Sports Roundup: Pistons Can’t Hold Off The Cavaliers
Playoff season is officially in full swing for two Detroit squads.
Pistons Can't Hold Off The Cavaliers
The Detroit Pistons found themselves in the NBA Playoffs for the first time in seven seasons and would show the Cleveland Cavaliers the reason why they were there.
After taking a 58-53 lead at the half, the Pistons were unable to hold the lead in a 106-101 loss to the Cavaliers, giving Cleveland a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference First Round series.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope would lead the Pistons with 21 points, while Marcus Morris added 20 points. Andre Drummond would put his first postseason double-double of his career together, with 13 points and 11 boards.
Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 31 points for the Cavaliers. LeBron James scored 22 while dishing out 11 assists.
Game 2 of the series is Wednesday night in Cleveland with a 8pm tip at Quicken Loans Arena.
Red Wings Back In The Series, Shutout The Lightning
Andreas Athanasiou and Henrik Zetterberg scored both of their goals in the second period for the Detroit Red Wings, their first scores of the postseason, as they were able to shut out the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 Sunday night at a sold out Joe Louis Arena. Both goals came on full strength, as the Wings were able to hold the Lightning to just 16 shots on the night. Petr Mrazek would stop all 16 shots.
With the win, the Red Wings now trail in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series 2-1. Game 4 of the series is back at the Joe Tuesday night with a 7pm faceoff.
Tigers Comeback Fall Short In Houston
The Detroit Tigers couldn't find any offense until the game was almost out of reach. After giving the Houston Astros a 5-0 cushion in the first five innings, the Tigers would use the long ball to get them back in to the game before falling 5-4 in the finale of a three-game weekend series at Minute Maid Park.
Ian Kinsler drove in two runs on his fourth homer of the season, going 2-for-4 on the day. Jarrod Saltalamacchia added two hits including a his fourth homer of the season and J.D. Martinez hammered his second homer of the year.
Anibal Sanchez goes to 2-1 on the season, allowing all five Astros runs in five innings to suffer the loss.
The Tigers are off Monday and make their way to Kansas City to take on the World Series champion Royals in a three-game set. Catch the opener of the series Tuesday night at 7:50pm on WBCK!
K-Wings Host Game 3 Against The Stingrays
After falling twice to the South Carolina Stingrays over the weekend, the Kalamazoo Wings look to earn one victory at home before a possible four-game stretch in Charleston in the ECHL's Kelly Cup Playoffs.
The K-Wings 4-1 and 5-2 decisions to the Stingrays on Friday and Saturday in the best-of-seven series, and still have a shot in getting back in with a win tonight. The series will shift south for games on April 21, 23, 24, and 26. Face-off tonight at Wings Event Center is at 7pm.