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Irving scores 31, Cavs sweep Pistons with 100-98 win


By NOAH TRISTER
Posted Apr 25 2016 1:11AM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Kyrie Irving made big shots, defended tenaciously and then waved goodbye to the Detroit fans.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are moving on to the second round - and they're looking like a pretty complete team.

Irving scored 20 of his 31 points in the second half, and the Cavs finished off a four-game sweep of the Pistons, holding on for a 100-98 victory on Sunday night. Irving scored 110 points in the series, easily the most on the team.

"For our team, it doesn't matter who is the leading scorer or anything. We just want to get wins," LeBron James said. "But the fact that he was in such a great groove, just throughout this whole series, we rode his coattails, we rode (Kevin Love), and I was able to focus on some other things, especially my rebounding, get guys involved - defensively, just try to lock in on my individual matchup."

James had 22 points, but it was Irving who made the biggest shots all night. His midcourt buzzer beater put the Cavs up 81-78 after the third quarter, and with Cleveland clinging to a one-point lead in the final minute, he sank a 3-pointer from the right wing with 42 seconds remaining and then walked over to the bench, calm as could be.

The Pistons still had a chance at the end, but with Irving hounding him, Reggie Jackson's wild shot at the buzzer was off the mark. Irving then started waving goodbye to the fans at the Palace.

Cleveland advances to play either Atlanta or Boston. The Cavs appear to be in better shape than they were in last year's playoffs, when Irving and Love were both injured by the time Golden State took the title by beating Cleveland in the NBA Finals.

Irving fractured his kneecap against the Warriors and needed surgery and months of rehab before coming back.

"I knew that the preparation was for the postseason," Irving said. "I knew that during the regular season, there was going to be peaks and valleys, and I really just had to come to grips with it."

Marcus Morris led Detroit with 24 points, but the Pistons lost to Cleveland for the 12th straight game in the postseason, equaling an NBA record. Detroit has also lost 10 straight playoff games overall. Its most recent postseason appearance before this one was in 2009, and the Pistons were swept by Cleveland in the first round that year, too.

Cleveland shot 43 percent from 3-point range in the first three games of this series. The Cavs weren't as sharp Sunday, but they kept putting shots up from long distance, going 13 of 36. J.R. Smith was 5 of 7, including a heave from well behind the line that beat the shot clock buzzer and gave Cleveland a 95-86 lead.

Detroit made one more run, playing a smaller lineup toward the end and earning a chance to win it or force overtime. Jackson missed a 3-pointer from near the top of the key, and although he pleaded for a foul, his team's season was over.

"I just think refs need to have some type of system in line ... fines, suspensions, being fired. Same thing happens to us," Jackson said. "Make bad plays or questionable, you're not really being productive to the sport. Things should have consequences, just like the players."

The Los Angeles Lakers beat Seattle 12 straight times in the playoffs from 1980-89. Cleveland has tied that mark with its streak against the Pistons.

FROM MIDCOURT

Irving scored 10 quick points in a flurry early in the third quarter. The Pistons trailed by 11 but rallied to tie it before Irving made his shot from halfcourt. It was not the first time a shot like that went in against Detroit this season.

"I don't know what we gave up, maybe a half a dozen?" Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. "That's one thing, training camp, we're going to have to work on - guarding the halfcourt shot. Matt Barnes beat us with one. We had a bunch of others."

TEAMING UP

Cleveland dominated its rivalry with Detroit this week, with the Indians finishing up a three-game sweep of the Tigers earlier Sunday. The Cavaliers' Twitter account acknowledged that before Sunday night's basketball game with the following message: "Hey (at)Indians, can we borrow that broom when you're done with it?"

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Mo Williams (sore left knee) did not play.

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. ... Tobias Harris scored 23 points, and Andre Drummond had 17 points and 11 rebounds.

