Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/17

Game 1: Thursday, October 17th
Pistons84Final
Cavaliers96

Pistons 84

(2-3, 1-2 away)

Cavaliers 96

(3-1, 2-1 home)

    Coverage: STO

    7:00 PM ET, October 17, 2013

    Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

    1 2 3 4 T
    DET 25 24 18 1784
    CLE 27 19 24 2696

    Top Performers

    Det: A. Drummond 8 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Cle: A. Varejao 10 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Irving scores 15 as Cavs down Pistons 96-84

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving scored 12 of his 15 points in the third quarter to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 96-84 win over the Detroit Pistons in a preseason game Thursday night.

    Irving made a 3-pointer at the horn to end the first half and then turned his game up in the third. His assist to Earl Clark for a dunk gave the Cavs, who were missing starting guard Dion Waiters and several others, a 66-60 lead.

    Cavs rookie Sergey Karasev hit two jumpers in the fourth and fed Jermaine Taylor for a dunk to give Cleveland a 91-79 lead. Karasev started for Waiters, out with a bruised hip. Taylor scored 10 in the final period.

    Greg Monroe scored 16 and Josh Smith added 12 for the Pistons.

    Cavs rookie Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, had 12 points. Before the game, coach Mike Brown disclosed Bennett has asthma and sleep apnea.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DET
    CLE
    Points 84 96
    FGM-FGA 29-75 (.387) 38-83 (.458)
    3PM-3PA 8-22 (.364) 6-14 (.429)
    FTM-FTA 18-26 (.692) 14-19 (.737)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 8-37 17-48
    Assists 19 27
    Turnovers 21 21
    Steals 12 11
    Blocks 4 5
    Fast Break Points 11 17
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (1/0) 28 (0/0)

    Top Performers

    Detroit
    Cleveland
    Andre Drummond Drummond
    Points: 8
    Reb: 11
    Ast: 2
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 2
    Anderson Varejao Varejao
    Points: 10
    Reb: 11
    Ast: 3
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 0