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Dion Waiters hits the game-winner at the buzzer to beat the Pistons (VIDEO)

Mar 26, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

Dion Waiters hit the tough long two as time expired on Wednesday to give his Cavaliers a win over the Pistons.

Detroit led by as many as 16 at one point, which was the only thing remarkable about this one save for Waiters hitting the clutch shot.

Matthew Delladova was Cleveland’s leading scorer with 21 points off the bench, and Waiters finished just 8-of-20 from the field, even though Kyrie Irving missed his fifth straight game due to a biceps injury.

Nice shot by Waiters, but it will mean next to nothing for either of these teams in the grander scheme of the regular season.

  1. ballerstatus2014 - Mar 26, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Love how everyone writes the Cavs off for good. Obviously 3.5 games is gonna be tought to overcome, but we play the Hawks again. I’d find it hilarious if the Cavs make the playoffs honestly.

  2. jamesk2465 - Mar 27, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    Look at Kyrie celebrating with Dion. He hates him so much.

    • tv63 - Mar 28, 2014 at 3:31 AM

      I know that whole thing is a garbage story that keeps getting recycled . In Kyrie’s interview he said he was extremely happy and proud of Dion and then laughed, “We had to hold him like that because we wanted to run in the crowd. We’re away” and he laughed some more.

  3. 00maltliquor - Mar 27, 2014 at 1:41 AM

    Does anyone else notice how much better the Cavs play WITHOUT Kyrie?? Honestly, has anyone outside of Ohio watched them the last 5-6 games?

    • unxpexted1 - Mar 27, 2014 at 9:34 AM

      I can’t lie, Kyrie is a talent but he does seem to lack some floor general skills. Their offense has flowed better without him. Not saying they are better without him, but offensively they dont look as stuck.

    • tv63 - Mar 28, 2014 at 3:20 AM

      Australia does! I’m not kidding. Kyrie and Delly are from Australia. They are wildly popular there. We tend to forget in America that there is a world outside us that might think differently than we do.

  4. slowclyde86 - Mar 27, 2014 at 5:35 AM

    “Nice shot by Waiters, but it will mean next to nothing for either of these teams in the grander scheme of the regular season.”

    You’re right. We should just cancel the remaining games for all those teams that have been eliminated. Better yet, while we’re at it, we should just cancel all games for those teams not in Miami, Indiana, Oklahoma, Houston and maybe LA. That would be great.

    Can’t we just enjoy games and watch teams develop once in awhile. The constant drumbeat of tanking grows tiresome.

  5. haaaaasoooooo - Mar 27, 2014 at 6:48 AM

    Was that over Jennings? I can’t tell from the video. And since when does the writer feel justified to inject so much opinion into every article? Try hitting spellcheck guys!

    • philliesblow - Mar 27, 2014 at 7:42 AM

      No, Rodney Stuckey.

  6. ljl2 - Mar 27, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    Well, at least this article didn’t go ESPN on Cavs fans…

    @ESPNStatsInfo: Dion Waiters: 1st career buzzer-beater for LeBron James’ former team tonight

    • chief0727 - Mar 27, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      Dion Waiters plays for St. Vincent St. Mary High School? ESPN is awful. Watching the NBA highlights last night you would have sworn that the Heat beat the Pacers.

  7. philliesblow - Mar 27, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    The game wasn’t completely meaningless. The Pistons keep their first round draft pick if it is # 1- 8, 9 or lower it goes to Charlotte. They currently have the 8th worst record, 2 games behind the Cavs. This was an important loss for the Pistons in their drive to keep their pick.

    • weaselpuppy - Mar 27, 2014 at 5:59 PM

      Indeed, that loss was HUGE, given it was a swing game with the team that could bump them out of the 2014 draft due to the idiocy of trading the pick and taking back The Statuary Known As Corey Maggette for just 1 year of Ben Gordon’s insanely bad contract instead of amnesty-ing him. (Yes I know Karen Davidson probably handcuffed Joe into never using his amnesty despite having Gordon, Villanueva, Stuckey and Rip’s terrible contracts).

      Regardless, I thought there was no way at home, up 15 with 7 minutes and playing well that they could gakk this game away, much to my disappointment….BUT WAIT! GLORY HALLELUJAH! Somehow they dug deep to find that extra ounce of whogivesacrap, one more bad JSmoove shot, one more bad Jennings shot…many more “don’t feed the post against Spencer Hawes and Sideshow Bob” ideas, plus the usual brand of non-existant perimeter D from Jennings/Stuckey/Singler….and WOOOT! LOSS BABY! YEAHHH!!!

      They play CLE again in the River of Fire Coliseum, plus 10 more games…and they are a full 2 games in place for the 8th pick…If CLE goes even 3-8, Detroit would have to dig in for a 6-5 finish to lose the pick….

      Unless of course Joe D has one more sprinkling of Rick Sund dust left and somehow jinxes the ping pong balls so one of the 1%ers behind him moves up and pimps the pick back to Charotte….

      • tv63 - Mar 28, 2014 at 3:26 AM

        The extra ounce you referred to is mostly 3 players that will bring it everytime even if Cavs are down 20. DIon, Delly, Varejao Brown has just figured this out late in the season.

  8. tv63 - Mar 28, 2014 at 3:17 AM

    Why the hate, Brett Pollakoff? Just be happy for the dude with a really cool buzzer beater. Is that too much to ask? Not necessary to put in the dig that it doesn’t matter in the scheme of things. WHo the hell died and made you the Almighty to judge whether it’s meaningless or not?

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