. "You've just got opportunities to foul him. Now, would they have? I don't know, but I gave him one possession. We're behind. You can't go down and play for zero points."

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Mo Williams (sore left knee) did not play. ... The Cavs' playoff winning streak over Detroit is tied for the second longest in league history. The Lakers beat Denver 11 consecutive times in the playoffs from 1985-2009, and they beat Seattle 12 straight from 1980-89.

Pistons: Reggie Bullock (left leg) missed the game. ... Detroit hasn't won a playoff game since Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals in 2008 against Boston.

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CLE
DET
     
    • 48.8%

    • 48.6%

    • 41.4%

    • 26.1%

    • 73.3%

    • 68.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE DET
Total Rebounds 46 32
Offensive Rebounds 12 5
Turnovers 10 7
Fast Break Pts: 6 9
Biggest Lead: 10 6
Points in the Paint: 32 42
CLE DET
p Irving   26 Caldwell-Pope   18
rb James   13 2 players   7
a James   7 Jackson   12
s 3 players   1 Caldwell-Pope   4
b Thompson   2 Drummond   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
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 42:55 8-24 1-6 3-5 +17 1 12 13 7 2 0 5 1 1 20
K. Love F 38:42 7-10 1-3 5-6 +8 2 10 12 2 0 0 1 0 0 20
T. Thompson C 31:13 4-7 0-0 0-1 +5 8 2 10 1 3 1 1 2 2 8
J. Smith G 37:01 3-9 3-8 0-0 +15 1 8 9 3 3 1 0 0 0 9
K. Irving G 39:23 11-20 3-6 1-1 +9 0 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 26
I. Shumpert   11:39 2-5 2-3 0-0 0 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 6
R. Jefferson   14:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. Frye   08:37 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
M. Dellavedova   16:17 4-5 2-3 2-2 -1 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 12
D. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Mozgov DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-80 12-29 11-15   12 34 46 24 17 3 10 4 3 101
  48.8% 41.4% 73.3%   team rebs: 5 total to: 10
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 42:08 6-10 1-3 0-0 -9 0 7 7 4 5 1 1 1 1 13
M. Morris F 39:11 5-11 0-2 6-6 -7 0 3 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 16
A. Drummond C 27:11 8-14 0-0 1-6 0 3 4 7 0 1 0 0 2 1 17
K. Caldwell-Pope G 42:42 7-14 3-8 1-1 -10 0 3 3 1 1 4 1 0 1 18
R. Jackson G 39:11 5-16 1-8 2-2 -6 0 4 4 12 2 2 1 0 1 13
A. Tolliver   11:10 1-2 0-1 0-0 -1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
S. Blake   08:49 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
A. Baynes   15:52 1-2 0-0 1-2 -16 2 2 4 1 2 0 3 0 0 3
S. Johnson   13:46 3-4 1-1 2-2 +3 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 9
J. Anthony DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Dinwiddie DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Hilliard DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Meeks DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-74 6-23 13-19   5 27 32 22 19 7 7 3 4 91
  48.6% 26.1% 68.4%   team rebs: 6 total to: 8

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Kaun, McRae
  • Pistons: Brown, Bullock

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Pistons: Drummond

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 19
  • Times Tied: 13

arena stats

  • Arena: Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #38 Michael Smith, #23 Jason Phillips
  • Attendance: 21584
  • Duration: 2:27
Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25) Detroit Pistons (44-39)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Drummond vs Thompson (Harris gains possession)
  11:41
[DET 2-0]
Drummond Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  11:19
[CLE 2-2]
 
  11:04 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:02  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:53 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:34 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:34  
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (1 ST)  10:23  
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips)  10:15  
  10:15
[DET 3-2]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:15
[DET 4-2]
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:42 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:41  
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:16 Team Rebound 
  09:00 Drummond Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:58  
  08:53 Jackson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  08:37
[CLE 4-4]
 
  08:22
[DET 6-4]
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:03
[CLE 6-6]
 
  07:37 Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:36  
Irving Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  07:31
[CLE 8-6]
 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith)  07:15  
  07:15
[DET 7-8]
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:15
[DET 8-8]
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:59  
  06:58 Harris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:58  
Team Rebound  06:58  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:58
[CLE 9-8]
 
  06:40
[DET 10-9]
Morris Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:19
[CLE 11-10]
 
  05:57
[DET 13-11]
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (1 AST) 
Irving Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:37
[CLE 13-13]
 
  05:26
[DET 15-13]
Caldwell-Pope Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jackson (1 ST)  05:05  
  05:01
[DET 17-13]
Caldwell-Pope Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jackson (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:01  
James Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:44 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:36
[DET 19-13]
Jackson Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  04:21 Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  04:08  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:08  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Drummond (1 BLK)  04:02  
  04:01 Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:54 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:54  
James Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:44
[CLE 15-19]
 
