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Pistons hope to end road woes in Cleveland

The Pistons are 1-10 and haven't won on the road since November 14. They're tossed a bone on Saturday night in Cleveland, as Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters will once again be out for the Cavs.


Game tips at 7:30 p.m. EST
Cleveland Cavs 4-13 (2-5 home)
Detroit Pistons 6-15 (1-10 road)

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The (very brief) Situation.

After blowing a 17-point lead to the Chicago Bulls at home, the Pistons are in Cleveland Saturday night for the back end of a back-to-back.

The Pistons threw a block party against the Cavs just four days ago when they swatted a season high 13 shots against a Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters-less team that is bringing up the rear in the Central Division.

The Cavs, in the middle of a four-game slide, will once again be without Irving and Waiters, presenting the Pistons with a pretty solid opportunity to win just their second road game of the season.

Keys to the Game


Bounce-back game for Moose: Monroe has played fewer than 30 minutes in consecutive games and needs a slump buster. He had 14 rebounds four days ago and a double-double would be a good way to move on from frustration.

Brandon Knight: Speaking of frustration, Knight needs to put a full game together.

Question of the Game:

I'll steal this from MLIVE: Is Kyrie Irving injury prone? I'll steal this next one from Gulker's preview four days ago: Knight or Irving? Knight's the easy answer for me (right now) because he's not hurt ...