Pistons Fall To Cavaliers

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Head coach John Kuester of the Detroit will not return next season. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Head coach John Kuester of the Detroit will not return next season. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND (WWJ/AP) – The Cavaliers were able to hold off the Pistons, including a run by Detroit that put them within one point in the final minute, but Detroit hands the Cleveland Cavaliers a rare victory 97-91 Friday night.

Speaking on 97.1 The Ticket post-game Cleveland’s Ryan Hollins: “They (Detroit) embarrassed us at home last time, let’s remember that one,” says Hollands of the last meeting between the two teams in Cleveland.

Tayshuan Prince and Richard Hamilton scored 15 points apiece for Detroit.

J.J. Hickson scored 24 points and Baron Davis hit a critical 3-pointer with 9.9 seconds remaining to put the game away for Cleveland.

The win was only the second in the last 10 games for Cleveland, while Detroit has lost three straight and six of eight. The Cavaliers also broke a seven-game home losing streak.

Davis returned for Cleveland after missing three games because of back spasms. He scored 16 points and had five assists in 24 minutes.

Hickson, who also had 15 rebounds, was 9 of 13 from the field and made all six of his free throws. Ryan Hollins and Luke Harangody scored 10 points apiece for the Cavaliers, who beat the Pistons for the first time in three games this season.

Be sure to tune into the Pistons on 97.1 The Ticket as Detroit takes on the Indiana Pacers Saturday.

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