Cavaliers fall 129-110 to Pistons in preseason finale

Rodney Hood leads Wine and Gold with 21 in loss

Jake Kauffman
October 12, 2018 - 11:50 pm
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rodney Hood (1) attempts a three point basket over Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson (7) during the first quarter of a game at Breslin Center.

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The Wine and Gold fell in their preseason finale 129-110 to the Pistons Friday night on the campus of Michigan State. 

Detroit hit on 21 threes including 3 from Blake Griffin who led all scorers with 29 points. The big man was backed up by postmate Andre Drummond who chipped in 21 points and 15 rebounds. 

The Cavaliers were led by Rodney Hood with 21 points while getting contributions from George Hill (14 points), Tristan Thompson (13 points and 9 rebounds), Ante Zizic (11 points and 7 rebounds) and Kyle Korver (11 points).

Kevin Love, Cedi Osman, and Larry Nance Jr. all missed the game for the Cavaliers as they get ready for the regular season on Wednesday night in Toronto against the Raptors.