Detroit 87, Cleveland 75

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #61 Courtney Kirkland, #14 Ed Malloy, #52 Scott Twardoski
Attendance - 14486

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 21 28 19 19 87
Cleveland 23 21 17 14 75

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 18-32 12-12 6-20 W2
Cleveland 17-31 9-16 8-15 L5

Recap


PISTONS 87, CAVALIERS 75: Tayshaun Prince tied his season high with 29 points and Detroit ended a four-game losing streak against a stumbling Cleveland team that equaled its season low in points.

The Pistons scored 11 of the game’s final 15 points and Prince had nine of them. The Pistons had failed to break at least 80 points in each of their last three games.

Kyrie Irving had 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists and Antawn Jamison had 17 points for the Cavaliers, who have lost five straight and eight of their last nine.

Brandon Knight had 16 points and Jason Maxiell had nine for the Pistons, who won despite scoring just 38 points in the second half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Detroit’s Rodney Stuckey left the game early in the first quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return. … Cleveland’s Anderson Varejao confirmed he will play for Brazil in the Summer Olympics despite missing two months this season with a fractured wrist. … The Cavaliers shot just 35 percent from the floor.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Cleveland
Tayshaun Prince 29 Scoring Kyrie Irving 22
Brandon Knight 5 Assists Kyrie Irving 6
Greg Monroe 10 Rebounds Tristan Thompson 11
Jonas Jerebko 3 Free Throws Made Manny Harris 3
Austin Daye 2 Steals Kyrie Irving 2
Ben Wallace 4 Blocks Antawn Jamison 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 87 42.2 7-15 10-16 18 49 11 7 11
Cleveland 75 34.5 5-17 10-12 20 48 9 6 15

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .235 after a win and .419 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Chicago . The Pistons have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .281 after a loss.
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