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Cavs' Love to miss against Pistons with sore left foot

28 October 2018
Cavs' Love to miss against Pistons with sore left foot

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Love tried to play through the soreness and wanted to stay on the floor because the team has been struggling.

The Cavaliers bench was sensational on Thursday night in Detroit - finishing with 64 of Cleveland's 103 points.

Russell Westbrook had 13 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, though only landed five for 20.

The Cavaliers aren't the same squad that eliminated Indy from the postseason over the past couple years, but they'll still be in a mood for some revenge when they roll into Cleveland tonight.

A 40-point third quarter helped it erase a 16-point halftime deficit.

The Cavaliers cut the margin to six with 49 seconds left in the fourth when Korver made a 3-pointer while being fouled for a four-point play. Cleveland may boast a positive attendance record of 19,432 tickets sold through two games, but that doesn't reflect how many seats were actually filled at the onset of the contest.

Blake Griffin, who scored a career-high 50 points in an overtime win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, also supplied 26 points and 10 rebounds. Three of the victories were against the Nets, Bulls and Cavaliers. It remains to be seen whether local Laker fans will continue shelling out big bucks to attend games if the team falters this season. One of the league's premier shot-blockers, Turner has notched double-figures in every game since the opener.

PISTONS: Jackson reached the 2,000-assist mark early in the first quarter, but he got in foul trouble and played only 6:16 in the first half. Kennard exited Friday's game between Cleveland and Detroit with a shoulder injury.

CAVALIERS: Host Indiana on Saturday night. 5-8 1-2 11, Sexton 5-9 4-5 14, Clarkson 8-12 0-0 18, Korver 7-10 3-3 21, J.Smith 0-7 0-0 0. Griffin and Drummond each tallied 26 points to lead all scorers. The Cavaliers were outrebounded 48-to-30 in defeat. The Pistons led the Cavaliers throughout the second half but couldn't pull away.