Without LeBron, Cavaliers Blown Out by Pistons

In other action, Spurs school Wizards, Mavs edge Timberwolves
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2007 3:40 AM CST
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, sits on the bench with guard Daniel Gibson in the second quarter after suffering a sprained left index finger in the second quarter of a basketball game...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Cleveland was already trailing Detroit when LeBron James sprained his finger late in the second quarter, and with King James in street clothes for the second half, the Cavaliers had no chance to regroup. The Pistons crushed the Cavs, 109-74, on a solid all-around team effort, the Detroit News reports. In other, closer games:

  • Tony Parker bagged his first double-double with 29 points and 11 assists as a Gilbert-Arenas-less Washington fell short of San Antonio, 109-94.
  • Minnesota made a valiant comeback attempt, whittling a 20-point deficit down to just three points in the fourth quarter, but Dallas held on to win, 109-103.