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Cavaliers face the Pistons on 3-game skid

March 18, 2019

Detroit Pistons (36-33, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (17-53, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Cleveland; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland comes into the matchup against Detroit as losers of three games in a row.

The Cavaliers are 2-11 against division opponents. Cleveland ranks eighth in the league shooting 35.9 percent from downtown, led by Brandon Knight shooting 41.2 percent from 3-point range.

The Pistons are 25-21 in Eastern Conference play. Detroit averages 14.2 turnovers per game and is 17-10 when committing fewer turnovers than opponents. The two teams meet for the fourth time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kevin Love leads the Cavaliers scoring 18.3 points per game and averaging 11.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Collin Sexton has averaged 21 points and totaled 2.3 rebounds while shooting 45.4 percent over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

Blake Griffin has averaged 24.7 points and 7.6 rebounds for the Pistons. Andre Drummond is shooting 55.2 percent and has averaged 15.7 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 7-3, averaging 107.8 points, 44.5 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 6.3 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.6 points on 46.0 percent shooting.

Cavaliers: 3-7, averaging 108.4 points, 39.7 rebounds, 20.6 assists, 5.7 steals and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 43.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115 points on 50.4 percent shooting.

Cavaliers Injuries: Matthew Dellavedova: out (concussion), John Henson: out (wrist), Tristan Thompson: out (foot), Larry Nance Jr.: out (chest), Kevin Love: day to day (back).

Pistons Injuries: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.