Josh Smith scored 25 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out three assists, Brandon Jennings had 21 points, 13 assists and four rebounds and Andre Drummond and Rodney Stuckey poured in 14 points apiece as the Detroit Pistons cruised to a 115-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night.
Kryie Irving led the Cavaliers with 21 points and seven assists while Tristan Thompson added 17 points and six rebounds and Tyler Zeller came off of the bench to score 13 points.
The Pistons have been excellent on the road this season, improving to 8-6 away from the Palace at Auburn Hills (they are just 6-10 at home) and have won seven of their last eight road contests.
It was all Pistons from the start as they built a 10-point first quarter lead, pushed it to 18 by the half and never looked back. The lead grew to as large as 28 in the fourth quarter.
It was a night to forget for Cavaliers’ big man Andrew Bynum. He missed all 11 of shots and was held scoreless in 22 minutes of play.
The Pistons are now 14-16 while the Cavaliers are 10-17.