Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons: Postgame Grades and Analysis

February 24th, 2015 by Andy Bailey Leave a reply »

The Cleveland Cavaliers used a dominant second-half performance on the road to beat the Detroit Pistons, 102-93, in a game in which LeBron James made history on Tuesday.

James dished 11 assists, the sixth taking him past Scottie Pippen in the record books for most dimes by a forward.

Cleveland outscored Detroit 49-31 in the second half, as LeBron continued to dictate the game with his playmaking and passing ability.

His performance, along with those of Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and Timofey Mozgov, helped the Cavs erase a 14-point third-quarter deficit.


Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James: B+

It wasn't a great night for James in terms of shooting (6-of-14) or ball control (nine turnovers), but as is the case with all the game's best, he created other ways to make an impact.

Most notably, his willingness to distribute led to a game-high 11 assists and several wide-open looks for the Cavs' outside shooters.

He also pitched in defensively, grabbing seven rebounds and doing most of the work that led ...

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