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CLE
DET
     
    • 41.9%

    • 48.7%

    • 36.1%

    • 41.7%

    • 88.2%

    • 66.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE DET
Total Rebounds 41 42
Offensive Rebounds 10 7
Turnovers 5 9
Fast Break Pts: 12 4
Biggest Lead: 11 9
Points in the Paint: 34 42
CLE DET
p Irving   31 Morris   24
rb Love   13 Harris   13
a James   6 Jackson   12
s James   2 Caldwell-Pope   2
b Thompson   1 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 41:27 9-19 1-6 3-3 +5 2 9 11 6 4 2 2 0 0 22
K. Love F 34:36 3-15 1-5 4-4 -2 4 9 13 2 3 1 0 0 0 11
T. Thompson C 38:22 2-5 0-0 1-2 0 3 2 5 0 3 1 1 1 2 5
J. Smith G 35:23 5-8 5-7 0-0 +1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 15
K. Irving G 40:25 12-25 4-11 3-4 -2 0 3 3 5 2 1 2 0 0 31
R. Jefferson   16:36 2-6 1-4 0-0 +5 0 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 5
I. Shumpert   09:24 0-2 0-1 0-0 +2 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
C. Frye   08:57 0-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
M. Dellavedova   14:50 3-5 1-2 4-4 -1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 11
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 36-86 13-36 15-17   10 31 41 16 22 6 5 1 4 100
  41.9% 36.1% 88.2%   team rebs: 6 total to: 6
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 41:17 8-14 2-4 5-5 +6 2 11 13 2 0 0 1 0 0 23
M. Morris F 31:08 9-12 3-4 3-5 -13 0 1 1 0 5 0 1 0 0 24
A. Drummond C 31:18 6-13 0-0 5-10 -2 1 10 11 0 2 0 1 2 0 17
K. Caldwell-Pope G 42:48 3-10 3-5 0-0 +1 2 2 4 5 2 2 0 0 0 9
R. Jackson G 37:26 6-13 0-6 1-1 +4 0 3 3 12 2 0 5 1 0 13
A. Baynes   10:13 1-3 0-0 0-0 -6 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 2
S. Johnson   29:35 2-8 1-4 0-0 +7 0 5 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 5
S. Blake   10:34 1-2 1-1 0-0 -6 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 3
A. Tolliver   05:41 1-1 0-0 0-0 -1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
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 37-76 10-24 14-21   7 35 42 22 18 3 9 4 1 98
  48.7% 41.7% 66.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 9

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Pistons: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #8 Marc Davis, #61 Courtney Kirkland
  • Attendance: 21584
  • Duration: 2:30
Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25) Detroit Pistons (44-39)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Drummond vs Thompson
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:44 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:26 Drummond Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:25  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:07
[DET 3-0]
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:41
[CLE 2-3]
 
  10:18
[DET 5-2]
Drummond Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:50  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:50  
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (1 ST)  09:46  
  09:37
[DET 8-2]
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (1 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:19 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:15
[DET 10-2]
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jackson (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:15  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:52 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:52  
  08:45 Drummond Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:45
[CLE 3-10]
 
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:45  
  08:44 Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:30
[DET 12-3]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:16 Drummond Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:16
[CLE 4-12]
 
  08:16 Drummond Substitution replaced by Baynes 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:16
[CLE 5-12]
 
  07:57 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:57  
James Layup Shot: Missed  07:48  
Team Rebound  07:48  
  07:48 Morris Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (M Davis) 
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  07:31
[CLE 7-12]
 
  07:18 Morris Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:16  
  07:15 Caldwell-Pope Foul: Personal (1 PF) (C Kirkland) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  06:57
[CLE 10-12]
 
  06:41 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:41 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (C Kirkland)  06:41  
  06:37
[DET 14-10]
Jackson Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (C Kirkland)  06:37  
  06:37
[DET 15-10]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:15 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:08
[DET 17-10]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jackson (3 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  05:44
[CLE 13-17]
 
  05:29 Harris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:27  
  05:21 Baynes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:21
[CLE 14-17]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:01 Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:01 Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:58 Caldwell-Pope Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:58  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:58
[CLE 16-17]
 
  04:58 Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
  04:58 Morris Substitution replaced by Johnson 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  04:58
[CLE 17-17]
 
  04:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:43 Jackson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  04:30  
  04:30 Baynes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:06 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:06  
Love Hook Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:47 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:42 Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:39  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  03:29  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:28  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Baynes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:10 Baynes Jump Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:10  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  03:00  
  03:00 Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:50
[DET 19-17]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jackson (4 AST) 
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (C Kirkland)  02:50  
  02:50 Jackson Substitution replaced by Blake 
James Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:50  
  02:50
[DET 20-17]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Thompson Hook Bank Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  02:33
[CLE 19-20]
 
  02:20 Baynes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:19  
Irving Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:09
[CLE 21-20]
 
  01:52
[DET 23-21]
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Baynes (1 AST) 
Irving Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:32
[CLE 23-23]
 
