LeBron James scored 27 points, J.R. Smith made seven of Cleveland's NBA playoff record-tying 20 three-point shots, and the host Cavaliers opened a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series with a 107-90 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Kyrie Irving added 22 points for Cleveland, which made 20 of 38 three-pointers and tied the postseason record shared by Golden State (2015), Dallas (2011) and Seattle (1996).
Andre Drummond scored 20 and Reggie Jackson 14 for the Pistons, who have lost 10 straight playoff games against Cleveland. Drummond missed 12 of 16 free throws.
Smith's outside shooting was a welcomed addition for the Cavaliers, who...