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Cavaliers Vs. Pistons Final Score: Cleveland Mounts Comeback, Escapes 101-100

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.


4:15 remaining in the 4th 1 2 3 4 Total
Detroit Pistons 29 26 22 10 87
Cleveland Cavaliers 30 14 22 23 89

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