  01:12
[DET 26-23]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (2 AST) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.4  
Team Rebound  00:46.0  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:46.0  
Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:46.0  
  00:29.9 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:29.7  
  00:29.2 Baynes Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:29.2
[CLE 24-26]
 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Frye  00:29.2  
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  00:29.2  
  00:29.2 Baynes Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:29.2
[CLE 25-26]
 
  00:08.6
[DET 28-25]
Johnson Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.2  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:02.3  
Love Tip Layup Shot: Missed  00:02.0  
  00:01.7 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25) Detroit Pistons (44-39)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:42  
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  11:34  
  11:33 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:20 Drummond Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
James Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST)  11:15
[CLE 27-28]
 
  10:53 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:52  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:40 Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  10:31  
  10:31
[DET 29-27]
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:31 Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:30  
Jefferson Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  10:15
[CLE 29-29]
 
  10:00
[DET 31-29]
Morris Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Tolliver (1 BLK)  09:36  
  09:35 Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:15 Drummond Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:13  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  08:51
[CLE 32-31]
 
Jefferson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Kennedy)  08:43  
  08:43  
  08:43 Blake Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  08:34 Jackson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
  08:31 Jackson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:31
[CLE 33-31]
 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Smith  08:31  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:31
[CLE 34-31]
 
  08:15 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:15  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:58 Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  07:50  
  07:34
[DET 33-34]
Tolliver Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jackson (5 AST) 
Shumpert Layup Shot: Missed Block: Drummond (1 BLK)  07:06  
  07:05 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:51 Drummond Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:49 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Frye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  06:48  
  06:48 Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:48 Team Rebound 
Frye Substitution replaced by Thompson  06:48  
  06:48 Johnson Substitution replaced by Harris 
  06:48 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Caldwell-Pope 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Love  06:48  
  06:48
[DET 34-34]
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:37
[CLE 36-34]
 
  06:21
[DET 37-36]
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  05:54
[CLE 39-37]
 
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:42
[DET 39-39]
Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Jackson (6 AST) 
Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (B Kennedy)  05:42  
  05:42
[DET 40-39]
Morris Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  05:24
[CLE 42-40]
 
James Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  05:21  
  05:21
[DET 41-42]
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:21
[DET 42-42]
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:52
[DET 44-42]
Jackson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  04:38
[CLE 45-44]
 
  04:29 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  04:28  
James Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (M Davis)  04:20  
James Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:20  
Smith Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  04:19  
  04:19 Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:19 Team Rebound 
  04:19 Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:19  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:07
[CLE 47-44]
 
  03:45
[DET 46-47]
Drummond Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (3 AST) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:28
[CLE 49-46]
 
  03:05
[DET 48-49]
Morris Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (4 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:40 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:30
[DET 50-49]
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:28  
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:28  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:01 Morris Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (B Kennedy) 
  02:01 Morris Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  02:01 Morris Substitution replaced by Johnson 
James Layup Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:40 Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:20
[DET 52-49]
Drummond Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:01
[CLE 51-52]
 
  00:47.9 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:47.5  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:38.6 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:29.9 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:28.9  
James Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST)  00:19.8
[CLE 53-52]
 
  00:01.5 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (58-25) Detroit Pistons (44-39)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
Love Jump Bank Shot: Missed  11:31  
Team Rebound  11:31  
  11:31 Caldwell-Pope Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (C Kirkland) 
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  11:08
[CLE 55-52]
 
  10:52 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:51  
Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:26
[CLE 57-52]
 
  10:06
[DET 54-57]
Morris Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:45 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  09:41 Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  09:22
[CLE 60-54]
 
  09:10 Jackson Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST) 
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:04
[CLE 62-54]
 
  09:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:49
[DET 56-62]
Morris Pullup Jump shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Jackson (7 AST) 
Irving Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  08:35
[CLE 64-56]
 
  08:16 Drummond Hook Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:15  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS)  08:03
[CLE 67-56]
 
  07:42 Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:42  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:34 Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
James Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  07:30  
  07:30
[DET 57-67]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  07:30
[DET 58-67]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Caldwell-Pope (2 ST)  07:15  
Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Davis)  07:15  
  07:04
[DET 60-67]
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:46 Team Rebound 
  06:33 Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST) 
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  06:24
[CLE 69-60]
 
  06:05 Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:05  
  05:46 Morris Foul: Personal (4 PF) (M Davis) 
  05:46 Morris Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:37 Team Rebound 
  05:22
[DET 63-69]
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jackson (8 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST)  05:06
[CLE 72-63]
 
