After tough 24 hours, Cavs look as united as ever in OT victory

Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

DETROIT — Random dribbles from the Cavaliers’ 115-112 thriller of a win over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday.

1. On a night the Cavaliers had every reason to collapse, they banded together. And oh what a night they picked, as they were coming off about 24 hours of making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

2. Teams that have a major problem with the coach don’t rally on the road to snap a five-game losing streak. Nor do those teams celebrate like a college squad in the locker room after the game.

3. But that was the Cavs on Thursday. One night after John Beilein admittedly said what many considered the wrong thing, the Cavs looked as unified as ever.

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