Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series starts 12/16

Game 1: Friday, December 16th
Game 2: Tuesday, December 20th

Cavaliers 91

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Pistons 87

(0-1, 0-1 home)

    Coverage: FSOHHD

    7:30 PM ET, December 16, 2011

    The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI

    1 2 3 4 T
    CLE 19 24 23 2591
    DET 15 24 22 2687

    Kyrie Irving scores 21 points, leads Cavs past Pistons

    Associated Press

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kyrie Irving scored 21 points in his first exhibition game -- including five free throws in the final minute -- in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 91-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

    Irving, the top pick in this year's draft, wasn't in the starting lineup, but he looked comfortable in what was a sloppy game. Both teams have a lot of work to do before their season openers Dec. 26.

    At halftime, Cleveland was shooting 33 percent and had 14 turnovers. Detroit was at 30 percent and 10 turnovers. The teams were sharper in the final two quarters, but this was by no means a masterpiece.

    Brandon Knight, the second point guard picked in the draft behind Irving, had nine points for the Pistons.

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