  03:19 Drummond Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:17  
James Layup Shot: Missed  03:07  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:07  
Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:04
[CLE 17-19]
 
  02:48
[DET 21-17]
Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jackson (3 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  02:27
[CLE 20-21]
 
  02:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
James Substitution replaced by Shumpert  02:21  
  02:21 Harris Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  02:21 Jackson Substitution replaced by Blake 
  02:08
[DET 23-20]
Drummond Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  01:46 Drummond Substitution replaced by Baynes 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Jefferson  01:46  
Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST)  01:37
[CLE 22-23]
 
  01:22
[DET 25-22]
Morris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  01:07 Blake Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:07
[CLE 23-25]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:07
[CLE 24-25]
 
Jefferson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen)  00:55.9  
  00:45.2 Morris Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:45.2 Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:44.9
[DET 27-24]
Baynes Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Shumpert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (2 ST)  00:30.9  
  00:27.1 Caldwell-Pope Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:01.4 Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25) Detroit Pistons (44-39)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Blake Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Phillips) 
Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed  11:35  
  11:35 Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:09 Blake Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:08  
Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed  11:00  
  11:00 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:58 Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  10:51
[CLE 27-27]
 
  10:24
[DET 29-27]
Tolliver Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  09:53
[CLE 30-29]
 
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith)  09:36  
  09:36
[DET 30-30]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:36 Baynes Substitution replaced by Drummond 
  09:36
[DET 31-30]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  09:15 Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Smith) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  09:06
[CLE 33-31]
 
Frye Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Smith)  08:51  
  08:51  
  08:51 Blake Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  08:45
[DET 33-33]
Johnson Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:24
[CLE 35-33]
 
  08:12 Drummond Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK) 
  08:11 Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:10
[DET 35-35]
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:46 Team Rebound 
  07:21
[DET 38-35]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jackson (4 AST) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:49 Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:49  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jackson (2 ST)  06:46  
Jefferson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M McCutchen)  06:42  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:42  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Love  06:42  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Irving  06:42  
Frye Substitution replaced by Smith  06:42  
  06:42 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Morris 
  06:42 Johnson Substitution replaced by Caldwell-Pope 
  06:36
[DET 40-35]
Drummond Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jackson (5 AST) 
Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Phillips)  06:36  
  06:36 Drummond Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:36  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:14
[CLE 38-40]
 
  05:48 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:48  
  05:37 Jackson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Phillips) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  05:24
[CLE 41-40]
 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith)  05:19  
  05:19
[DET 41-41]
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  05:19 Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:16  
  05:08 Drummond Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  05:08 Drummond Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  04:54
[CLE 43-41]
 
  04:31
[DET 44-43]
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  04:12 Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:12
[CLE 44-44]
 
James Substitution replaced by Jefferson  04:12  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:12
[CLE 45-44]
 
  04:00
[DET 46-45]
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  03:41  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:40  
Love Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  03:22
[CLE 47-46]
 
  02:59
[DET 49-47]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:32
[DET 51-47]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harris (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:32  
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Thompson  02:32  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by James  02:32  
  02:32 Johnson Substitution replaced by Baynes 
Thompson Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO)  02:16  
  02:05 Baynes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
James Layup Shot: Missed  01:46  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:46  
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:35
[CLE 49-51]
 
  01:24 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:23 Baynes Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:22 Baynes Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  01:11  
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  01:10  
James Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  01:03
[CLE 51-51]
 
  00:44.9 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:43.9  
  00:32.5 Baynes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:32.5  
Team Rebound  00:32.5  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:32.5
[CLE 52-51]
 
  00:15.3
[DET 53-52]
Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Baynes (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:00.3
[CLE 54-53]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25) Detroit Pistons (44-39)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:45 Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:31 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:30  
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  11:14  
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  11:12  
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:00 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:49 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:49 Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:33 Caldwell-Pope Running Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  10:31  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  10:18
[CLE 56-53]
 
  09:50 Harris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK) 
  09:50 Team Rebound 
  09:50 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:36 Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:16 Drummond Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:16  
James Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:05 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen)  08:58  
  08:58 Drummond Technical (M McCutchen) 
Irving Free Throw Technical (16 PTS)  08:58
[CLE 57-53]
 
  08:44 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:44  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:25
[DET 55-57]
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (J Phillips)  08:25  
  08:25 Drummond Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:25  
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:04
[CLE 59-55]
 
  07:41
[DET 58-59]
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Morris (2 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  07:18  
Thompson Rebound (Off:6 Def:2)  07:18  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Drummond (2 BLK)  07:13  
  07:11 Drummond Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:05 Harris Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:05 Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:02
[DET 60-59]
Drummond Tip Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:35 Jackson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  06:35 Team Rebound 
  06:17
[DET 62-59]
Jackson Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:17  
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harris (1 BLK)  05:55  
Team Rebound  05:55  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  05:49
[CLE 61-62]
 
