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Cleveland Defeats Detroit 97-91 - Recap

J.J. Hickson scored 24 points and added 15 rebounds for a double-double, leading Cleveland over Detroit, 97-91, on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 197.5.

Baron Davis had 16 points for Cleveland and Ryan Hollins chipped in with 10 points. Anthony Parker had 7 assists for the Cavaliers, while J.J. Hickson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 15 boards.

The Pistons got a 15-point performance from Tayshaun Prince, who was supported by 15 points from Richard Hamilton. Rodney Stuckey had 4 assists in a losing cause for Detroit, while Greg Monroe grabbed 8 rebounds.

Cleveland led at halftime, 52-51.

Cleveland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 51-39.

Next game, Cleveland takes its act home to face Atlanta looking for another win. For Detroit, they head home to face Indiana.