The Cleveland Cavaliers have now lost five straight, falling to the Detroit Pistons for the first time this season, 87-75. The Cavs were never really in it Wednesday night and are now only a game 'behind' Detroit in the lottery standings.
The Cavaliers shot a mere 35-percent for the game, turned the ball over 15 times and had 11 of their shots blocked (a season high for the Pistons). Rookie Kyrie Irving did his best to lead a comeback in the fourth quarter, but the rest of the Cavs could not hit their shots. Irving finished with 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists to go along with five first half turnovers.
The Pistons were led by Tayshaun Prince, who tied his season high with 29 points. Irving's rookie counterpart Brandon Knight had a pretty good game, too, scoring 16 points and assisting on five baskets.
Cleveland returns to action again on Friday vs. the Bucks.