Box Score: Pistons 100, Cavaliers 101

Fascinating game. Kyrie Irving and the rest of the Cavaliers not named Antawn Jamison were sleep walking through 3 quarters. But in the 4th quarter, Kyrie Irving and Alonzo Gee took over this game. The Cavaliers outscored the Pistons 35-23 in the 4th quarter to pull out a nice comeback win.

I remember plenty of LeBron James games earlier in his career where he seemed disengaged and lethargic for 3 quarters only to lead the Cavaliers to wins in the 4th quarter. Kyrie Irving did much the same tonight. He was passive and lacking aggression on the offensive side of the ball for 3 quarters, before finding a way to wake up and score 17 fourth quarter points in leading the charge. These are the kinds of learning experiences you like to see young teams learn. To be a good team, you have to find ways to win games when you’re not at your best or most energetic. That’s what the Cavaliers did in this game. Nice win for the wine and gold.

Detroit

Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
B. Knight G 35:42 8-12 4-5 4-4 +1 2 5 3 2 1 0 0 3 24
R. Stuckey G 34:28 5-13 0-2 6-8 +6 0 5 5 3 0 2 0 2 16
G. Monroe C 35:00 8-16 0-0 3-4 +5 4 11 7 2 3 1 2 2 19
T. Prince F 33:08 2-15 1-3 2-2 +8 0 6 4 0 0 1 1 1 7
J. Maxiell F 18:09 2-4 0-0 1-2 -14 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 5
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
Totals 37-95 7-17 19-24 16 44 22 11 9 8 7 23 100
Percentages .389 .412 .792 Team Rebounds: 10
B. Gordon 25:44 7-17 2-3 0-0 -5 0 4 0 2 0 0 2 3 16
J. Jerebko 23:55 4-12 0-2 1-2 +13 5 6 1 0 1 0 2 4 9
B. Wallace 13:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 1 0
D. Wilkins 11:45 1-2 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2
W. Bynum 9:09 0-4 0-2 2-2 -9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
A. Daye DNP – Coach’s Decision
V. Macklin DNP – Coach’s Decision
W. Russell Jr. DNP – Coach’s Decision

Cleveland

Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
K. Irving G 38:35 8-15 3-4 6-6 -5 1 5 8 6 2 2 1 3 25
D. Gibson G 36:45 2-6 2-5 2-2 -4 0 4 3 1 1 3 0 4 8
S. Erden C 15:56 2-5 0-0 1-2 -7 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 5
A. Jamison F 39:37 11-22 3-5 7-14 -5 4 10 2 0 1 0 0 2 32
O. Casspi F 23:10 3-6 0-1 2-2 -13 1 3 0 3 1 1 1 1 8
Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
Totals 34-78 9-18 24-32 15 49 23 17 8 7 8 18 101
Percentages .436 .500 .750 Team Rebounds: 12
A. Gee 24:50 5-11 1-3 5-5 +14 5 11 3 1 2 0 1 1 16
R. Sessions 20:40 2-4 0-0 1-1 +11 0 5 7 3 0 0 0 2 5
T. Thompson 20:29 0-5 0-0 0-0 +2 3 7 0 1 1 0 3 1 0
R. Hollins 19:58 1-4 0-0 0-0 +12 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 2
C. Eyenga DNP – Coach’s Decision
L. Harangody DNP – Coach’s Decision
M. Harris DNP – Coach’s Decision
S. Samuels DNP – Coach’s Decision
  • Brian2191

    Anybody else see Kyrie’s behind the back pass to a breaking Gee in those final minutes? I have no idea how that guy pulled it off so fast.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    So, not to be “that guy” but, go ahead and just keep winning until we have a Title.

    Kyrie and ‘Zo are looking pretty good together.  Add Andy back in, plus whoever we can get in the next draft or two….

  • http://twitter.com/oribiasi oribiasi

    Did TT really play 20 minutes and not score?  Hmm…

  • Hear It Now

    Amazing looking back sometimes. Jan Vesely’s PER is 7.72! Yikes. This for a #6 pick. So glad the Cavs passed on this guy.