Jason Lloyd

Tremendous atmosphere in the Palace tonight. I've only been doing this 5 years, but by far the best crowd. Fun to see basketball return here

Jason Lloyd

It took the #Cavs just under 5 minutes to erase a 14-point deficit. Not bad.

Dave McMenamin

Kevin Love has a chance at Kobe/Donyell Marshall's record of 12 threes in a game. He is 8-for-13 from 3 with 5 mins to go in the 3rd.

Joe Vardon

So Kevin Love is having a night (24 pts, 8 3s). LeBron: 10 pts, 9 ast, 4 rbs

Joe Gabriele

With back-to-back @Kevin Love threes, #Cavs on a 17-3 run.

Chris Fedor

Kevin Love has single-handedly kept the #Cavs in this game. Now eight threes and 24 points

Joe Vardon

Cavs in bonus at 7:18 of third. Let's see if they take advantage

Dave McMenamin

New story: Kendrick Perkins explains his decision to join Cleveland before his Cavs' debut es.pn/1FqxMBh

Joe Gabriele

#Cavs down nine, but entire bench is standing, exhorting five on the floor every trip down on defensive end. They want EVERY game now.

Chris Fedor

7-0 run for the Cavs since DET took a 14-point lead and Cavs called timeout.

Joe Gabriele

#Cavs will be tested over the next few weeks on the road. The next time they'll play two straight games at The Q is March 18, 20.

Chris Fedor

ICYMI #Cavs Kendrick Perkins on his decision: "Doc or The King? I choose The King" cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Joe Gabriele

#Cavs shoot 43% FG in 1H, everyone who saw action got in scoring column; DET shoots 49%, R. Jackson, game-high 15pts.

Joe Gabriele

#Cavs down, 62-53, at H; @Kevin Love, 12pts, 4-8 3pt FG, 5reb, 2asst; @LeBron James, NBA's all-time assist leader as a forward, 10pts, 5asst.

Jason Lloyd

Half: Pistons 62, #Cavs 53. Love 12p,5r; James 10p,5a,4r; Irving 6p,4a. DET Jackson 15p,5r,4a. CLE 42%, 5TO; DET 49%, 7TO

Chris Fedor

Halftime in Detroit. #Cavs trail Detroit 62-53. DET shoots nearly 49 percent from the field in the first half.

Dave McMenamin

Cavs trail the Pistons 62-53 at the half. Love 12p 5r; LeBron 10p 5a 4r. DET led by Reggie Jackson's 15p 5r 4a.

Jason Lloyd

Pistons have cut through #Cavs interior defense at ease on multiple possessions tonight. Not a good defensive half

Chris Fedor

Perkins illegal screen. Foul number two in 2 minutes.

Chris Fedor

LeBron is called for a foul and the Pistons' crowd lets out a sarcastic cheer

Joe Gabriele

Perkins picks up his first PF as a Cavalier, but (of course) got his money's worth -- planted a forearm into A. Tolliver's chest.

Chris Fedor

Perkins scores on one end, commits a foul on the other end. #Cavs

Joe Vardon

LeBron grabbed left knee and then right wrist after that fall

Jason Lloyd

Perkins wearing No. 3. That number went back into circulation quickly

Chris Fedor

#Cavs Kendrick Perkins' debut comes at the 2:10 mark of the second quarter

Joe Vardon

And here he comes. Cleveland, meet Kendrick Perkins

Jason Lloyd

Kendrick Perkins checking into the game at next dead ball

Joe Gabriele

Cavs down, 53-46 -- their biggest deficit in 118 minutes of play since the All-Star Break.

Joe Vardon

With Monroe and Drummond, Detroit is the kind of team Perkins could be useful. But he just arrived, so...

Chris Fedor

Piston with their biggest lead of the night. It's 7 points. LeBron hops off the bench for the final three and a half minutes.

Joe Vardon

It's like 2005 in here with Prince dunking and making 3s for Detroit

Chris Fedor

Love has 12 points now. All four makes have been three-pointers. He's 4-7 from distance in 12 minutes of action.

Joe Vardon

And with Love's 3ball, James is now the NBA's all-time leader in assists at the forward position

Joe Vardon

LeBron is really setting up teammates tonight. #Cavs have missed their last four shots though

Chris Fedor

Three fouls now on Mozgov in the first half.

