The game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons will take place at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 8 at 7:00 PM ET.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will welcome the Detroit Pistons to Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for an NBA game on Wednesday. The Cavaliers won 91-114 in their last game over the Wizards. Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen scored 23 points apiece and Donovan Mitchell added 21 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-91 rout of the Washington Wizards on Monday night.
All five Cleveland starters were in double figures by halftime, and the Cavaliers won for the fourth time in five games. Evan Mobley finished with 16 points and Isaac Okoro contributed 12. Cleveland shot 63% in the first half, leading 37-25 after one quarter and 66-46 after two. “To me, the most important thing is, there were very little up and downs,” coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “We played at a consistently high level, and that’s what we’re aiming to do.”
Cleveland led by as many as 28 points. LeVert, who could be dealt this week because of his expiring contract and uncertain role, scored 10 points. “He’s a starter in this league. We’re fortunate enough to have him now where he’s in an opportunity where he’s going against second-unit guys,” Bickerstaff said. “So he can be attack-minded, he can make them pay for mistakes, whether it’s him scoring, whether it’s him facilitating — and I think he’s doing a great job on the defensive end.”
The Detroit Pistons on the other hand lost 99-111 against the Celtics in their last game. Boston reserves Marcus Smart and Luke Kornet (left ankle) missed the game with ankle injuries. Derrick White had 23 points, and reserve Malcolm Brogdon and Williams scored 15 points apiece for the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics, who lost four of their previous six games. “For 95% of the game, I thought we did a great job of taking away the momentum plays that Detroit is capable of making,” Mazzulla said.
Celtics guard Jaylen Brown, who averages 27 points, missed the game with a non-COVID illness. Sam Hauser filled in, making his first start in two seasons, and had five 3-pointers in the first half when he scored all of his 15 points. Hauser said he was informed of the opportunity about 90 minutes before the game started. “It kind of took me by surprise,” he said. “I thought they would maybe plug someone else in to start. They called my number and I was ready for it. It was my first start ever in the NBA, and it was a cool moment.”
Cleveland Cavaliers: Evan Mobley, Isaac Okoro, Jarrett Allen, Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell
Detroit Pistons: Bojan Bogdanović, Isaiah Stewart, Jalen Duren, Jaden Ivey, Alec Burks
Cleveland Cavaliers: Dylan Windler
Detroit Pistons: Cade Cunningham, Marvin Bagley III
The game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons will take place at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 PM ET.
The match between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons will be telecast live on Bally Sports Ohio, Fox Sports Ohio, Bally Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Detroit.
|Country||Channel||Date and Time|
|United States||Bally Sports Ohio, Fox Sports Ohio, Bally Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Detroit.||February 8 (7:00 PM ET)|
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