AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) – Kyrie Irving’s 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 27.2 seconds remaining lifted the Cavaliers to a 93-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Cleveland has won four straight and snapped the Pistons’ three-game winning streak.
Tristan Thompson scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter for Cleveland, overpowering Detroit’s vaunted front line as the Cavs rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final period.
Andre Drummond had 16 points and 17 rebounds for the Pistons, but he didn’t do much in the fourth quarter, when Thompson took control inside.
Cleveland led by one in the final minute when Irving stepped back and made his big 3-pointer to put the Cavs ahead 89-85.