Cade Cunningham triple-double keys Pistons rally in win over Cavaliers

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Posted at 9:06 AM, Jan 31, 2022

DETROIT (AP) — Saddiq Bey scored 31 points, Cade Cunningham had 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and the Detroit Pistons overcame a terrible start to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-105 on Sunday night.

After Cleveland raced to a 15-0 lead, Detroit cut it to 55-49 at halftime, and finally took its first lead in the fourth quarter.

Cunningham finished with the triple-double after failing to score in the first half. Frank Jackson added 19 points, and Isaiah Stewart had 14 points and 12 rebounds to help the Pistons end a four-game skid.

Darius Garland had 24 points for Cleveland, and Evan Mobley added 18. The Cavaliers lost for the second time in 10 games.

Stewart’s layup gave the Pistons their first lead with 5:19 left. He missed a chance at a three-point play, but Cunningham got the offensive rebound and hit a 3-pointer to put Detroit ahead 102-98. Cunningham 3-pointer moved Detroit’s run to 20-2 and made it 109-100 with 2:24 left.

Cleveland led 88-84 going into the fourth quarter, and Isaac Okoro’s 3-pointer made it 98-89 with nine minutes to play, but the Cavaliers only scored six more points.


Cavaliers: Dropped to 10-4 in January.

Pistons: Detroit’s 84 points in the first three quarters were more than it scored in its last meeting with Cleveland — a 98-78 road loss on Nov. 21


Cavaliers: Host New Orleans on Monday night.

Pistons: Host New Orleans on Tuesday night.