Dec 23, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown reacts in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Instant Reaction: Detroit Pistons 115, Cleveland Cavaliers 92

Final Outcome 

Cavs never had a shot, losing to their Central Division opponents the Detroit Pistons 115-92.

Key Play to the Game

The Cavs looked like they were beaten on every play. Pitiful performance. Merry Christmas, Cavs fans!

Wine & Gold MVP

Kyrie Irving—really the only bright spot for the Cavs ,and it felt like he was playing on a different level than the rest of his teammates. He had 19 at the half on 6 of 11 shooting from the field. The rest of the team shot 20 percent in the same time span. Irving finished the game with 21 points and seven assists.

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Coach Brown Breakdown

With Dion Waiters still out with a right wrist injury, Brown continues to tweak his bench rotation. Some of the lineups he puts together are a bit head scratching, and with his sixth-man out, he’s going to continue to struggle finding the five he wants with Irving on the bench. He better figure it out soon, before Dan Gilbert takes action.

Up Next

The Cavs have Christmas Eve and Christmas off and take the court again on Thursday at home against the Atlanta Falcons. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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