Pistons challenge strong, but that’s not enough against Cavaliers
The Detroit Pistons came close to upsetting the Cavaliers in Game 1. The Cleveland Cavaliers that featured Kevin Love as the lone big man pulled out the game by outscoring Detroit 30-18 in the final 11 minutes for a 106-101 win. The Cavaliers have now won as many games in which they trailed entering the fourth quarter as they did in the 2015 postseason. The duel between the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers is scheduled to play at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena. The game will be televised on TNT.
The Cleveland Cavalier’s Big Three of Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love combined for 81 points in Game 1. All three made critical plays after the Pistons seemed to be making an attempt to pull off a stunning upset. Kevin Love is a very good power forward who can space the floor and pull defenders away from the basket, creating driving lanes for Irving and James. Kevin Love is also very good at the 3 point line. Love can also take advantage of smaller defenders in the post, making his way into the paint.
The Cavs knew that this first round matchup was going to be difficult because the Pistons are a decent team and provide matchup problems for them. The Cavs adjusted well in game 1 by moving Love to the five spot on the floor. The move worked and Cleveland outscored Detroit 30-18 to claim the Game 1 victory. Best Sports Site Blog thinks that Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy will make an adjustment for Detroit in game 2, however the Cavs will have too much firepower and will take a 2-0 series lead.
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NBA: Detroit Pistons Provide Cleveland Cavaliers First Playoff Hurdle
The Detroit Pistons beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 112 -110 in overtime on Wednesday in their final game of the regular season. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons will face each other again this weekend in the first game of the playoffs. The Cleveland Cavaliers will start the Eastern Conference playoffs this weekend as the No. 1 seed, hosting the No. 8 Detroit Pistons in the opening round. Best Sports Site Blog thinks this could be a difficult matchup for the Cavaliers. They’ve dropped three of four games to Detroit and they’ll face the Pistons once more in the playoffs. Game 1 of the NBA playoffs First Round between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons is scheduled for Sunday, April 17, 2:00 PM ET, in Cleveland at the Quicken Loans Arena. The game will be broadcast on ABC.
The last time these two teams met in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena, it was Detroit winning 96-88 as a 9.5-point underdog. LeBron James did not have a good game as he scored just 12 points for the Cavs. On the other hand, Reggie Jackson had a good game and led the Pistons with 23 points. There is concern over Jackson’s health as he was pulled from Tuesday’s 99-93 loss to the Miami Heat because of an abdominal strain. However, Jackson says he will be ready for the playoffs. Jackson is the best Detroit Piston’s offensive player, putting up 22.1 points and 7.3 assists per 36 minutes.
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