Joe Vardon

What a difference when Mozgov catches the ball

Jason Lloyd

Few things more entertaining than Stan Van Gundy's 48-minute conniptions. Brewing another great batch tonight.

Joe Gabriele

With that alley-oop assist to Mozgov, @LeBron James tied Scottie Pippen for most assists all-time by a forward (6,135).

Joe Vardon

LeBron just tied Scottie Pippen (6,135) for the most assists by a forward in NBA history

Joe Gabriele

James Jones cans trey at buzzer to end 1Q with #Cavs up, 30-37. Kevin @Kevin Love, 9pts, 3-6 FG 3pt FG, 4reb; Delly, J. Jones, 2-2 3pt FG.

Jason Lloyd

#Cavs took 23 shots in first quarter; 11 were 3-pointers

Jason Lloyd

End 1Q: #Cavs 30, Pistons 27. Love 9p,4r; James 5p; Irving 4p,3a. DET KCP 8p; Jackson 8p,3a; Drummond 4p,5r. CLE 44%, 3TO; DET 52%, 6TO

Dave McMenamin

Cavs up 30-27 after 1Q in DET. Love 9p 4r; LeBron 5p 2a. Reggie Jackson 8p 3a for Pistons.

Chris Fedor

#Cavs finish the first quarter with a James Jones three-pointer to take a 30-27 lead.

Chris Fedor

The #Cavs have taken nine threes in the first nine minutes. Some of that is avoiding Andre Drummond, but that's a lot of triples early.

Joe Vardon

James Jones, in at 2:44 of first. Interesting

Jason Lloyd

Perk earlier tonight: "I’m a good guy if I’m on your team ... I feel like if another team don’t like me, then I done my job for the night."

Jason Lloyd

Kevin Love now running guys off 3-pt line. Honest.

Jason Lloyd

Not sure I've ever seen this many people at a Pistons game. Most are even cheering for the home team. Good to see

Joe Vardon

No subs yet for #Cavs, who are coming out of first timeout. LeBron has two TOs and two steals

Joe Gabriele

#Cavs C Timofey Mozgov is 2-of-2 early tonight in DET. Since Feb. 5, he's 36-of-50 (72%) from the floor.

Chris Fedor

Kevin Love with back-to-back threes and the #Cavs lead the Pistons 17-8 with 6:36 left in the first

Chris Fedor

#Cavs Kendrick Perkins was down to two choices: Doc or the king? He chose the king. My latest from Detroit pregame cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Joe Vardon

Great sight lines in Detroit http://t.co/IxNb1xG3Lf

Jason Lloyd

In joining Cavs, Kendrick Perkins says he chose royalty over Rivers: AUBURN HILLS, MICH.: Kendrick Perkins h... bit.ly/1w9QjNe

Jason Lloyd

Kendrick Perkins chose royalty over Rivers in joining #Cavs. Story: ohio.com/blogs/clevelan…

Joe Gabriele

Perkins on LeBron: "We’re always so cool. I know what he's all about being the leader of this team, I just wanted to come be a part of it."

Joe Gabriele

Perkins, pt 2 on being loved as teammate/not as an opponent: "I feel like if another team don’t like me, then I done my job for the night."

Joe Gabriele

Perk on being loved as teammate, not as a foe: "I know a lot of teams don’t like me, but that’s fine. I’m a good guy if I’m on your team."

Joe Vardon

So did LeBron recruit Perkins? "Yeah, he said let's make this happen. It's been a long time coming." bit.ly/1FoBrjd

Joe Vardon

Perkins just gave excellent interview, including this: It was between "the Doc and the King. I chose the King"

Dave McMenamin

Kendrick Perkins on choosing between the Cavs and the Clippers: "It was Doc or The King ... I went with The King"

Dave McMenamin

Game No. 58. Kendrick Perkins joins the crew. instagram.com/p/zgIe2eSLrF/

Chris Fedor

Kendrick Perkins going through pregame warmups at The Palace http://t.co/Nfug8cu4EA

Jason Lloyd

He's here. Perk getting a crash course on #Cavs system with four assistant coaches pregame http://t.co/FDLtwhOEhw

Joe Vardon

More Perkins http://t.co/KFm0GpdOZ7

Chris Fedor

David Blatt admits pregame he doesn't know how much Perkins will play tonight for the #Cavs because he flew in this afternoon.

