The Detroit Pistons are on the road for back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week before heading into the All-Star Break. Detroit is streaking into the break, having won seven of its last nine games, including a 96-81 beat down of the Boston Celtics Sunday evening.
The Pistons head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Cleveland is in the midst of a nine-game home stand in which it has won three and lost three. Most recently, the Cavaliers defeated the Sacramento Kings 93-92 Sunday night on two game-winning free throws from rookie Kyrie Irving. Irving was named as a participant in the 2012 Taco Bells Skills Challenge by the NBA on Monday.
Detroit lost its only meeting of the season with Cleveland, a 105-89 clubbing in just the second game of the season. Cleveland and Detroit are second-to-last and last in the Central Division, respectively.
The Pistons will then take on the Toronto Raptors Wednesday evening for the first time this season. The Raptors are just 9-23 on the season, having dropped eight of their past 10 games. Toronto will be without Andrea Bargnani, who has missed 19 of the past 21 games, and, most likely, Linas Kleiza, who is day-to-day with a sore left knee.