Game Recap: Pistons Road Struggles Continue
The Detroit Pistons are now (1-7) on the road this season. If it wasn’t for the fact that they’re the only team in the NBA that’s still undefeated at home, fans in the Motor City would be hitting the panic button right now.
There is not much to say about tonight’s 104-81 loss to the defending NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers. This match-up appeared over after the first quarter when Cleveland led 30-19.
Dating back to last year’s playoff series, the Pistons have lost five straight vs the Cavs. Kyrie Irving shot 11-15 from the field and Lebron James was 9-14. Both of these all-star caliber performances came in less than thirty minutes of play.
Jon Leuer led Detroit in scoring tonight with 15 points. Leuer was the only Pistons player who hit the double digit mark in scoring.
It’s incredibly difficult to sugar coat this. The Pistons got absolutely steam-rolled. It was as ugly as you could imagine. The Cavs won the rebound battle, the turnover battle, and outshot Detroit by nearly 20% from the field.
The Pistons fell to (6-7) on the year and now are in the dangerous world of “under .500”. Detroit will try and remain unbeaten at home tomorrow night when they take on the Celtics (6-6).
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