Aron Baynes ruled out for Saturday's game vs. Pistons

Cavs teammate Channing Frye will join Kevin Love as a guest on the series

In Love's first season in Cleveland without LeBron James, he is averaging a team-high 19 points and 13.5 rebounds per game. The Cavaliers were outrebounded 48-to-30 in defeat.

The Cavaliers struggled again in the third quarter as Drummond and Jackson combined to score 15 straight points for the Pistons. It remains to be seen whether local Laker fans will continue shelling out big bucks to attend games if the team falters this season.

Kyle Korver led Cleveland with 21 points.

Drummond - who was ejected in the win over the 76ers - had 20 points and 20 rebounds through three quarters against Cleveland.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Indiana Pacers.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Damian Lillard scored 34 of his 41 points in the second half, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Orlando Magic.

Oklahoma City led 50-34 at halftime. He slowed down a little bit in the First Round matchup, but still finished with 23 points in Indy's Game 7 loss.

Griffin ranked second among the NBA's scoring leaders at 33.8 points per game heading into Friday's action after posting 26 points against the Cavaliers.

The Cleveland Cavaliers with LeBron James were a major draw over the past four seasons.

Power forward Jayson Tatum topped the scoring with 24 points while Paul George contributed 22 points for the Thunder, but shot just seven of 22.

With Kobe Bryant watching from a courtside seat for the first time since LeBron's arrival in LA, the Lakers trailed by eight points with six minutes left in the fourth quarter before Lance Stephenson started a 15-2 rally with back-to-back 3-pointers. At one point, Horford hit three 3-pointers in 41 seconds. Hood's been consistent and showing progress so far this season - notching double-figures in all five outings - but he's shooting under 40 percent from the floor and has just a single three-pointer in nine attempts.



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