It wasn’t pretty, but the Detroit Pistons are now 4-0 for the first time since 2008-09, as the team took a minimalistic approach in their 110-103 triumph over the hapless Cleveland Cavaliers.
Blake Griffin was excellent once again, keeping his league-leading scoring average up with an under-the-radar 26 points, also adding 10 rebounds. He also kept up his torrid three-point shooting by nailing four of his five shots from deep. Andre Drummond was dominant as well, going for his second 20-20 game of the season with 26 points and 22 rebounds, also notching his fourth double-double in as many games. Luke Kennard was also excellent off the bench tonight, hitting all four of his jumpers before exiting with a sprained shoulder from a hard pick set by Channing Frye.
Luke Kennard suffered a right shoulder sprain, with a possible separation according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Cleveland was led by their bench, with Kyle Korver scoring a team-high 21 points, with Jordan Clarkson also putting up 18. Rookie point guard Collin Sexton also scored 14 off the bench as he continues to attempt to take over the team’s starting role. Without Kevin Love to go to in the paint, the Cavs were frequently forced into bad shots towards the end of the shot clock, also leaving Frye and Tristan Thompson vulnerable to Detroit’s Twin Towers.
The undefeated Pistons take on the struggling Boston Celtics on Saturday, while Cleveland will play the upstart Indiana Pacers.
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