Posted December 28, 2011 on AP on Fox
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons are both rebuilding, trying to make their franchises relevant in the NBA again. Cleveland looks like it might have more to work with during this lockout-shortened season. Rookie Kyrie Irving had 14 points and seven assists to help Cleveland beat Detroit 105-89 on Wednesday night, spoiling the Pistons' first home opener with new owner Tom Gores. Irving, the No. 1 pick overall, was sensational in the first half and put a damper on the party. He had 12 points on 5 of 7 shooting with five assists, three rebounds and two steals at halftime when the Cavs led by 11. The former Duke star bounced back from a six-point performance in his NBA debut, a loss to Toronto. ''In the last game, I wasn't enjoying the game,'' Irving said. ''I think I wanted to be so serious. I wasn't joking around and there was no smile on my face. It's just about feeling comfortable out there.'' Reserve Samardo Samuels sc...
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