The Cavaliers fell behind early and were behind for most of the game. The Pistons went on their first run of the game, a 7-0 push at the 10:53 mark in the 1st quarter, in a 1-minute span setting the score at 7-1. The score was 32-26 after Kevin Love made a jump shot, cutting.
Cleveland Cavalier’s deficit to 6 points to finish out the 1st quarter. Brown stole the ball from Darius Garland as the score was 61-50 ending the 2nd quarter. At the 10:12 mark in the 4th quarter, Brown made a three-pointer from a Derrick Rose assist extending the Detroit Pistons 3 point lead.
The Cavaliers were hoping to come back as Thompson made a shot, cutting the Cavaliers deficit to 1, a huge play at the 8:38 mark in the 4th quarter. With 5:45 left in the 4th quarter, Sekou Doumbouya made a three-pointer from a Rose assist extending the Pistons 6 point lead.
The Pistons went on a 9-0 run at the 7:16 mark in the 4th quarter, in a 3-minute span making it 99-91. Rose stole the ball from Sexton, with 2:06 left in the 4th quarter. Tristan Thompson led the Cavaliers 3 minutes 8-0 push with 4:05 left in the 4th quarter scoring 6 points and setting the score at 100-100. To send the game to overtime.
Derrick Rose missed a jump shot as the score was 102-102. It was very tight over time. Darius Garland turned the ball over, at the 3:31 mark in the overtime. At the 2:49 mark in the overtime, Collin Sexton made a jump shot to tie the game.
Derrick Rose made a jump shot, extending the Pistons 4 point lead, with 1:59 left in the overtime. Garland made a shot to tie the game, a key play with 1:15 left in the overtime. With 1:52 left in the overtime, the Cavaliers went on a 9-0 run fueled by 5 points by Kevin Love to set the score at 110-115. To finish out the game Thon Maker missed a layup as the closing score was 112-115.
Top performers for the Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson contributed 35 points (15-of-20 FG), 7 offensive rebounds and 14 rebounds. Matthew Dellavedova had only 2 points (1-of-1 FG) and 4 assists. Darius Garland had 20 points (8-of-14 from the field) and 7 assists.
Kevin Love contributed 17 points (6-of-14 shooting) and 9 rebounds. Collin Sexton contributed 19 points (9-of-19 FG) and 6 rebounds. Notable players for the Pistons: Andre Drummond had 28 points (13-of-24 from the field), 10 offensive rebounds and 23 rebounds.
Bruce Brown had 17 points (6-of-14 FG) and 8 assists. Thon Maker had 8 rebounds. Derrick Rose contributed 27 points (13-of-24 FG), 5 assists and 7 rebounds. Sekou Doumbouya had a good performance with 8 points (3-of-5 from the field), but he has been struggling this season averaging 2 points. Both teams were at full strength today with no notable injuries.
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