Cavaliers 102, Pistons 94: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Cavaliers 102, Pistons 94: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Cavaliers 102, Pistons 94: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (13-7) play against the Detroit Pistons (17-17) at Little Caesars Arena

Game Time: 6:00 PM EST on Sunday November 27, 2022

Cleveland Cavaliers 102, Detroit Pistons 94 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
20 of the 30 NBA teams have between 8 and 12 losses through 6 weeks.
7 Ls or fewer: Celtics, Bucks, Suns, Cavaliers, Nuggets
14 Ls or more: Hornets, Rockets, Magic, Spurs, Pistons – 10:57 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
#Cavs had an off night on Sunday from the floor, but finding a way to close out a win on a night when they didn’t have their best stuff is a step in the right direction, plus, Evan Mobley was the best player on the floor. From Detroit… thelandondemand.com/news/2022/nov/…10:37 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Evan Mobley has now made multiple 3-pointers in five games in his career. #Cavs are 5-0 when that happens.
He’s never made more than two in a single game. – 9:55 PM
Detroit Pistons PR @Pistons_PR
Marvin Bagley III tied his season-high of 19 points with 10 rebounds, three steals and one block tonight against Cleveland.
He has now notched back-to-back double-doubles for the first time as a Piston, and his three steals tied his career-high. – 9:11 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Iced out Ice 🥶
@ThatsJared | #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/1Kf9M8xHcl9:02 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey said Cleveland’s defense tightened up in the fourth. Added that his team has to learn it won’t get away with same stuff in crunch time as it did in first three quarters against a defense like that.
Added he wanted to see more cutting and ball movement, firmer screens. – 8:55 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey said he was concerned about Bey’s conditioning after missing a week, but said he was sharp before wearing down toward the end. – 8:53 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey said he liked Bey’s focus. Said he was a little worried about his conditioning early on.
“I thought everyone who played tonight scrapped at some point.” – 8:52 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey said he liked his team’s defense for 3.5 quarters. Praised Livers’ work on Garland and Mitchell. – 8:51 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Nothin’ but the hits. #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/97AESFY23x8:45 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bey on what he’s seen on the last week from this team: “Defensively, we’ve been locking in more. We’re getting stops. Our concepts our crisp. When we play well on defense, it contributes to our offense. We hit teams in the mouth first this past week. I was proud of that.” – 8:44 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bey on free-throw shooting: “We make over half of those free throws it’s a different game. Coach said it after the game, we need to get back in the gym and hit those. We need those down the stretch.” – 8:43 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Bey on when he first sprained his ankle against the Lakers: “I didn’t want to see the replay of it. That initial pain, it was tough. After that I was going to do whatever it took to play.” – 8:43 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bey on his ankle: “When it first happened, I didn’t even want to see the replay of it.” – 8:42 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Bey: “It’s a blessing to God to be able to play right now, but it was tough right now. I really wanted to play in Sac, but the medical staff made a tough decision for my best interest in the future.” Said it was good seeing the Pistons win in Denver and Utah. – 8:42 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bey on his ankle: “It’s a blessing from God that I’d be able to play right now. I really wanted to play in Sac. Medical staff made the best decision for my future.” – 8:42 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Final: Grizzlies 127, Knicks 123.
Knicks fall to 9-11 on the season.
• Barrett 22-7-4
• Brunson 30-5-9
• Randle 14-10-9
• Robinson 16 & 7, 5 blks
• Morant 27-10-14
Next up: at the Pistons before they return home for the Bucks on the second half of a back to back. – 8:42 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Bey: “It’s tough, we didn’t want to lose at all. I feel like we were controlling most of the game. Had a couple key defensive lapses and couldn’t convert on the other end.” – 8:41 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Saddiq Bey: “It’s tough. We didn’t want to lose at all. I felt like we controlled the game most of the game. We had a couple of defensive lapses and couldn’t convert on them. Kudos to them, too.” – 8:41 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
#Pistons Web Editor @Keith_Langlois shares his observations following our hard-fought loss tonight.
🔗: nba.com/pistons/news/r…8:36 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Double-double tonight for Motown Marv👏 pic.twitter.com/K0zG4bqNox8:33 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
FINAL: Cavs 102, Pistons 94. Cleveland closed the fourth with a 23-10 run to come from behind and win.
