Kevin Love expected to miss 6-8 weeks with fractured hand

And, this game against Cleveland marks the beginning of a six-game homestand.

The Heat come in on a high note after topping the Dallas Mavericks in their last contest, 95-88.

And the Cavs hold a meager 0.4 percent chance of winning the NBA Finals.

Multiple reports surfaced in the offseason that this would be James' a year ago with the Cavaliers, after he was apparently disappointed in the front office's inability to land any of the available superstars to give the team another chance at an National Basketball Association championship.

Griffin was sent to Detroit, but won't play Tuesday, so the Pistons' rotation will be piece-mealed together.

Who the Public Likes: Cleveland. The Pistons' mark was better than their season average of 12.2.

Among the reserves, Channing Frye finished with 20 points and six rebounds, while Dwyane Wade added 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

The Cavaliers were able to get within two in the fourth quarter.

There is a lot that the Cavs have to look for and it's the type of balanced offense that makes it hard for the Cavs to key in on any one player.

Pistons: Detroit had 44 points in the paint in the first half and 68 for the game. He also put up nine rebounds.

Cleveland is being outscored by an astronomical 15.1 points per 100 possessions in the 289 minutes across 11 games in which Thomas has played since making his season debut on January 2. The Cavaliers knocked down 17 of their 23 free throws (73.9 percent) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.562 vs. 0.500). The spread opened with Cleveland as a 2-point fave before climbing, while the over-under has remained steady.

James scored 21 points for Cleveland, but Love's condition was foremost on everyone's mind.

Of course, it's entirely possible James' cryptic post was completed unrelated to the Cavs, who have now lost eight of their last 11 games.

Now, he has locked in a strong point-spread pick for Cavaliers-Pistons, and you can only see it over at SportsLine.

Griffin is expected to join the Pistons for Tuesday's game against Cleveland (29-19). Cleveland ranks 22nd in rebounds allowed per game (44.0). Love had notched five double-doubles in the previous seven games.


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