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12/03/2012 11:22 PM EST
Pistons beat Cavs 89-79 for 5th straight home win
DETROIT 89, CLEVELAND 79

By NOAH TRISTER
AP Sports Writer

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Andre Drummond was drafted to shore
up Detroit's interior defense - and the Cleveland Cavaliers
found out just how active the young big man can be around the
basket.



Drummond had seven points, 12 rebounds and three blocks Monday
night as the Pistons won their fifth straight home game, 89-79
over Cleveland. Brandon Knight scored 17 points and Kyle Singler
and Tayshaun Prince added 15 apiece for Detroit.



The Pistons blocked 13 shots, their most since also reaching
that number against Philadelphia on April 15, 2007.



"I think being in position, first," coach Lawrence Frank said.
"If you're in position, then you can get a block, a charge, a
deflection. If you're out of position, you can't even put
yourself even in position to block a shot."



Detroit is 1-10 on the road but 5-3 at home, and the Pistons
have recovered a bit after losing their first eight games of the
season. They beat Phoenix by 40 last week in their previous home
game, and the victory over Cleveland wasn't really as close as
the score indicated.



Detroit led 56-39 at halftime after holding the Cavaliers to 29
percent shooting. Cleveland shot 34 percent for the game.



Cleveland was without guard Dion Waiters, who sat out with a
sprained left ankle. Anderson Varejao had 17 points and 18
rebounds for the Cavs.



"We let them have at least seven uncontested shots early in the
game, but after the first quarter, I thought we got more
aggressive on defense and we started getting after their shots,"
Cleveland coach Byron Scott said. "We got back into the game,
but we never got anything going on offense."



The Cavaliers had scored 113 and 117 points in their previous
two games, but the Pistons shut them down for the most part.
Drummond, a first-round pick this year, set the tone along with
Jason Maxiell. The Cavs struggled to convert around the basket,
and they went 3 of 20 from 3-point range.



Maxiell, who is listed at 6-foot-7, had 12 points, six rebounds
and five blocks.



"He may be 6-5, 6-6. He calls himself 6-8, but he plays like
he's 7 feet," Drummond said. "He plays as hard as he can every
single play."



A dunk by Maxiell put the Pistons ahead 14-4, and it was 30-17
after the first quarter.



Rodney Stuckey's layup off a nice pass from Knight made it
49-27, and although Cleveland chipped away at the deficit,
Stuckey's floater to end the third quarter made it 75-63.



In the fourth, Drummond grabbed an offensive rebound, flipped a
pass to Charlie Villanueva for a dunk and then skipped gleefully
back down the court.



The Cavs cut it to six on two free throws by Varejao with 1:54
remaining, but they didn't score again.



"In the second half we did not fold when we had a chance to,"
Scott said. "We kept fighting but we just did not have enough
offensive firepower to get the job done."



Varejao has nine straight double-doubles and at least 15
rebounds in each of those games. Cleveland had 33 second-chance
points in Saturday's 118-117 loss to Portland, but only 14
against the Pistons.



Varejao was in the locker room after the game, but reporters
were not permitted to approach him.



Greg Monroe had nine points and 14 rebounds for Detroit.



"Letting teams know it's going to be tough to get a win at the
Palace - that's the type of mentality we want to have," Knight
said. "We also want to take that mentality with us on the road."



NOTES: Maxiell surpassed 2,000 rebounds for his career. He's now
at 2,001. ... Jeremy Pargo, Omri Casspi and Tristan Thompson had
10 points each for the Cavs.

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