The Cleveland Cavaliers stormed all the way back from a 17-point deficit to steal victory from the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night at Quickens Loan Arena, 101-100.
Antawn Jamison paced the Cavs with 32 points and 10 rebounds, and Kyrie Irving added 25 points while leading a furious fourth-quarter comeback. Trailing 77-66 entering the final frame, Cleveland quickly mounted its charge, drawing ahead with just less than six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter on a Jamison three.
The Pistons briefly regained the lead but Irving continued to orchestrate the surge, finishing with 17 points in the final quarter and pushing Cleveland to a 95-92 lead on a left-handed layup with just more than a minute left.
Detroit again responded, this time with a Brandon Knight three that tied the score. But Alonzo Gee grabbed an offensive rebound and threw down a two-handed dunk with just 25.4 seconds remaining to give Cleveland a 97-95 advantage.
The Cavs sealed the comeback victory with perfect free throw shooting down the stretch, and Ben Gordon's buzzer-beating three proved useless except to his scoring average.
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