Backup center and former Piston Aron Baynes has missed the last two games with a hamstring strain and is questionable to play Saturday.
Cleveland (0-6) is off to its worst start since losing its first seven games in the 1995-96 season. Reggie Jackson added 16 points for the Pistons.
Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman had three points on 1-of-8 shooting to go with six fouls in the loss to the Pistons.
Drummond has been an elite rebounder with 17.8 points per game (ranks first in the league) and has been particularly impactful on the offensive glass (6.0 offensive rebounds per game). The Pistons were up 12 heading into the fourth.
In Orlando, Damian Lillard's second-half scoring spree helped propel Portland to a 128-114 victory.
Nikola Jokic scored 24 points for the Nuggets, who were off to their best start since the 2009-10 season. According to the Bleacher Report, Cavalier fans are averaging higher attendance at home games (19,432) than the Lakers are with LeBron on their squad (18,997). Magic guards D.J. Augustin and Jerian Grant chased him around the perimeter and into the lane, but never could catch him. Darren Collison scored on a layup and a jumper, Oladipo hit a 12-footer and Domanta Sabonis scored in the lane.
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Virat Kohli's 38th ODI century was not enough for India to pull through as West Indies notched a 43-run win in Pune and leveled the five-match series 1-1.
The Celtics (3-2) have struggled offensively, but finally found a rhythm during the second half against Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Oklahoma City scored just one point in the final 4:14 of the game. Russell Westbrook had 13 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, but he shot 5 for 20. The Thunder and Cleveland Cavaliers are the only winless teams in the National Basketball Association.
The first half had 11 lead changes and the teams were tied at 45 going to halftime before the Nets took over. Boston shot just 32 percent in the first half and missed all 11 of its 3-point attempts.
The Pistons shot a awful 18 percent (7-of-37) from 3-point range, while the C's shined from beyond the arc at a 41 percent clip. Morris made a layup late in the quarter to give the Celtics a 74-73 lead at the end of the period.
Indiana, coming off a 20-point victory in San Antonio on Wednesday, went ahead for good midway through the second quarter.