  04:46
[DET 66-72]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jackson (9 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jackson (1 BLK)  04:28  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:23  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  04:23  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:20  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:17  
  04:06 Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Davis) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  04:06  
James Hook Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:51 Drummond Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
James Substitution replaced by Jefferson  03:43  
  03:31 Drummond Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:30 Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  03:30
[DET 68-72]
Drummond Tip Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:02 Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  02:53 Drummond Layup Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:52  
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Davis)  02:41  
  02:41 Jackson Substitution replaced by Blake 
Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (C Kirkland)  02:30  
Dellavedova Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  02:28  
  02:28 Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:28 Team Rebound 
  02:28
[DET 69-72]
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:26 Blake Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Davis) 
  02:26 Drummond Substitution replaced by Baynes 
Irving Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (C Kirkland)  02:23  
Irving Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:23  
Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  02:09  
  02:09
[DET 70-72]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:09
[DET 71-72]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:51  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  01:51  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  01:38  
Dellavedova Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:28
[CLE 74-71]
 
  01:09
[DET 74-74]
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST) 
  00:55.2 Blake Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:55.2
[CLE 75-74]
 
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:55.2
[CLE 76-74]
 
  00:34.0 Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:34.0 Baynes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:34.0
[DET 76-76]
Baynes Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  00:19.6 Blake Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:19.6
[CLE 77-76]
 
Love Substitution replaced by Frye  00:19.6  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:19.6  
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:19.6
[CLE 78-76]
 
  00:03.3
[DET 78-78]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS)  00:00.2
[CLE 81-78]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Dellavedova Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:48
[CLE 83-78]
 
  11:24 Blake Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:23  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  11:13
[CLE 86-78]
 
  10:43 Drummond Jump Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:43  
  10:29 Morris Foul: Personal (5 PF) (B Kennedy) 
  10:29 Morris Substitution replaced by Harris 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:21 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  10:14
[DET 80-86]
Drummond Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Blake (2 AST) 
Frye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M Davis)  10:14  
  10:14 Blake Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  10:14 Drummond Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  10:13 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Davis)  10:00  
Frye Foul: Inbound (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis)  10:00  
  10:00
[DET 81-86]
Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  10:00 Johnson Turnover : Lane Violation (1 TO) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  09:34  
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:32  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:14 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:04
[DET 83-86]
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Jackson (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:04  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Irving  09:04  
Frye Substitution replaced by Thompson  09:04  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:45 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  08:33
[DET 85-86]
Jackson Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Drummond (2 BLK)  08:14  
  08:13 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  08:05 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:03  
  07:54 Jackson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  07:54
[CLE 87-85]
 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Smith  07:54  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Love  07:54  
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  07:54
[CLE 88-85]
 
James Foul: Personal (4 PF) (M Davis)  07:45  
  07:28 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:27  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:04 Drummond Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  06:54 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:54 Harris Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  06:49 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:49 Caldwell-Pope Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:41 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:41  
Irving Layup Shot: Missed  06:35  
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  06:34  
James Tip Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  06:32
[CLE 90-85]
 
Love Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  06:22  
  06:22 Drummond Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:22 Team Rebound 
  06:22 Johnson Substitution replaced by Morris 
  06:22
[DET 86-90]
Drummond Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Irving Pullup Bank shot: Made (28 PTS)  06:00
[CLE 92-86]
 
  06:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:00 Drummond Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  05:47 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  05:46  
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:24 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:17 Caldwell-Pope Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  05:16  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST)  04:51
[CLE 95-86]
 
  04:32 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:24
[DET 89-95]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Caldwell-Pope (5 AST) 
Love Hook Shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:56 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:42
[DET 91-95]
Morris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:17 Jump Ball Johnson vs Love (Smith gains possession) 
Team Rebound  03:17  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:51
[CLE 97-91]
 
  02:29
[DET 93-97]
Harris Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Jackson (11 AST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  02:03  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  02:03  
Team Timeout : Short  01:59  
  01:59  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  01:59  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
Team Rebound  01:39  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  01:18  
  01:18 Team Timeout : Short 
Love Substitution replaced by Thompson  01:18  
  01:08
[DET 96-97]
Caldwell-Pope 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jackson (12 AST) 
  00:53.6 Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Davis) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS)  00:42.6
[CLE 100-96]
 
  00:42.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:42.6  
  00:32.6
[DET 98-100]
Jackson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:32.6  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  00:32.6  
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:10.9 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:01.0 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
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