Detroit Pistons (1-3) at Cleveland Cavaliers (2-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Breslin Center)
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The Detroit Pistons tangle with the Cleveland Cavaliers to end the NBA preseason on Friday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers dropped their first game of the preseason by a 1-11-102 count to Indiana. Cleveland was outscored 31-18 in the second quarter and a second half comeback fell short. The Cavaliers came up short on marksmanship with the Pacers holding a 48.9%-44.9% edge which was the difference.
Kyle Korver was the top Cavs offensive weapon with 17 points on 6-10 from the field including four long balls. John Holland gave Cleveland 13 points on 5-7 accuracy and a 3-3 mark on threes while the twosome of Sam Dekker and George Hill contributed ten points apiece on 6-22 shooting with Hill snagging seven rebounds to go with five assists and four steals.
The Detroit Pistons never found an offensive groove in a 102-97 loss to visiting Washington on Wednesday. Detroit connected at 35.6% from the floor and the Wizards sank shots at 47% but the game as competitive with the Pistons holding a 23-14 edge at the foul line.
Andre Drummond led the Pistons with 17 points and a monster 20 rebounds on 7-17 while Blake Griffin netted 16 points on 4-10. Detroit received 13 points from Glenn Robinson II on 4-9 from the floor with Ish Smith and Reggie Bullock tossing in 12 points apiece followed by a ten point effort from Reggie Jackson.
Pistons are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and Pistons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and over is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. Under is 7-1 in Cavaliers last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest and Cavaliers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest and under is 12-5 in Cavaliers last 17 home games. Pistons are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Cleveland and Pistons are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.