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Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons, Game 5 preview and listings

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers, still in search of their first win this season, will play the second game of a back-to-back against the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. 

When: 7 p.m. 

Where: Little Caesars Arena

TV: FoxSports Ohio

Radio: WTAM 1100 AM; WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FM.

Online: FoxSports Go apps

Last meeting: The Cavs lost to the Pistons 125-114 in Detroit on Jan. 30, 2018. 

Cavs minute: The Cavs have trailed by at least 20 points in every game, the only team in the NBA to have that nasty designation. … The Cavs went 3-1 against the Pistons last season, with the lone loss coming in Detroit. The two teams have split the last 12 meetings (6-6) over the previous three seasons. … Kevin Love reached double figures in scoring once again Wednesday night, giving him nine straight double-digit games in the regular season — a stretch that dates back to Game 76 against New Orleans last March. … The Cavs have allowed over 100 points in every game. … Cleveland has made the second-fewest 3-pointers, leading only the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have played just three games. 

Pistons minute: The Pistons are one of three undefeated teams remaining in the Eastern Conference. … Blake Griffin tallied 50 points, 14 rebounds and six assists during Tuesday’s win against Philadelphia. Griffin has now eclipsed 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists in all three games. … Andre Drummond has recorded a double-double in three straight. … He piled up a career-high 18 consecutive double-doubles from Jan. 24 – March 3, marking the second-most consecutive double-doubles in Pistons history.

Probable starters


F Cedi Osman

F Kevin Love

C Tristan Thompson

G Rodney Hood

G George Hill


F Reggie Bullock

F Blake Griffin

C Andre Drummond

G Stanley Johnson

G Reggie Jackson

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