The last time the Detroit Pistons played the Cleveland Cavaliers, they took an 11-point lead into the fourth quarter and lost. On Wednesday night, they had an eight-point lead going into the fourth and wound up extending that lead and winning, 87-75.
The Pistons held the Cavs to just 31 points in the second half while racking up a season high 11 blocks over the course of the game. Tayshaun Prince tied his season-high with 29 points on 11-for-21 shooting. He also had eight rebounds.
The Cavs shot 35-percent and turned the ball over 15 times. Rookie Kyrie Irving was the Cavs' leading scorer with 22 points on 9-for-19 shooting. He also had nine rebounds and six assists. His fellow rookie Brandon Knight finished with 16 points and five assists for the Pistons.
The Pistons end their four-game road trip on Friday in Chicago.