Detroit Pistons fail to hang with the pesky Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland wins at the Palace 114-106 at the Palace

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

30th January, 2016     0

AUBURN HILLS, MI - The Cleveland Cavaliers toyed with the Detroit Pistons at the Palace on Friday evening.   Cleveland won over the Pistons 114-106 and lead by as many as 20 points during the contest.    The Palace hosted another sell-out crowd in seeing the best team in the Eastern Conference and hottest since Christmas with a 9-1 record.   

Cleveland now playing with guard Kyvie Irving in the line-up would score 28 points in leading his team with three 20 point scorers on the night.   All-star snob Kevin Love would drain 29 points and have 9 rebounds.   The 6'10" Love would hit his several 3 pointers during the game and not be afraid to shoot the long shot.   LeBron James would play a solid game with 20 points and 8 rebounds.   The Pistons would trail at halftime by the score 66-58.

Detroit now playing respectable basketball most night's fought hard all night but just couldn't come up with the big stop.   With the full house I noticed several Great Lakes Bay fans in attendance at the Palace.    There was a large group of 140 plus students from the Bay Arenac ISD on a field trip taking in several stops on the day long trip to learn about the career fields that they might go into.    Also in attendance was Ralph Trepkowski the facilities director at the Dow Bay Area Family "Y" who offered these comments on the game against the Cavaliers.    "Detroit fought hard at times but would commit turnovers at the wrong time to lead to Cleveland points."    Trepkowski also mentioned that it is exciting to see the full house at the Palace again. 

The Pistons were lead by Andre Drummond with 20 points while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope would throw in 19 points on the night.    Piston guard Brandon Jennings saw some action tonight and is now getting back into rotation.   The Pistons record drops to 25-22 on the season.   They now travel to Toronto for a game against the Raptors on Saturday evening.  

LeBron James would also reach a NBA milestone in the game by recording his 26,000th point.   He now is the youngest player in NBA history to reach that number passing Kobe Bryant. 

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