With the Cavaliers losing, the Detroit Pistons were the only Central Division team that was victorious Thursday or Friday with their 109-99 upset over the Miami Heat.
Sure, the Heat may not have been at full power with Dwyane Wade serving a one-game suspension but the victory was still impressive nonetheless. Will Bynum (25 points, 10 assists) led a bench attack for Detroit that combined to produce 64 points between just four players. That performance came just two days after the Pistons' reserves chipped in 85 points in their 126-119 overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Speaking of the Hawks, Atlanta took to Cleveland in the fourth quarter Friday night with Jeff Teague going off for a career-high 27 points. Kyrie Irving had 28 of his own, but none of those came in the final 2:53 as the Cavaliers went scoreless from that point on.
Anderson Varejao missed Friday's game with the same knee injury that has kept him out of the previous four games. The league's leading rebounder has already been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Nets, but he should be back soon with his ailment being of the non-serious variety, according to Sam Amico of Fox Spots Ohio.