Bagley: 19 points, 10 rebounds
Burks: 17 points
Hayes: 16 points, 8 assists
Bey: 15 points
Joseph: 10 points – 8:32 PM
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade @PDcavsinsider
Browns win! Cavs win! Things are good in Cleveland today. Photo: AP and Josh Gunter, clevelanddotcom #Cavs pic.twitter.com/2NVTXCHhl88:32 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Back at it on Tuesday.
🔹@Marvin Bagley: 19 PTS / 10 REB / 3 STL / 1 BLK
🔹@Alec Burks: 17 PTS / 7-13 FG
🔹@Killian Hayes: 16 PTS / 8 AST / 2 STL / 1 BLK
🔹@SaddiqBey: 15 PTS / 5 REB / 2 STL / 1 BLK pic.twitter.com/LdvA7RVGC08:31 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
Well, it definitely wasn’t pretty. Just a real lack of flow. But the #Cavs managed to close this one out and beat the Pistons 102-94.
Donovan Mitchell: 32 pts, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
Evan Mobley: 20 pts, 13 rebounds
Darius Garland: 19 pts, 10 assists
Cedi Osman: 10 pts – 8:31 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
FINAL: Cavs 102, Pistons 94. Detroit, without four starters, led 85 percent of the game.
12 missed free throws (53.8 percent)
Bagley: 19 points
Burks: 17 points
Hayes: 16 points and 8 assists
Bey: 15 points
CoJo: 10 points – 8:31 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Not a #Cavs game for the memories, but it’s a win for Cleveland. They knock off Detroit 102-94 to move to 13-7 on the season. Donovan Mitchell led all scorers with 32 points. Evan Mobley was awesome, with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Cavs in Toronto tomorrow night. – 8:30 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Mitchell makes a pair of free throws to give Cleveland a 99-92 lead, their biggest of the night, with 1:16 to play. Competitive game, but Pistons have fallen apart late in the fourth. Cavs are on a 20-8 run – 8:27 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Really good D by Cavs down stretch; really bad O by Pistons – 8:27 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons down 7 with 1:16 left. Really just made some headscratching plays final few possessions.
But, at the end of the day, you just can’t miss 12 free throws – 8:27 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
#Cavs up 99-92 after a pair of Mitchell free throws. 1:16 left in regulation. Pistons ball, timeout. – 8:26 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
#Cavs Donovan Mitchell just had his most recent jumper changed from a 2-pointer to a 3-pointer. Cavs are now in front 97-92. – 8:24 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Cavs 96, Pistons 92 with 1:44 to play. Mitchell has a game-high 30 points and just hit a 3 to give Cleveland some cushion – 8:24 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
That Mitchell 3 hurt. Pistons would have trailed by just one, now down two possessions with 1:44 left. – 8:24 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
The rare double UIOLI here. First Detroit takes their timeout and then the #Cavs immediately take theirs. Cavs are up 94-90 with 3:32 left in regulation. – 8:19 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Pistons only team this version of Cavs could beat tonight – 8:18 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Evan Mobley has a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds following that made FT. He has also made two 3s here tonight. Cavs lead 94-90 with 3:32 left in the game. – 8:18 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons have a shot clock violation, airball, airballed free throw and an up-and-down call from the perimeter in the last few possessions. – 8:16 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
First time this season Evan Mobley has made multiple 3-pointers in a game. Comes at a pretty good time. He’s been awesome tonight. – 8:15 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons just missed their 12th free throw in a tied game – 8:14 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Darius Garland checking back in with 5:10 left in regulation. Have to think he’s in the rest of the way. – 8:14 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Cedi Osman is down on the court. Trainer Steve Spiro is with Osman now. – 8:08 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
I don’t think there’s a team in the NBA that takes more shots to the face than the #Cavs. Cedi Osman is down right now and being tended to. – 8:08 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
#Cavs and Pistons locked up at 88 with 7 minutes left. I guess we’re going to learn about if this team has improved its late-game execution. – 8:07 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Big 3 from Killian gives Detroit the lead again, 88-86. He really might’ve turned the corner as a shooter. Has 12 points and eight assists tonight – 8:06 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Mitchell with a 3. Cavs lead by one with 7:36 left. Cleveland hasn’t even led in this game for a full minute.
