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KeyBank Keys to the Game: Cavs at Pistons

For the fourth game in a row, the Cleveland Cavaliers look for a season sweep of their opponent.

On Sunday, the Cavs topped the Wizards in DC for the 4-0 season sweep.

On Tuesday night, Max Strus’ game-winning shot from beyond halfcourt saw the Cavs win both over Dallas in dramatic fashion.

The next night, things did not go according to plan, falling to the Bulls in double overtime in Chicago.

Tonight, it is the fourth and final meeting between the Cavs and Detroit Pistons. Cleveland has won the first three this season, but the average margin of victory has been an even eight points.

Detroit has not played since Tuesday night where they beat the Bulls in Chicago. Even though Monty Williams’ team has lost six of seven, they have played better of late, giving fits to the Knicks, Magic, and Clippers after winning back-to-back games against the Kings and Trail Blazers.

Donovan Mitchell and Caris LeVert are both listed as questionable for the visitors with knee soreness and an elbow sprain, respectively. Rookie Marcus Sasser is out for Detroit.

Darius Garland had a solid stat line in the Windy City the other day, posting 23 points – his highest-scoring game since December 12 in Boston – but his third 20-point game in February.

On the night, Garland made eight shots and seven of them were from long range, which is the second most threes DG has made in a game in his career and most in a game this season.

In addition to his outside shot, Garland’s assists have been up as late, recording five against the Bulls. That mark of five is his lowest in the past eight games. There were just two games in February where Garland recorded less than five assists, and nine games with seven or more, while averaging just 2.3 turnovers per game.

Cade Cunningham has scored in double figures in his past 12 games, including all 10 he played in February. He has scored 20-plus in four straight. The former number one overall pick is shooting it at about 46 percent.

His assist numbers have been up, too, dishing out 7.3 per game last month, with a 10 and 11 assist game in the mix.

Since returning from a knee injury in late January, Evan Mobley has been rock solid, both on offense and defense.

He has seven games with double-digit rebounds and 12 with double-digit scoring since coming back on January 29. Two of his past three games have been 20-plus point outings.

In February, Mobley recorded three games of 4-plus blocks, including a five swat performance earlier this week against the Wizards, his second-highest total this season (seven on November 28).

Jalen Duren has recorded a double-double in four straight and in seven-of-nine. His 62.7 field goal percentage is good for the sixth best in the Association, right behind Jarrett Allen in fifth.

Duren has played in two of the three matchups against the Cavs this season, going for 17 points and 11 rebounds on 7-7 shooting in December and 10 points with nine rebounds at the end of January.