Donovan Mitchell, Evan Mobley help Cavaliers rally past Pistons

Alec Burks Cavaliers Pistons Basketball
Posted at 10:19 AM, Nov 28, 2022

DETROIT (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points, Evan Mobley added 20 and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied late to beat the Detroit Pistons 102-94 on Sunday.

Cleveland trailed for much of the game, but outscored the Pistons 29-16 in the fourth quarter.

Darius Garland added 16 points for Cleveland, which has won five of six.

Marvin Bagley III had 19 points for the Pistons, who were missing starters Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle), Jaden Ivey (knee), Isaiah Stewart (foot) and Cade Cunningham (shin).

The Cavaliers took a 94-90 lead when Mobley split a pair of free throws with 3:32 left. It was Cleveland’s second miss from the line in the game, while the Pistons had missed 12.

After a Detroit miss, Mobley missed two more free throws, allowing Killian Hayes to make it 94-92, but Mitchell answered with a 3-pointer, followed by a pair of free throws on the next possession.

Detroit led 56-51 at the half, thanks to 15 points from Bagley and 11 from Alec Burks. Mitchell had 15 for Cleveland.

Cleveland was still within 78-73 at the end of the third quarter despite shooting just 31.8% in the third quarter, and took an 86-85 lead on Mitchell’s 3-pointer with 7:45 to play.


Cavaliers: Hit just three of 14 3-point attempts in the first half, then went 0 for 7 in the third quarter. ... Mobley went 2 for 5 from the free throw line while his teammates went 21 for 22.

Pistons: Shot 53.8% in the first half, including 45.5% on 3-pointers. However, they missed six of 15 free throws.


Cavaliers: Visit the Toronto Raptors on Monday.

Pistons: Host the New York Knicks on Tuesday.