Starters are trickling back in. – 8:03 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Cavs just took an 86-85 lead with 7:36 to play after a Mitchell 3. Pistons have led most of the night, but could be a back-and-forth finish – 8:03 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Donovan Mitchell makes his first 3-pointer of the night to give the #Cavs an 86-85 lead with 7:36 left in regulation. – 8:03 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
12 minutes to go. #LetEmKnow7:57 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
📊 Q3 📊
🔹@Marvin Bagley: 19 PTS / 7 REB / 3 STL / 1 BLK
🔹@Alec Burks: 15 PTS / 6-10 FG
🔹@SaddiqBey: 14 PTS / 4 REB / 2 STL / 1 BLK\ pic.twitter.com/hvwMm81VYu7:56 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs continue to trail the Pistons 78-73 at the end of the third. Cavs missed all 7 3-point attempts in the third quarter, and have made just 3 all game.
They made just 7 shots in the third quarter. Can’t seem to establish a continuous flow. – 7:55 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 3: Pistons 78, Cavs 73. Pistons have led for nearly 34 minutes, Cleveland just 37 seconds.
Bagley: 19 points, 7 rebounds
Burks: 15 points
Bey: 14 points
Hayes: 9 points, 8 assists – 7:55 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
#Cavs are trailing 78-73 here in Detroit after three quarters. It’s been an offensive grind for both teams tonight, but the Cavs have played especially poor on that end compared to their standard. Mitchell and Garland are a combined 9-of-33 shooting. – 7:55 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
END OF 3Q: Pistons 78, Cavs 73
Bagley: 19p
Burks: 15p
Saddiq Bey: 14p
Hayes: 9p and 8a
CoJo and Livers with a combined 15 points. – 7:55 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
UNC-Alabama was the THIRD four-OT game I’ve covered in my career. There was an awful Bulls-Pistons one in December 2015, and Game 3 of the Blazers-Nuggets playoff series in 2019 apnews.com/article/sports…7:54 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
End of the 3rd quarter: #Pistons 78, #Cavs 73.
Bagley: 19 pts, 7 rebs
Burks: 15 pts, 2 rebs
Bey: 14 pts, 4 rebs – 7:54 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons lead by four but have missed 10 free throws. – 7:53 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
getting dizzy with it 😵‍💫
📺 #CavsPistons on @BallySportsCLE pic.twitter.com/YVfNuNXvkX7:51 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
TOUGH finish by Bey. He’s had a few tonight. Really good footwork in the post. – 7:45 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Not in @isaiah__02’s house 🚫 pic.twitter.com/drT90WFNke7:43 PM

Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Donovan Mitchell was down and appeared to be holding his face for a short period on the other end. Really hectic sequence. – 7:42 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Rodney McGruder just got a tip-dunk in traffic. The entire bench jumped up. – 7:41 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
McGruder (?!) putback dunk extends Detroit’s lead back to five – 7:41 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bagley has been so active in denial defensively. Really good stuff from him on D. – 7:40 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
defense & offense 🥶
@Isaac Okoro | #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/4e8ir56aM37:36 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Livers just got his fifth foul. He has another gripe there. Went pretty vertical.
Pistons lead by five with 6:14 left in the 3Q. – 7:36 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
McGruder-to-Bagley lob – 7:34 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Donovan Mitchell just tried to end Rodney McGruder. – 7:31 PM
Detroit Pistons PR @Pistons_PR
With 11 points in the first half tonight against Cleveland, Alec Burks has scored in double-figures in six consecutive games.
He is tied with Chris Boucher (Toronto) for the longest active double-digit scoring streak off the bench in the NBA. – 7:30 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Bey knocks down his first 3, has 12 points so far – 7:29 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
#Cavs are just 3-of-16 from beyond the arc tonight. Garland and Mitchell are a combined 0-of-8.
The three makes are from Evan Mobley, Cedi Osman, and Raul Neto. – 7:29 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
#Cavs start Isaac Okoro in the second half rather than Robin Lopez. Evan Mobley playing the 5 from the start here. – 7:26 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
📊 Q2 📊
🔹@Marvin Bagley: 15 PTS / 4 REB / 2 STL
🔹@Alec Burks: 11 PTS / 4-7 FG
🔹@SaddiqBey: 9 PTS / 2 REB / 1 STL / 1 BLK pic.twitter.com/6UExzC6lcU7:15 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
This is the third-straight game where the Pistons have more energy than you’d expect. Have led the Cavs almost the whole way despite being banged up and less than two days removed from a 12-day west coast trip. – 7:14 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs trail the Pistons 56-51 at the end of the 1st half. They started to find some offensive groove in that second quarter as they scored 31 points. Shot 19 of 43 from the field and 3 of 14 from 3 in 1st half.