Chris Fedor

#Cavs David Blatt: "I don't want to call Perk and insurance policy. He's a guy who can really contribute"

Joe Vardon

Perkins, preparing http://t.co/IhHCLqpu2i

Joe Gabriele

Newest Cavalier Kendrick Perkins working out before tonight's matchup in Detroit. instagram.com/p/zgG1g5Ftm9/

Joe Vardon

With 5 assists, LeBron would pass Scottie Pippen for the most assists by a forward in NBA history

Joe Gabriele

#Cavs make it official, ink veteran C @Kendrick Perkins. The 12-yr vet won NBA Championship in w/Celts in 2008, has made 8 postseason trips.

Dave McMenamin

Perkins is the 7th member of the 2003 draft class that LeBron will team w/ joining Bosh, Wade, Pavlovic, Kapono, M. Williams & J. Jones

Joe Vardon

Perkins signs with #Cavs for about $430k. LeBron is pleased bit.ly/1FoBrjd

Dave McMenamin

The Cavs make the Kendrick Perkins signing official. He'll be available for tonight's game vs. Detroit and be wearing No. 3.

Joe Vardon

Perkins signed with the #Cavs, as expected

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade

It's official: Kendrick Perkins has signed with the #Cavs. http://t.co/JcF11qd7xI

Chris Fedor

#Cavs will have Kendrick Perkins available tonight. The signing is official. He will wear No. 3.

Bob Finnan

#Cavs now have 15 players on roster. So, this is likely the team they'll take into the postseason.

Jason Lloyd

#Cavs announce Kendrick Perkins signing

Bob Finnan

#Cavs sign center Kendrick Perkins

Sam Amico

Cavs make Kendrick Perkins signing official.

Sam Amico

Kendrick Perkins may be ready for cruising Cavs, and since Christmas, Pistons firing plenty, too. Pregame dribbles. ow.ly/JBu3c

Bob Finnan

Marv Albert will be play-by-play man for #Cavs-Warriors game on TNT on Thursday, alongside analyst Chris Webber and reporter Allie LaForce

Chris Fedor

My hotel has free hot chocolate. And I am taking full advantage!!

Jason Lloyd

Pregame: #Cavs at #Pistons with starting lineups and TV info: Time: 7:30 p.m.; Place: The Palace of Auburn H... bit.ly/1LCTWV3

Sam Amico

Cavs hopeful Kendrick Perkins' contract/paperwork complete for Pistons tonight. If not, Cavs debut will be Thursday vs Warriors.

Chris Fedor

ICYMI: Timofey Mozgov's impact shown in defensive numbers & LeBron James joins MVP chatter: #Cavs and NBA links cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Joe Vardon

Updated: As LeBron heralds Perkins' arrival, Perk stands to make $430K, with about $270k counting against #Cavs bit.ly/1FoBrjd

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade

#Cavs to wear navy uniforms for just second time this season Thurs. vs. Golden State. Fans encouraged to #NavyUp too http://t.co/qyLhp78hBh

Bob Finnan

#Cavs at #Pistons: Cavs have won 16 of last 18 games. It will likely be a battle tonight at The Palace. clevelandcavaliersblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/game-5…

Dave McMenamin

New story: Shawn Marion (strained L hip) likely out 2 weeks es.pn/1adPsH2

Chris Fedor

#Cavs head coach David Blatt says the upcoming rest is a good thing for Shawn Marion, who is likely to miss 2 weeks cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Joe Vardon

And, LeBron ripped McDonald's today. He realized it and reached for a McMuffin bit.ly/1zDwVtC

Chris Fedor

#Cavs Shawn Marion out two weeks with a left hip strain cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Joe Vardon

LeBron says Kendrick Perkins "brings championship DNA" to Cavaliers bit.ly/1FoBrjd

LeBron James

Wit my beautiful niece Lyra after the game in the Garden on Sunday. Love you mama!!! @mavcarterinstagram.com/p/zfZ5OlCTJ6/