After Kyrie Irving drilled the game-winning free throws Sunday night against the Sacramento Kings, the Cleveland Cavaliers look to keep the momentum going heading into the All-Star break with two winnable games this week.
On Tuesday night, Cleveland hosts Detroit in a matchup of Central Division cellar-dwellers. Though the Pistons have won seven of their last nine contests, they still sit at the bottom of the Central Division with an 11-22 record. In their only bout of the season, Cleveland walloped Detroit, 105-89, though that win came in the first week of the season.
This time around, the Cavaliers will be without Anderson Varejao, who suffered a broken wrist on Feb. 11. Daniel Gibson is questionable for the game due to a sprained ankle he is recovering from.
The Cavaliers will welcome the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. The Hornets have won three consecutive games, but will be on the third night of back-to-back-to-back when they face Cleveland. New Orleans is on the road at Oklahoma City and Indiana before venturing to Cleveland.