The Cleveland Cavaliers move within a game of a first-round sweep with a victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
The top-seeded Cavs put away the up-and-coming Pistons in the third quarter, outscoring them to protect home-court advantage.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 21 and Marcus Morris 20 for the Pistons, making their first playoff appearance since 2009.
Jodie Meeks scored 20 to lead the Pistons to an overtime win against the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
The Pistons’ loss sealed their spot as the eighth-seeded team, setting up a matchup with top-seeded Cleveland.
Reggie Jackson had 39 points and nine assists, giving the Detroit Pistons a victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday.
Reggie Jackson scored 24 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 18 to help lead the Detroit Pistons to a win.
Reggie Jackson and Tobias Harris each scored 21 for Detroit, which remained two games ahead of Chicago for the No. 8 spot in the East.
Harris added 21 and the Detroit Pistons overcame Jimmy Butler’s first career triple-double to beat the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.
Jose Barea scored 29 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 19 as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
Marcus Morris scored 24 points, and Detroit took advantage of Kevin Durant’s absence in a victory over Oklahoma City.
Drummond had 18 points and 14 rebounds and the Detroit Pistons overwhelmed Charlotte with a win over the Hornets on Friday night.
Andre Drummond had 30 points and 14 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons never trailed in their victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.
Andre Drummond’s tip-in with 2 seconds remaining lifted the Detroit Pistons to a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Baynes scored 17 of his 21 in the fourth quarter to lift the Detroit Pistons to a victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.