Philippines, 19 Jan 2020
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


NBA -- Pistons burn Cavs with 17 made 3s


PhilBoxing.com




CHICAGO -- Entering Sunday afternoon's showdown at the Quicken Loans Arena, the Detroit Pistons were one of the most disappointing teams of the 2014-15 season, winning just six games in 29 starts.

But playing LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers proved to be a huge incentive as the Pistons played like title contenders and registered a stunning 103-80 blowout that made the partisan crowd boo the home team.

Brandon Jennings swished 5-of-9 from downtown for 25 points while Andre Drummond lent his muscle down low with 16 points and 17 boards. Jodie Meeks joined the fray with 14 while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 13. Greg Monroe and Jonas Jerebko contributed 10 apiece in Detroit's total team effort.

After Kevin Love knocked a jumper with 11:15 to go in the second quarter, the Cavs surged ahead 32-17. That's when the Pistons awoke and countered with 33-1Det5 run that gave them a 50-47 halftime lead. Detroit carried the momentum in the third and entered the fourth quarter comfortably ahead, 77-61.

The Pistons converted only a modest 41 of 91 shots, but their franchise-best 17-for-31 fare from the 3-point arc was too much for Cleveland to overcome.

"They shot the heck out of the ball," LeBron James told reporters during his post-game chat with reporters.

James finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, a fine effort that fell way short for a Cavs team that missed 24 of their 29 attempted threes and shot just 37.8 percent from the field (31 of 82) overall.

Love submitted 20 points for Cleveland while Tristan Thompson pitched in a healthy 18 and 11 boards, but no other Cavalier made a meaningful contribution to avert Sunday's disaster. Kyrie Irving missed his second straight start with a knee contusion and his replacement, Matthew Delavedova, turned in only three points.

Despite the loss, the Cavaliers remained in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. But with an 18-12 slate, they now trail the 20-9 Chicago Bulls by a full three games for ownership of the Central Division.

Winners of back-to-back games since dismissing pricey forward Josh Smith last Monday, the Pistons moved up their record slightly to 7-23, 13th place in the Eastern Conference and 6.5 games off of a playoffs berth. (Homer D. Sayson)

Photo: Brandon Jennings (L) led Detroit's barrage of 3s by drilling 5-for-9 from downtown as Detroit blew out the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-80.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Homer D. Sayson.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Triple WBA World Title Rumble in "KO To Drugs" Festival in Panama
    By Carlos Costa, , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • QUIGG AND CARROLL CLASH IN MANCHESTER
    , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • Floyd needs Manny to stay relevant
    By Joaquin Henson, , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • VLADIMIR SHISHKIN REGISTERS UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY ON 250th EDITION OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FRIDAY ON SHOWTIME®
    , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • Blair 'The Flair' Cobbs Battles Samuel Kotey on Valentines Day Live on DAZN
    , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • BOXING COMMENTATOR DAVIES SAYS PACQUIAO-MCGREGOR FIGHT COULD EARN $250 MILLION AND MANNY WILL WIN BY KO
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • JULIAN WILLIAMS VS. JEISON ROSARIO OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
    , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • Denver Nuggets outshines Golden State Warriors, 134-131 in riveting Overtime
    By Emmanuel Rivera, RRT, , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • Split-T Management's World Ranked Junior Lightweight Abraham Nova Makes Top Rank Debut Against Pedro Navarrete in Verona, New York
    , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • Weigh-In Results: Eleider Alvarez vs. Michael Seals and Felix Verdejo vs. Manuel-Rey Rojas
    , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • Weights from Hallandale, Florida
    , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • KEELER: ‘DELUDED’ ANDRADE IS WRONG TO LOOK PAST ME
    , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • NBA Daily: Ingram’s 49 Trumps Mitchell’s 46, as Pelicans Outlast Jazz 138-132 in Overtime
    By Reylan Loberternos, , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • YAFAI AND CHOCOLATITO CLASH IN TEXAS
    , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • NBA -- RoLo tells PhilBoxing: "I need of that Jollibee spaghetti"
    By Japheth Bandi, , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • JONES TAKES ON TEAM USA CAPTAINCY
    , Sat, 18 Jan 2020
  • Snips and Snipes 16 January 2020: Wilder-Fury Buildup
    By Eric Armit, , Fri, 17 Jan 2020
  • VLADIMIR SHISHKIN VS. ULISES SIERRA OFFICIAL WEIGHTS & QUOTES
    , Fri, 17 Jan 2020
  • JULIAN WILLIAMS VS. JEISON ROSARIO FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    , Fri, 17 Jan 2020
  • Light Heavyweight Rivals Eleider Alvarez and Michael Seals Give Back to Local Children Ahead of Saturday's ESPN-Televised Main Event
    , Fri, 17 Jan 2020
  • JASON QUIGLEY TO BATTLE OSCAR 'RATON' CORTES IN THE MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY AND DAZN'S THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
    , Fri, 17 Jan 2020
  • NBA -- Bulls "dig one out" against Wiz
    By Andrew Schroeder, , Fri, 17 Jan 2020
  • TRIO OF TOP PROSPECTS BRINGING DETROIT TO WINNAVEGAS CASINO IN IOWA THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, FOR 250TH EDITION OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION
    , Fri, 17 Jan 2020
  • NBA Daily: Fultz Posts Triple-Double to Help Magic Upset Lakers in a 119-118 Thriller in LA
    By Reylan Loberternos, , Fri, 17 Jan 2020
  • CHRISTY MARTIN VISITS EVAN “Yung Holy” HOLYFIELD at HOUSTON TRAINING CAMP WHILE HE PREPARES FOR FEBRUARY 8 FIGHT at HARD ROCK HOTEL DAYTONA BEACH
    , Fri, 17 Jan 2020




  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2020 philboxing.com.