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                     === Irving helps Cavs edge Pistons ===
 
 Auburn  Hills,  MI (SportsNetwork.com) -  Kyrie Irving  scored seven of his 23
 points  in  the final  30 seconds to  lead the Cleveland  Cavaliers to a 93-89
 victory over the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
 
 Cleveland  led  86-85 in the  final minute before  Irving took control for the
 Cavaliers.  Tristan  Thompson totaled  25 points and  brought down 15 rebounds
 while shooting 12-for-16 from the field.
 
 The  win  marks the first four-game  winning streak for the Cavs since winning
 eight straight from March 8-24, 2010.
 
 "It's  been fun,"  said Irving.  "Last year  we went  on a  three-game winning
 streak and we came in and laid an egg at home. This time we had a back to back
 and we could have folded, especially at halftime. But we trusted one another."
 
 Josh  Smith scored  18  points  and grabbed  10  rebounds  and Andre  Drummond
 added  16 points  and 17  boards for  Detroit, which  next faces  Charlotte on
 Wednesday following the All-Star break.
 
 "They  controlled the  game down the stretch," said Detroit interim head coach
 John Loyer. "You lead for 46 minutes, you expect to win the game."
 
 Greg Monroe scored 16 points and had nine rebounds for the Pistons, while Will
 Bynum  and Kyle  Singler contributed 12 points apiece, the latter adding seven
 rebounds in defeat.
 
 The  Cavaliers  trailed 81-80 with 2:06  remaining before Irving calmly sank a
 pair from the line to put Cleveland ahead.
 
 Smith  answered with  a dunk  to put  Detroit back  on top.  However, Thompson
 followed up with a dunk of his own.
 
 After  a  missed 4-footer  from Smith on  the other end,  Thompson put back an
 Irving  miss  and gave the  Cavaliers an  86-83 advantage before Irving closed
 out the game.
 
 Detroit  led  76-66 with  8:20 left after  Bynum knocked down  a pair from the
 line,  but the  Cavaliers  knotted  the contest  at  78-78  with five  minutes
 remaining on the strength of a 12-2 burst.
 
 Monroe  scored eight points in the first five minutes to help the Pistons jump
 out  to an early 17-7 lead. Detroit stretched its advantage to 26-13 with 2:46
 left in the first quarter, but Cleveland finished the quarter with a 9-2 burst
 to pull within 28-22.
 
 After  the teams traded baskets for much of the second quarter, Detroit used a
 10-4 surge to carry a 51-40 lead into the break.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Cleveland  will face  Philadelphia Tuesday  following the  All-Star break  ...
 Detroit  outrebounded Cleveland,  53-45  ... The  Pistons  shot 4-for-23  from
 distance,  while the  Cavaliers  went 5-for-15  from beyond  the  arc ...  The
 Cavaliers  made 40.5 percent (34-of-84) from the field, while the Pistons made
 39.8 percent from the floor (33-of-83).
 
 02/13 00:46:24 ET