VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
BOX/MMA
CFL
More
Betting Tools

 
Cavs stay hot, rally past Pistons, 93-89

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Kyrie Irving's 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 27.2 seconds remaining lifted the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 93-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

Advertisement
Tristan Thompson scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter for Cleveland, overpowering Detroit's vaunted front line as the Cavs rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final period. Cleveland has won four straight and snapped the Pistons' three-game winning streak.

Andre Drummond had 16 points and 17 rebounds for the Pistons, but he didn't do much in the fourth quarter, when Thompson took control inside.

Cleveland led by one in the final minute when Irving stepped back and made his big 3-pointer to put the Cavs ahead 89-85.

Cleveland beat the Pistons for the first time in eight meetings.

Detroit was playing its second game under interim coach John Loyer after Maurice Cheeks was fired Sunday, and this was a repeat of the problems the Pistons have had all season at home. Detroit has lost six games at The Palace when leading after three quarters.

It was 76-66 in the fourth when the Cavaliers cut into the lead with an 8-0 run capped by Thompson's dunk off a nice pass from Irving. Detroit tried to hold on, but Irving made two free throws with 2:06 remaining, giving Cleveland its first lead of the game at 82-81.

Josh Smith spun to the basket for a dunk to put the Pistons back ahead, but Thompson came up with an offensive rebound and dunked to put the Cavs up 84-83. After Smith missed inside, a put-back dunk by Thompson made it 86-83.

Kyle Singler cut Cleveland's lead to one when he made two free throws with 51.4 seconds left, but with the Cavaliers' next possession seemingly going nowhere, Irving found enough space to make his second 3-pointer of the game - and Detroit never recovered.

Irving finished with 23 points. Thompson had seven of his 15 rebounds in the fourth quarter.

Drummond had 10 offensive rebounds, but the Pistons' poor outside shooting finally caught up to them. Detroit went 9 for 38 outside the paint, including 4 of 23 from 3-point range.

Rodney Stuckey was limited to 12 points for Detroit because of dizziness, and Cleveland was without Anderson Varejao, who sat out a second straight game with a sore back.

NOTES: Rookie Anthony Bennett, who had his first career double-double on Tuesday in a win over Sacramento, scored only two points against Detroit. ... Drummond had only two points and two rebounds in the fourth quarter.

Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
David: Game 5 - Cavs at Celtics
Intertops: Wednesday's Best Bet
BetDSI: Celtics look to hold serve
BetOnline.ag: Cavs made East 'chalk'
Bookmaker: Cavs, C's knotted 2-2
Bookmaker: Warriors, Rockets knotted
News: 2018 Playoff Results
News: Conference Finals Odds
Clippers, Rivers agree to extension
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NBA Hot Streaks
6-1 L7 Guarantees, 11-3 L14 Picks
7-1 L8, 11-2 Postseason Run
2-0 Yesterday, 15-7 L22 G-Plays
12-4 L16 G-Plays, 14-6 L20 Picks
3-1 L4, 11-3 Picks, 8-3 G-Plays
20-9 L29 Guaranteed Plays
17-6 L23 Picks, 14-5 L19 G-Plays
2-0 Last Night, 3-1 L4 G-Plays
7-2 Last 9 NBA G-Plays
4-1 L5 Playoff Picks
21-11 L32 Over/Under Plays
3-1 Record Last 2 Days
5-2 L7 Guarantees/Totals
+3,695 NBA Net Profits TY
NBA Pro Basketball Expert Sports Picks - NBA Playoffs - Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics
2017 NBA SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smart + 3695
Antony Dinero + 2359
Mark Franco + 1582
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 580
Ben Burns + 490
Chip Chirimbes + 291
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Alex Smart 56 %
Mark Franco 55 %
Paul Bovi 55 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 3062
Alex Smart + 2311
Kevin Rogers + 1693
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 2771
Mark Franco + 475
Doc's Sports + 409
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 695
Paul Bovi + 662
Joe Nelson + 493
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership