Love on track for Cavs return on upcoming road trip

Posted March 15, 2017

The Cavs used even fewer minutes to flush the Detroit Pistons out of The Q. He has now scored 10 or more points in seven games as a member of the Cavs.

Kyrie Irving finished with a game-high 26 points, going 9-14 (.643) from the field and a ideal 4-4 from downtown, and six assists in 30 minutes.

With 19 3-pointers as a team, the Cavs need just three to break the team record (880) set last season.

Tobias Harris had 17 points and Ish Smith came off the bench to score 12 for Detroit, which absorbed its 34th loss in 67 games.

With the win, Cleveland improved to just 3-5 in March.

He wasn't supposed to play, but it was such a blowout that he entered the game with 1:58 remaining.

"Kevin went through a 3-on-3 today", said Griffin. But he's the first of the new Cavs (Korver, the Williams boys, and Andrew Bogut) to get a win in his Cleveland debut.

"He did that to mess with y'all", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said, smiling. They're also 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games playing on two days of rest and are 4-1 ATS in their last five conference games. When he comes back, expect the big man to be eased back into action. But instead of instinctively going for the ball first, LeBron helped Irving up then reached back and regained his dribble nearly without missing a beat. In the first half, Cleveland finished with 74 points, shooting.692 (27-39) from the field, which is a season-best for a half and highest since 3/23/14 at NY (shot.767 in 2nd H). At one point, Cleveland was 10 of 10 from 3-point range, erupting for 44 first-half points.