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Cavs blown out at home by the Pistons, fall 115-92

By Ryan Lewis Published: December 23, 2013

The Cavaliers were crushed at home on Monday night 115-92 by the Pistons. 

This one was over early and got uglier as the night progressed. The Pistons led by 10 after the first quarter, by 18 at halftime and by 25 heading into the fourth quarter.

It was the Cavs' worst home loss this season by 12 points, topping the Miami Heat's 11-point victory in Cleveland Nov. 27. It's also the Cavs' third 20-point loss this season (Nov. 13 at Minnesota, No. 23 at San Antonio). 
 
The Pistons shot 48 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range. They also scored 58 points in the paint. It was enough for coach Mike Brown to question the team's sense of urgency after the game. 
 
Forward Tristan Thompson said the team didn't follow the game plan. He had 17 points and six rebounds. 
 
Kyrie Irving had nearly half of he Cavs' first-half points (19) and finished with 21 for the game. 
 
Seven Pistons ended up in double-figures. Josh Smith led the team with 25 and Brandon Jennings finished with 21 points and 13 assists. 
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