Game Preview: Pistons Attempt to Avoid Sweep Against Cleveland

Down 3-0 in the first round of the NBA Playoffs to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pistons look to avoid the broom tonight in Game 4.

The series has been tough for Detroit. In two of the first three games, the Pistons the Cavs well, but were unable to win either game. While the Pistons have yet to beat LeBron James and the Cavs, Detroit has shown they can compete but just aren’t good enough yet. What Detroit has shown is very encouraging for the future, as many of the Pistons’ players enter their prime.

Probable Lineups 

Detroit Pistons

PG: Reggie Jackson

SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

SF: Marcus Morris

PF: Tobias Harris

C: Andre Drummond

Cleveland Cavaliers 

PG: Kyrie Irving

SG: J.R. Smith

SF: LeBron James

PF: Kevin Love

C: Tristan Thompson

Injuries 

Detroit- Reggie Bullock(leg) is doubtful to play in Game 4 after missing Game 3. He played well in the first two games of the series.

Cavaliers- Mo Williams is yet to play for Cleveland in the series.

For Detroit, looking to avoid the brooms, is about the best thing they can hope for. While winning the series is highly improbable, it is not impossible. The Pistons must come out and outplay the Cavs from the start.

Featured image via: Cleveland.com

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