Donovan Mitchell: 15 pts
Evan Mobley: 12 pts, 7 rebounds – 7:12 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
#Cavs trail at the half 56-51. In some respects, they’ve not played well enough to be in this game. The bench has been good and they’ve been at least good enough defensively.
Garland is 2-of-11 for 6 points and 6 assists. Mitchell has 15 on 14 shots and Mobley has 12 and 7. – 7:11 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
HALFTIME: Pistons 56, Cavs 51. For the 100th time this past week, Detroit has absorbed a team’s punch.
Really good quarters from Bagley and Bey, whom have a combined 24 points.
Hayes and Livers with 7 each
Burks with 11 off the bench.
Detroit has missed six three free throws. – 7:10 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Halftime: Pistons 56, Cavs 51. Late 3’s by Hayes and Bagley gave Detroit some cushion. Pistons are shooting 53.8% overall, 5-11 from 3.
Bagley: 15 points, 4 rebounds
Bucks: 11 points
Bey: 9 points
Hayes: 7 points, 7 assists – 7:10 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Halftime: #Pistons 56, #Cavs 51.
Bagley: 15 pts, 4 rebs
Burks: 11 pts
Bey: 9 pts, 2 rebs – 7:09 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Killian Hayes has five straight after that last 3. He’s up to 7 points and 6 assists. – 7:08 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
The Pistons have a slight 48-47 lead over the Cavs with 2:04 left until the half. – 7:04 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Cavs-Pistons looks like AAU tryout – 7:03 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Raul Neto is a +7 in 10 minutes.
I know J.B. Bickerstaff said last week that +/- is a stat used in contract talks, but Neto’s impact has felt pretty big tonight. That number feels accurate. – 7:01 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Hayes has six assists after that lob to Bey. – 7:00 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
We’re getting a three-guard lineup that features Mitchell, Garland, and Neto.
Just as I’m sure you all envisioned tonight. – 6:54 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Alec Burks has a game-high 11 points off the bench. – 6:53 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Okoro has three personal fouls in 10 minutes tonight in the first half. Raul Neto back in. #Cavs are down 38-29. Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell are a combined 4-17 shooting. – 6:53 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
fake it ’til you make it 🪣
@Darius Garland | #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/4oXADNKWiR6:52 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Alec Burks, LLC. – 6:49 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen joined the #Cavs on the bench. – 6:48 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
we repeat, DO YOUR THING 2⃣1⃣!
@_mdiakite | #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/NxgnSRfMgX6:48 PM

Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
#Cavs Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert have joined the team on the bench here in the second quarter. – 6:48 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons have left seven points right at the rim and free-throw line so far. – 6:45 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
18-7 run for Cleveland after the fastbreak dunk by Diakite. Pistons lost momentum after the second unit began checking in. – 6:45 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Some really good minutes from Mamadi Diakite here. Cavs are within one after a 5-0 run to start the second quarter. – 6:44 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Diakite blocks Duren’s dunk attempt and then dunks on the other end.
Pistons’ lead cut to one. – 6:44 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Never seen an NBA player called for traveling after catching an uncontested inbounds pass.
Hamidou Diallo, come on down! Shaqtin awaits – 6:43 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Only the beginning. #LetEmKnow6:42 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
📊 Q1 📊
🔹@Marvin Bagley: 8 PTS / 3 REB / 2 STL
🔹@SaddiqBey : 7 PTS / 1 BLK
🔹@isaiah__02 : 6 PTS / 1 STL pic.twitter.com/fK5rxCOVot6:41 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
Pistons lead the #Cavs 26-20 at the end of the first quarter. Cavs continue to struggle on the offensive end, as they shot 7 of 20 (35%) from the field and 2 of 6 (33.3%) from 3, but saw some shots starting to fall.
Cavs are up to 5 turnovers already, have to protect the ball. – 6:40 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 1: Pistons 26, Cavs 20. Detroit led by 12, but Cavs closed the quarter with a 13-7 run.
Bagley: 8 points, 3 rebounds
Bey: 7 points
Livers: 6 points
Pistons shot 10-21 overall and forced five turnovers, Cavs shot 7-20. – 6:40 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
END OF 1Q: Pistons 26, Cavs 20.
