Cavaliers 91, Pistons 87

Kyrie Irving scored 21 points in his first exhibition game –

including five free throws in the final minute – in the Cleveland

Cavaliers’ 91-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday

night.

Irving, the top pick in this year’s draft, wasn’t in the

starting lineup, but he looked comfortable in what was a sloppy

game. Both teams have a lot of work to do before their season

openers Dec. 26.

At halftime, Cleveland was shooting 33 percent and had 14

turnovers. Detroit was at 30 percent and 10 turnovers. The teams

were sharper in the final two quarters, but this was by no means a

masterpiece.

Brandon Knight, the second point guard picked in the draft

behind Irving, had nine points for the Pistons.