Kyrie Irving had 25 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and Antawn Jamison had 32 points as the Cavs erased a 17-point deficit with a huge fourth quarter for a 101-100 victory over the Pistons.
The Cavs entered the fourth trailing 77-66, but began with a 10-3 run to get back in the game. Irving took it from there, going 3 of 3 on 3-pointers in the fourth and finishing with eight assists.
Alonzo Gee’s dunk gave the Cavs a 97-95 lead with 25 seconds left and the Cavs made four free throws in the final 11 seconds to seal the win.
Brandon Knight had 24 points and Greg Monroe had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons,
who had their three-game winning streak snapped. The Pistons led by 17 in the second quarter, when the Cavs opened the quarter 1 of 11 from the floor and had six turnovers before they made a basket.
Ben Gordon had 16 points for the Pistons, including a meaningless 3-pointer at the buzzer. Gee had 16 points and 11 rebounds off the bench for the Cavs.