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

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

Cleveland: 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