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Cavaliers Vs. Pistons Final Score: Cleveland Embarrassed By Detroit, 116-77

The Cleveland Cavaliers had a chance to gain a game on the Detroit Pistons to try and remove themselves from the basement of the Central Division, but played like they'd rather have the extra lottery odds in a 39-point shellacking on Tuesday night, losing 116-77.

The Cavaliers trailed by 50 points going into the fourth quarter, 100-50, and may have lost by 60 if the Pistons didn't clear their bench for the fourth. Rookie Brandon Knight scored a game-high 28 points on 11-for-12 shooting and assisted a game-high seven baskets to boot.

The Cavs' active rookie Tristan Thompson did have a double-double in the embarrassing loss with 12 points and 13 rebounds, but he also shot 6-for-16.

The Cavs have six games remaining on their schedule and play against Philadelphia on Wednesday night.

For more on the Cleveland Cavaliers, go to Fear The Sword. The other side's take can be found at Detroit Bad Boys. You can also check out all the professional basketball news from around the league over at SB Nation's NBA page.

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