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
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
Brandon Knight, the second point guard picked in the draft
behind Irving, had nine points for the Pistons.