Detroit Pistons (2-8, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (7-5, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Cleveland and Detroit meet on Friday.
Cleveland finished 21-50 overall and 16-26 in Eastern Conference action last season. The Cavaliers allowed opponents to score 112.4 points per game and shoot 48.4% from the field last season.
Detroit finished 20-52 overall and 12-30 in Eastern Conference play during the 2020-21 season. The Pistons averaged 106.6 points per game last season, 17.8 from the free throw line and 34.8 from 3-point range.
INJURIES: Cavaliers: Collin Sexton: out (knee), Kevin Love: out (health and safety protocols), Lauri Markkanen: out (health and safety protocols).
Pistons: Kelly Olynyk: out (knee)