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Detroit 115, Cleveland 105
When: 6:00 PM ET, Sunday, January 30, 2022
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Officials: #3 Nick Buchert, #86 Brandon Schwab, #26 Pat Fraher
Attendance: 16811

Saddiq Bey scored 31 points, Cade Cunningham recorded his second career triple-double and the host Detroit Pistons rallied past the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-105 on Sunday.

Cunningham had 19 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and three steals for Detroit, which outscored Cleveland 31-17 in the fourth quarter. Frank Jackson had 19 points, Trey Lyles supplied 15 and Isaiah Stewart added 14 while grabbing 12 rebounds.

Darius Garland led Cleveland with 24 points and seven assists, while Evan Mobley had 18 points and nine rebounds. Jarrett Allen contributed 15 points and nine rebounds and Dean Wade added 14 points. The Cavs had won eight of their previous nine.

The Cavaliers scored the first 15 points of the game as Detroit missed its first eight field goal attempts during the opening four-plus minutes. Wade had five points during that span.

A Bey bucket and foul ended Detroit's drought. The Pistons cut the deficit to five, 29-24, by the end of the quarter.

Cleveland held the lead throughout the rest of the half but couldn't pull away. Garland drained a trio of 3-pointers in the final 2:17 as the Cavs led 55-49 at the break. Garland finished the half with 14 points while Jackson led the Pistons with 17.

Another Garland long ball two minutes into the second half gave Cleveland a 10-point lead. When Garland knocked down another with 5:33 left in the quarter, Cleveland's lead increased to 80-68.

Detroit responded with a 9-0 run, including seven points from Bey. He also made a layup in the closing seconds of the quarter but the Cavs had an 88-84 lead entering the fourth.

Okoro knocked down a 3-pointer with nine minutes left for a 98-89 Cavs lead. The Cavs then went scoreless for more than four minutes while the Pistons reeled off 13 points to take the lead for the first time. Cunningham had five of those points, including a 3-pointer to cap the outburst.

Stewart scored on back-to-back possessions to give Detroit a 106-100 lead with 2:24 left. Cunningham hit a 3-pointer on the Pistons' next possession for a nine-point advantage.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Cleveland   Detroit
Darius Garland 24 Scoring Saddiq Bey 31
Darius Garland 7 Assists Cade Cunningham 10
Jarrett Allen 9 Rebounds Isaiah Stewart 12
Jarrett Allen 7 Free Throws Made Saddiq Bey 6
Rajon Rondo 2 Steals Cade Cunningham 3
Evan Mobley 3 Blocks Trey Lyles 2
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 105 46.3 13-34 16-25 25 41 6 6 13
Detroit 115 46.2 10-26 21-25 26 48 4 7 9
Upcoming Games
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Pistons have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .270 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .645 after a win and .526 after a loss.