The Detroit Pistons take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FIeldhouse on Tuesday night. The Pistons (7-13) come into Tuesday’s contest in the midst of one of their better stretches of the campaign, as they’re 3-3 over their last six games. Their most recent victory was one of their more impressive, as they toppled the San Antonio Spurs by a 132-98 score on Sunday afternoon. Christian Wood led the way for the Pistons with a career-high 28 points, adding 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. Luke Kennard furnished 20 points, four rebounds and three assists. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk contributed 13 points off the bench, while Bruce Brown matched his scoring total and also pulled down seven rebounds and dished out three assists. The Pistons will continue to be without Reggie Jackson (back) and Khryi Thomas (foot) on Tuesday. Mykhailiuk (knee) will be listed as probable. The Cavaliers (5-14) check into Tuesday’s game in rough shape, as they’ve dropped nine of the last 10 games. Their most recent stumble came at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks, which toppled them by a 119-110 score on Friday night. Darius Garland paced the Cavaliers with 21 points, complementing them with six assists and one rebound. Cedi Osman delivered 20 points, four assists, two rebounds and two steals. Larry Nance, Jr. totaled 18 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one block. Kevin Love and Collin Sexton contributed 16 points each, with Love also pulling down eight boards and dishing out seven assists. Tristan Thompson generated an 11-point, 13-rebound double-double. The Cavaliers will list Cedi Osman (back) as questionable for Tuesday’s game, while John Henson (hamstring) will likely carry the same designation. Dylan Windler (lower leg) will remain out. Tuesday’s game marks the first of four 2019-20 meetings for Detroit and Cleveland. The Pistons won the 2018-19 season series by a 3-1 margin.
December 3, 2019