Cleveland has had a hard time adjusting without LeBron James after the four-time MVP signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Pistons have won their four games by a combined 13 points, and they haven't played too tough a schedule.
Six Cavaliers scored in double figures including Jordan Clarkson who finished with 18 and George Hill who had 15. If he is unable to play in Saturday night's match-up against the Indiana Pacers, Sam Dekker could be called on to play at power forward, according to a report from Joe Vardon of The Athletic.More news: IPhone XR now available from T
Detroit kept its ideal record intact with a 110-103 victory on Thursday over the winless Cleveland Cavaliers, who were missing their best player, Kevin Love. Cleveland fell to 0-and-5 on the season, including 0-and-3 on the road.
He's right back at it this season, leading Indy in scoring and assists again through their first five games.
IN comes to town trying to keep pace with the division's top two teams, Milwaukee and Detroit, neither of whom have lost a game this season.More news: Maintaining CBI's integrity is a precondition, says FM Arun Jaitley
The Cavaliers will need Hood to up his intensity on both ends if they hope to slow down Oladipo on Saturday night.
DETROIT (110): Johnson 3-5 0-0 7, Griffin 9-13 4-5 26, Drummond 11-17 4-6 26, Jackson 4-12 5-10 16, Bullock 2-10 1-2 5, Pachulia 0-2 2-2 2, I.Smith 4-7 0-0 10, Galloway 3-6 1-2 8, Kennard 4-4 0-0 8, Brown 0-0 0-2 0, Robinson III 1-2 0-0 2. Fouled Out-Korver, Osman. Rebounds-Cleveland 30 (Nance Jr., Osman 6), Detroit 48 (Drummond 22).
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Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) shoots over Detroit Pistons guard Ish Smith (14) in the second half at Little Caesars Arena. Technicals-Cleveland coach Cavaliers (Defensive three second), Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, Detroit coach Pistons (Defensive three second).