Coming off a tough swing through Wisconsin, the Detroit Pistons return home on Thursday for another big test, as they take on the red-hot Cleveland Cavaliers.
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After a hard-fought battle against the undefeated Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, the Pistons did not have the same fortunes in their rematch on Wednesday night. The Bucks jumped out in front early, and never let Detroit get too close. With 31 points scored in the fourth quarter, Milwaukee was able to sweep the week set by a final score of 116-91.
The loss marked just the second time this season that the Pistons did not hit 100 points on the night. Isaiah Stewart earned his third-straight double-double, scoring 16 points while grabbing 10 rebounds. Saddiq Bey led the squad by putting up 22 points.
The hits just keep on coming for Detroit, as they get a chance to take on the second-best team in the Eastern Conference, as the Cavaliers are just one game back of the Bucks, thanks to a loss on opening night at the hands of the Toronto Raptors. However, since then, Cleveland has been unstoppable, showing they can blow out their opponents while pulling out wins against some of the top teams in the NBA. That was shown over the past week, as they have a pair of overtime wins over the reigning Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics.
The Central Division rivals had a couple of close battles last season, with the Pistons and Cavs splitting the four-game series, with the home team winning each matchup.
What: NBA Basketball
Who: Cleveland Cavaliers (6-1) vs. Detroit Pistons (2-7)
When: Friday, November 4
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, Mich.)
Channel: Bally Sports Detroit
Stream: DirecTV Stream