Cavs' Love to miss against Pistons with sore left foot

Detroit kept its flawless record intact with a 110-103 victory on Thursday over the winless Cleveland Cavaliers, who were missing their best player, Kevin Love.

Griffin shot just 1-for-9 from the field before the break as Johnson was the only player to reach double figures for Detroit. Reggie Jackson added 16 points for the Pistons.

On Saturday, the Wine & Gold play their third game in four nights, looking to get their first win of the campaign.

Blake Griffin scored 26 points in his first game since a 50-point outpouring against Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Andre Drummond had 26 points and 22 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons remained unbeaten with a 110-103 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.

Detroit's next two games are against the Celtics. "It's early in the season, and there's a lot of games to go".


Cleveland, which was without injured star Kevin Love, fell to 0-5 for the first time since 2003-04, when LeBron James was a rookie.

The Cavaliers will need Hood to up his intensity on both ends if they hope to slow down Oladipo on Saturday night. Larry Nance Jr. also saw some playing time at the 4 in Love's absence, racking up 11 points, six rebounds, five assists, and three steals in 28 minutes.

Kyle Korver led Cleveland with 21 points. Fan favorite Cedi Osman is leading the way with 10 points, while George Hill has eight points.

Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 24 points and 11 rebounds.

The Pistons host the Boston Celtics tomorrow night. The Cavaliers were outrebounded 48-to-30 in defeat. The Cavaliers cut Detroit's lead to six points at 61-55 on a Tristan Thompson layup, but Drummond and Co. led by as many as 16 in the quarter and held a 12-point edge at the start of the fourth. Technicals-Cleveland coach Cavaliers (Defensive three second), Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, Detroit coach Pistons (Defensive three second).

  • Steve Townsend