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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cavs vs. Pistons, Game 71

CAVS (56-15) 104, DETROIT PISTONS (23-47) 79
at Quicken Loans Arena
TV: WUAB-TV (Channel 43), Fox Sports Ohio

WHAT HAPPENED: The Pistons have fallen on hard times as of late. They are 7-28 on the road this season. The Cavs swept the season series against the Pistons for the first time since the 1979-80 season.

The Cavs earned their 26th consecutive victory over teams with losing records. They've now won their seventh in a row over the Pistons.

The Cavs took control of the game in the third quarter when they outscored the Pistons, 28-18. They held the Pistons to 41 percent shooting on the night.

BANNER TIME: Without any fanfare, the Cavs hoisted up the 2009-10 Central Division championship banner. They didn't say a word about it. It just appeared.

STUCKEY BACK: Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey returned on Friday in their loss to the Pacers and responded with 25 points. He missed six games after experiencing dizziness in their last meeting at The Q on March 5.

He managed just four points against the Cavs.

"It’s good to see him up and exercising and moving, period," Cavs forward LeBron James said. "We were concerned with his health. I’m happy for him and his family."

NOTES: Guard Mo Williams is shooting 56.3 percent from behind the arc in the last six games (18 of 32).

-- The Cavs are 42-2 when they hit the century mark, 23-1 when they dish out 25 or more assists, and 8-0 when they have fewer than 10 turnovers.

-- The Cavs have outshot their last 13 opponents.

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, 210) vs. Rip Hamilton (6-7, 193)
PG Mo Williams (6-1, 190) vs. Will Bynum (6-0, 185)
Cavs - C Shaquille O'Neal, G Sebastian Telfair, F/G Danny Green.
Pistons - F/C Ben Wallace, F/C Chris Wilcox.
Joe DeRosa, David Jones, Leon Wood.


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