Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – November 29
=== Cleveland Cavaliers Team Report – November 29 ===
(Sports Network) – Cleveland continued its road woes on Friday, losing 92-88
to the Detroit Pistons at the Palace.
Ricky Davis led the Cavaliers with 25 points, but fell apart down the stretch,
and Cleveland lost its 31st straight road game, dating back to last season.
Chris Mihm and Zydrunas Ilgauskas each collected 14 points for the Cavaliers,
who lost their fifth straight game overall.
Cleveland trailed for most of the game, occasionally by double-digits, but
clawed to within two points at 71-69 to open the fourth quarter. The Cavs took
the lead three minutes in on a basket by Mihm, but Detroit ended a seven-
minute scoreless stretch with a Richard Hamilton bucket to tie things at 73
apiece with seven minutes to play.
The Cavaliers opened up a lead as large as five at 79-74 when LeBron James
scored with 5:20 to go. But Detroit dominated down the stretch, as the Cavs
jacked up bad shots and turned the ball over during a 10-0 Pistons run.
Hamilton’s pair of free throws with a minute and a half left capped the spurt
and gave Detroit an 84-79 advantage. Cleveland could get no closer than three.
Cleveland power forward Carlos Boozer has missed the last five games with a
sprained right ankle.
The Cavs host the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.