By Dave Hart
Cavaliers 114, Pistons 106 – The Cleveland Cavaliers had three players with over 20 points in Friday nights victory over the Pistons.
Kevin Love paced the Cavaliers with 29 points, while Kyrie Irving added 28 and LeBron James chipped in with 20.
James became the youngest player in the National Basketball Association to score 26,000 career points.
The Pistons were led by Andre Drummond with 20 points and eight rebounds, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 19 points and seven rebounds.
Stanley Johnson added 15 points off the Pistons’ bench.
The Pistons are now 25-22 on the season, good for seventh place in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Detroit will go on a three-game road trip starting Saturday night against the Toronto Raptors.
3rd Place in Central Division (9 games behind Cleveland)
7th Place in Eastern Conference (9 games behind Cleveland)
2.5 games ahead of Charlotte for the last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 34
Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 46
Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 46
Next Game: 01/30/2016 @ Toronto Raptors 6:30 p.m. @ Air Canada Centre
Stats: Andre Drummond 20 points 8 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 19 points 7 rebounds, Reggie Jackson 15 points 6 assists, Stanley Johnson 15 points.