Bagley: 8 points
Bey: 7 points
Livers: 6 points
Bench not as sharp as the starters so far but Detroit’s beginning to this game gave it a nice cushion. – 6:39 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
#Cavs play much better in the final few minutes of the first quarter, but still trail the Pistons 26-20. Evan Mobley has five points to lead Cleveland; Darius Garland is 0-of-5 shooting. – 6:39 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
DENIED ❌
@_mdiakite | #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/w1FtsWbQEa6:39 PM

Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
End of the 1st quarter: #Pistons 26, #Cavs 20.
Bagley: 8 pts, 3 rebs
Bey: 7 pts
Livers: 6 pts – 6:39 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Burks has gotta be among the best in the NBA at drawing shooting fouls outside of the paint – 6:33 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Notable stat as the first quarter wanes. The #Pistons have yet to commit a turnover. The Cavs have four so far. – 6:32 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
bringing in high-energy 🔋
@Raul Neto | #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/l2ZhIAeyBd6:30 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Great execution on offense, active hands on defense. Might be Detroit’s best opening quarter of the season.
Pistons 23, Cavs 12 with 2:59 left. – 6:29 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Detroit has a 23-12 lead over Cleveland with 2:59 left in the first quarter. – 6:29 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
We’re getting first quarter Mamadi Diakite minutes here. #Cavs are down 23-12. – 6:29 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Slow start for Garland and Mitchell so far. They’re a combined 0-8 from the field. – 6:27 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Strong start for Bagley. His second steal set up a transition dunk for himself. He has 8 points and 3 rebounds – 6:26 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bagley has had very active hands defensively in this first quarter. Just jumped a passing lane and dunked. Pistons lead the Cavs by 11. – 6:26 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
That’s just the third made 3-pointer by Evan Mobley all season. – 6:26 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Bey doesn’t look rusty after missing four games. Has five points so far in the 1st – 6:23 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Good start for Saddiq Bey, who is playing his first game in his career without wearing Kobes.
(I’m sick) – 6:22 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Ivica Zubac just did a Minnesota Kevin Love. – 6:20 PM
Eric Patten @EricPatten
Zubac with first game with 31+ points and 29+ boards in @nba since Dwight in 2018. Kevin Love did it in 2010. That’s it since LAC moved to Los Angeles. Moses Malone did it in 1982 last before Love. – 6:19 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Strong start for the Pistons despite getting back from a 12-day West Coast trip yesterday. Leading the Cavs 12-2 at the 7:39 mark – 6:19 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Bagley’s putback gives the #Pistons a 12-2 lead over the #Cavs with 7:39 left in the first quarter. – 6:19 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons are up 12-2 early over Cleveland. I’m a bit shocked at this start, but that’s why you play the game.
Bagley with 6 points
Bey and Livers with 3p each – 6:19 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
Rough offensive start here in Detroit for the #Cavs. They have shot 1 of 10 from the field, and have just two points in the first four minutes of the first quarter. – 6:18 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Did Cleveland just get back from a two-week trip out West? Yuck start. – 6:18 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
That was a tough move by Bey, who gets an old-fashioned 3-point play to give the Pistons a 10-2 lead over the Cavs with 8:12 left in the first quarter. – 6:18 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
That was a nice move by Bey to glide past Mobley and finish through contact at the rim. Made the free throw. Pistons are leading the Cavs 10-2 – 6:17 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Not a great start for the #Cavs. A lid on the rim on their end of the floor, just 1-of-9 to start here. They’re down 10-2 to the Pistons. – 6:17 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Saddiq Bey with a sick take on Mobley and got a TOUGH and-1 over Lopez. – 6:17 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Ivica Zubac fouls out just 1 rebound shy (he had 31 & 29) of what would have been just the 3rd 30/30 game in the last 40 years…
Kevin Love – 31 & 31 – Nov. 12, 2010
Dwight Howard – 32 & 30 – Mar. 21, 2018
Before that…
Moses Malone – 38 & 32 – Feb. 11, 1982 – 6:16 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Fantastic pass by Killian to Bagley to open the scoring – 6:13 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Ball is up here in Detroit for #Cavs vs Pistons. – 6:11 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
This might be a schedule loss for the Pistons. They returned home from a two-week trip out West yesterday, some of the team is sick.
Game still has to be played, but I hope y’all didn’t gamble. – 6:01 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pregame read: Arn Tellem’s great uncle, Aaron, was a Holocaust victim. Arn is named after Aaron, carrying his Hebrew name.
As the NBA grapples with antisemitism, Arn’s family history is educating the Detroit Pistons. freep.com/story/sports/n…6:00 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Time to tune in.
