NBA: Cavaliers rout Pistons despite being without star duo

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CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 08: Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons and Jarrett Allen #31 of the Cleveland Cavaliers fight over the ball during the third quarter of the game at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 8, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons and Jarrett Allen #31 of the Cleveland Cavaliers fight over the ball during the third quarter of the game at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 8, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. Lauren Leigh Bacho/Getty Images/AFP 

Jarrett Allen finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds for his team-leading 23rd double-double of the season to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 113-85 rout of the visiting Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

Evan Mobley added 19 points and eight rebounds for Cleveland, which won its fourth straight to continue a charge up the Eastern Conference standings.

Bojan Bogdanovic, Detroit’s most prominent trade chip ahead of Thursday’s deadline, led the Pistons with 15 points. Jalen Duren had 14 points and nine rebounds for Detroit, which has lost five of its last six.

For the second time in three meetings with the Pistons this season,…

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