  05:29 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:29  
Love Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST)  05:12
[CLE 63-62]
 
  04:59 Drummond Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  04:57  
Irving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  04:53
[CLE 65-62]
 
  04:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  04:37  
  04:37
[DET 63-65]
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  04:37
[DET 64-65]
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:21 Harris Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:11 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:56 Drummond Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:55  
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  03:50  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  03:49  
James Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:47
[CLE 67-64]
 
  03:26
[DET 67-67]
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jackson (6 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  03:01
[CLE 70-67]
 
  02:41
[DET 69-70]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Morris (3 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  02:25
[CLE 73-69]
 
  02:09 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:08  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  01:57  
Thompson Rebound (Off:7 Def:2)  01:57  
Thompson Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:53
[CLE 75-69]
 
  01:42
[DET 71-75]
Drummond Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Jackson (7 AST) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (3 ST)  01:23  
  01:11 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:11  
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST)  01:04
[CLE 77-71]
 
  01:04 Harris Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (J Phillips) 
James Substitution replaced by Jefferson  01:04  
  01:04 Harris Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  01:04 Morris Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  01:04 Drummond Substitution replaced by Baynes 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Baynes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:44.4
[DET 73-77]
Jackson Step Back Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:25.8
[CLE 79-73]
 
  00:02.9 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:02.7  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25) Detroit Pistons (44-39)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
James Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  11:29
[CLE 81-73]
 
  11:29 Johnson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (M Smith) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  11:29
[CLE 82-73]
 
  11:20
[DET 75-82]
Caldwell-Pope Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST) 
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M Smith)  11:20  
  11:20
[DET 76-82]
Caldwell-Pope Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST)  11:00
[CLE 85-76]
 
  10:41 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  10:40  
James Jump Shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:14 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:58 Baynes Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  09:58 Baynes Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:33 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Smith)  09:33  
  09:33 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Harris 
  09:33 Baynes Substitution replaced by Morris 
  09:19
[DET 78-85]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:52 Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:42 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:41  
  08:41 Morris Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  08:41  
  08:41 Blake Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Love  08:41  
Frye Substitution replaced by Irving  08:41  
Dellavedova Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  08:16
[CLE 87-78]
 
  08:00
[DET 80-87]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jackson (8 AST) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST)  07:37  
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M McCutchen)  07:35  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Thompson  07:35  
  07:35 Johnson Substitution replaced by Drummond 
  07:22
[DET 82-87]
Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Jackson (9 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  06:48  
  06:48
[DET 83-87]
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  06:48
[DET 84-87]
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:30 Drummond Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:19
[DET 86-87]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jackson (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:19  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Smith  06:19  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  06:05
[CLE 90-86]
 
Thompson Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith)  06:04  
  06:04 Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:04 Team Rebound 
  06:04 Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  06:02  
  06:02 Caldwell-Pope Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Phillips) 
  06:02 Drummond Substitution replaced by Baynes 
Irving Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:45  
  05:30 Morris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  05:08  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  05:07  
Love Tip Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  05:05
[CLE 92-86]
 
  04:52 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:52  
James Jump Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:27 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:20
[DET 88-92]
Harris Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jackson (11 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  04:01  
  04:00 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:56
[DET 90-92]
Caldwell-Pope Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Jackson (12 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  03:30
[CLE 95-90]
 
  03:09 Baynes Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:09  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  02:48  
  02:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:33 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  02:33  
James Layup Shot: Missed  02:11  
Thompson Rebound (Off:8 Def:2)  02:10  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:43 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:34 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:34  
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (4 ST)  01:14  
  01:08 Jackson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:08  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  01:08  
  01:08 Baynes Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Team Timeout : Short  00:45.1  
  00:45.1 Johnson Substitution replaced by Baynes 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (5 AST)  00:43.0
[CLE 98-90]
 
  00:43.0 Team Timeout : Short 
Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:43.0  
  00:36.9 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  00:36.6  
  00:36.6 Morris Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Smith) 
  00:33.5 Harris Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips) 
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:33.5
[CLE 99-90]
 
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:33.5
[CLE 100-90]
 
  00:33.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:22.9 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:22.9 Team Rebound 
James Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips)  00:22.9  
  00:22.9
[DET 91-100]
Baynes Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Love  00:22.9  
  00:22.9 Baynes Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  00:21.9  
  00:21.0 Harris Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:21.0
[CLE 101-91]
 
Love Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:21.0  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:21.0  
  00:20.4 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:20.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:12.9 Jackson Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:11.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
DET
3rd Central
44
38
6-4
26-15
18-23
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0
DET
2 players 17.8
2 players 9.5
2 players 9.3
2 players 1.5
2 players 1.8
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