Cavs vs. Pistons, Game 63
at Quicken Loans Arena
TV: ESPN, Fox Sports Ohio
WHAT HAPPENED: The game was marred by a seizure by Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey in the third quarter. Everyone was a bit shaken by the incident. After the game, players, coaches and staff gathered on the court and said a group prayer.
No one remembered Stuckey getting hit or taking a hard fall. During a time out, he started shaking on the bench, as one of the Pistons' staffers hung onto him.
Cavs athletic trainer Max Benton ran across the court to Stuckey. ESPN cameras showed the scary scene on the bench.
Stuckey missed two games with "dizziness" in November 2008.
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The Cavs trailed by 21 points in the second quarter. By the fourth quarter, they opened up a nine-point advantage.
They outscored the Pistons in the second half, 53-37.
They haven't come back from a deficit that large since Nov. 11, 2006, vs. Boston when they overcame a 25-point lead in a 94-93 win.
SF LeBron James (6-8, 250) vs. Tayshaun Prince (6-9, 215)
PF Antawn Jamison (6-9, 235) vs. Jonas Jerebko (6-10, 231)
C J.J. Hickson (6-9, 242) vs. Jason Maxiell (6-7, 260)
SG Anthony Parker (6-6, 215) vs. Rip Hamilton (6-7, 193)
PG Mo Williams (6-1, 190) vs. Rodney Stuckey (6-5, 205)
Cavs - G Sebastian Telfair, C Shaquille O'Neal, G Daniel Gibson.
Pistons - F/C Ben Wallace, F/C Chris Wilcox.
Dick Bavetta, Mark Lindsay, Michael Smith