Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > NBA Forum

NBA Forum NBA Message Board - NBA Fan Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2016, 08:49 AM   #1
Lebron23
2nd Greatest Player
 
Lebron23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Land of 6 NBA titles
Posts: 54,095
Default 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

@

Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena















Quote:
Another offensive outburst lifted the Cleveland Cavaliers to a statement victory, even largely without Kyrie Irving. Meanwhile, the short-handed Detroit Pistons continued their freefall with another defensive lapse.

The Eastern Conference-leading Cavaliers seek their sixth straight win Monday night while extending a losing streak of the same length for the visiting Pistons, whose season-high skid has them on the outside looking in on the postseason race.

If Sunday's game at Oklahoma City was a benchmark for Cleveland (40-14), it passed with flying colors by logging its second five-game winning streak since Tyronn Lue stepped in as coach for the fired David Blatt on Jan. 22.

The Cavaliers shot 51.3 percent and scored 95 points through three quarters on the way to a 115-92 rout of the Thunder, a consensus championship contender in the West.

Kevin Love finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds, and LeBron James had 25 points, 11 assists and seven boards for Cleveland, which scored at least 115 for the third time in four games and made at least half its shots for the sixth time in Lue's 13 in charge.

The Cavs were once thought of as a team that struggled against the NBA's best, going 1-3 against Golden State, San Antonio and Oklahoma City through the season's opening three months, but wins over the Spurs on Jan. 30 and the Thunder give Lue hope his team is shedding that label.

"I would like to say that," he said. "I hope so. When we play teams that are great teams, we always seem to rise for the challenge."

They did it Sunday mostly without Irving, who started and played nine minutes in the first quarter but sat the rest of the game because of flu-like symptoms. The Cavs, who are 23-4 at Quicken Loans Arena, also played without Iman Shumpert (sprained left shoulder) and Mo Williams (sore left knee).

Cleveland is still trying to complete Channing Frye's physical process after acquiring him in a trade with Orlando last week, and Shumpert and Williams are questionable for Monday.

Detroit (27-29) dressed only 11 players for Sunday's 111-106 loss to New Orleans as Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton were unavailable due to complications from last week's trade with Houston. Motiejunas still hasn't been cleared after testing his back injury, but the deal has been given an extension until 6 p.m. on Monday.

The Pistons will be without another piece Monday after Anthony Tolliver sprained his knee in a collision against the Pelicans. Tolliver will have an MRI on Monday.

Sunday's loss made it five in a row for the Pistons, who would miss the playoffs if they started today.

The latest defeat came while surrendering the NBA's top individual performance this season to Anthony Davis. Detroit had no answer for the Pelicans' All-Star, who made 24 of 34 shots while finishing with 59 points and 20 rebounds.

Davis surpassed James' scoring record of 48 points at the Palace of Auburn Hills, set in an Eastern Conference finals game on June 1, 2007.

"That one is on me. That was terrible coaching - terrible," coach Stan Van Gundy said. "You've got to come up with something. You can't let a guy get 59. That's on me."

Detroit was tied with Indiana for ninth in the league after surrendering 100 points per game over 46 contests through Jan. 27, but opponents have exceeded that number in nine of 10 since while averaging 105.9.

Opponents are shooting 49.9 percent during the Pistons' losing streak.

These two teams split the first two games in the season series, but both were at Detroit, which is 11-18 on the road.

http://www.nba.com/games/20160222/DE...:google:1b:pre
Lebron23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 06:13 PM   #2
Hey Yo
NBA rookie of the year
 
Hey Yo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 6,944
Default Re: 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

Joe Gabriele ‏@CavsJoeG 55 minutes ago
Per Coach Lue, Kyrie Irving will go tonight vs. DET, Iman Shumpert will not.
Hey Yo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 07:16 PM   #3
zizozain
15-1
 
zizozain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,122
Default Re: 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

link with Austin Carr announcing the game please
zizozain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 07:20 PM   #4
Dr Hawk
Lord Olajuwon
 
Dr Hawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,963
Default Re: 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

Nice start by Love
Dr Hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 07:47 PM   #5
Im Still Ballin
Maître Du Déguisement
 
Im Still Ballin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 14,373
Default Re: 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

Kyrie!
Im Still Ballin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 07:48 PM   #6
Achilleas
Local High School Star
 
Achilleas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,492
Default Re: 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

detroit 2 squad baynes and blake sack
Achilleas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 07:49 PM   #7
Tarik One
NBA sixth man of the year
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 7,501
Default Re: 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Hawk
Nice start by Love
After the monster game by AD, you would think Love would have a decent game against them as well.
Tarik One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 08:03 PM   #8
k0kakw0rld
The Special One
 
k0kakw0rld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: GOATHAM CITY
Posts: 4,356
Default Re: 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

BEST PF in the game
k0kakw0rld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 08:05 PM   #9
raprap
College star
 
raprap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,146
Default Re: 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

Bron with the 8 second violation
raprap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 08:05 PM   #10
Im Still Ballin
Maître Du Déguisement
 
Im Still Ballin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 14,373
Default Re: 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

Why do NBA players risk it all the ****ing time with 8 seconds? ****ing idiots. Get the ball across the court
Im Still Ballin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 08:10 PM   #11
raprap
College star
 
raprap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,146
Default Re: 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Im Still Ballin
Why do NBA players risk it all the ****ing time with 8 seconds? ****ing idiots. Get the ball across the court
Yea it's retarded.
raprap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 08:13 PM   #12
Lebron23
2nd Greatest Player
 
Lebron23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Land of 6 NBA titles
Posts: 54,095
Default Re: 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

Lebron needs to be more aggressive in the 2nd half. Pistons 56. Cavaliers 49.
Lebron23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 08:38 PM   #13
Young X
NBA lottery pick
 
Young X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 5,837
Default Re: 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

Cavs down by 17 at home against the Pistons
Young X is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 08:44 PM   #14
raprap
College star
 
raprap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,146
Default Re: 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

Pace has picked up
raprap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2016, 08:46 PM   #15
Im Still Ballin
Maître Du Déguisement
 
Im Still Ballin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 14,373
Default Re: 2/22 Detroit Pistons (27-29) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (40-14)

Jesus ****ing christ Lebron

Stop caring about your numbers and MAKE the wide open pass to a wide open Channing Frye at the 3
Im Still Ballin is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:36 AM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site















Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy