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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Game 20: Cavs at Pistons

DETROIT PISTONS (7-14) 102, CAVS (7-13) 92
at The Palace of Auburn Hills
RADIO/TV: WTAM/Fox Sports Ohio

WHAT HAPPENED: The Cavs are going to try to salvage the final game on the three-game road trip in Philadelphia. It might be a miracle if they are able to get past the Sixers.

The Pistons snapped their four-game losing streak on Sunday against the Cavs. They recorded three 20-point scorers on the night: Rip Hamilton (27), Rodney Stuckey (24) and Tayshaun Prince (20).

The Cavs are trying to fight off going belly-up 20 games into the season. They've lost four in a row - all by double digits. However, they did compete on Sunday, which hasn't been the case in the previous three.

I'm not smart enough to tell you what needs to happen for this team to snap out of it. It might be something drastic like a trade or a lineup change.

It's definitely time to start playing youngsters like Manny Harris and Samardo Samuels. But they were on the inactive list on Sunday.

SF Joey Graham (6-7, 230) vs. Tayshaun Prince (6-9, 215)
PF J.J. Hickson (6-9, 242) vs. Jason Maxiell (6-7, 260)
C Anderson Varejao (6-11, 260) vs. Ben Wallace (6-9, 240)
SG Anthony Parker (6-6, 210) vs. Rip Hamilton (6-7, 193)
PG Mo Williams (6-1, 195) vs. Rodney Stuckey (6-5, 205)
Cavs - G Manny Harris, F/C Samardo Samuels, G Christian Eyenga.
Pistons - F Jonas Jerebko, G Terrico White, F DaJuan Summers.
Marc Davis, Tony Brown, Derek Richardson


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