📺 #CavsPistons tips at 6:00PM ET on @BallySportsCLE5:46 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
#Pistons starters: Killian Hayes, Rodney McGruder, Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Livers and Marvin Bagley III. – 5:40 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons starters: Hayes, McGruder, Bey, Livers and Bagley – 5:39 PM
Serena Winters @SerenaWinters
Darius Garland about to join me on the #Cavs pregame show right NOW on @BallySportsCLE5:29 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
#Cavs are starting Robin Lopez tonight in place of Jarrett Allen. He’ll be with Garland, Mitchell, Wade, and Mobley in the first five. – 5:27 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
#Cavs to start Garland, Mitchell, Wade, E. Mobley and Robin Lopez tonight vs. Detroit
@Cleveland Cavaliers Live gets you set for it coming up at 5:30 pm on @BallySportsCLE #LetEmKnow5:25 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs starting lineup tonight here in Detroit:
Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Dean Wade, Evan Mobley and Robin Lopez – 5:25 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Sunday’s Starting 🖐️ for #CavsPistons pic.twitter.com/agHETnBna65:24 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
The Pistons have played the second-highest total of games so far (21, tied with the Spurs), second-most road games (13, tied with the Nuggets) and have already played six back-to-back sets. Tough schedule – 4:46 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Tonight’s injury report presented by @HenryFordHealth. pic.twitter.com/dQhFFxG9vn4:44 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs J.B. Bickerstaff said both Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert are out tonight against the Pistons. – 4:37 PM
Serena Winters @SerenaWinters
J.B. Bickerstaff says both Jarrett Allen & Caris LeVert are out tonight. #Cavs4:34 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
#Cavs will be without both Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen tonight in Detroit. – 4:33 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Guess who’s back. #LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/KRXh0hmzOy4:30 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Pistons coach Dwane Casey on Cade Cunningham’s injury: “Whatever he decides I’m 100 percent behind him” – 4:25 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey said he’s been keeping Cade engaged by asking him what he’s seeing in game. – 4:25 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey on keeping Cade engaged during his injury: “Cade was on the bench talking, observing. I was asking him what he saw, he was giving his three cents’-worth.” No update on his injury, but Casey said he’s “100% behind” whatever Cade decides as far as undergoing surgery. – 4:25 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey said the Pistons’ ball movement during their wins over Denver and Utah last week was probably the best he’d seen since becoming coach here. Credited ball movement and simply making shots for the wins. – 4:23 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey said Bey has been “putting in work” to get his ankle ready for today’s game – 4:22 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Asked Dwane Casey, who is part of the competition committee, about Detroit playing out West for two weeks and then playing an early home game less than 24 hours after landing: Said it’s something that needs to be addressed for player safety. Said he’d like two see a 2-day buffer. – 4:21 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons’ Saddiq Bey is available tonight. Ivey and Bogey join Cade and Stew as out. – 4:19 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Saddiq Bey and Cory Joseph are available for tonight’s game against the #Cavs.
Bojan Bogdanovic, Jaden Ivey and Isaiah Stewart are out. Cade Cunningham is also still out. – 4:17 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Saddiq Bey will return today after missing four games with a right ankle sprain. Cory Joseph (non-COVID illness) will also return today.
Bojan Bodganovic (right knee and ankle soreness), Jaden Ivey (right knee soreness) and Isaiah Stewart (right great toe sprain) are all out. – 4:11 PM
Danny Cunningham @RealDCunningham
Pistons have ruled out Isaiah Stewart, Bojan Bogdanovic, and Jaden Ivey. Saddiq Bey and Cory Joseph are available tonight against the #Cavs. – 3:42 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs
Back in Motor City.
@keybank | #LetEmKnow2:30 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Raptors have upgraded Pascal Siakam (right adductor strain) to questionable for the Cleveland game. Siakam has been sidelined since sustaining the injury in Dallas on Nov. 4.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com12:57 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Thunder ranked 7th in defense in six October games. OKC has ranked 26th in defense in 14 games since then, ahead of the Magic, Pistons, Jazz and Spurs.
Meanwhile, OKC was 26th in offense in October, and it has the 12th offense in November.
Didn’t see that flip coming. – 12:49 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Pascal Siakam isn’t sure when he’ll be back but said he’s progressing every day, will see how he feels and leave it up to the medical staff. Sounds like there’s a chance he plays vs Cleveland tomorrow. If not, Wednesday in New Orleans is a possibility. – 12:21 PM

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