Andre Drummond had 26 points and 22 rebounds, and the Pistons remained unbeaten with a 110-103 victory Thursday night. Cleveland is being outscored by 12.8 points per 100 possessions (which is the worst in the NBA), and they are in the bottom six in effective field goal percentage, true shooting percentage and assist-to-turnover margin, per NBA.com. The rematch will be Tuesday in Boston.
Love will be re-evaluated before Saturday night's game in Cleveland against the Pacers. The big man is leading the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 19.0 points and 13.5 boards a game.
The Cavs have lost their first four games of the season as they fell to the Raptors, Timberwolves, Hawks and Nets.
"We can't get too excited", Drummond said. "It's early in the season, and there's a lot of games to go". After being listed as inactive for the first two games, Williams - the 27th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft - has been active for the both of the games that Baynes has missed. Technicals-Cleveland coach Cavaliers (Defensive three second), Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, Detroit coach Pistons (Defensive three second). Their first three victories were secured by a combined six points.
"As competitors we want to win, but I thought there was some good out there tonight", Korver said. "We haven't really been as good as we should be at this point with just executing".
Boston nailed seven of their first 10 three-pointers in the third quarter to get back on track - Al Horford was on target three times from outside the arc in just 41 seconds. "So we've got to take them win by win and game by game and just keep getting better".
The Celtics (3-2) have struggled offensively, but finally found a rhythm during the second half against Oklahoma City on Thursday. So did some calming words from Stevens.
In Orlando, Damian Lillard's second-half scoring spree helped propel Portland to a 128-114 victory.