Cleveland ultimately dropped the game by the scored of 102-86 and has been outscored by a combined 58 points in four games.
The Cavaliers remain winless this season after falling to the Nets by 16 points. It remains to be seen whether local Laker fans will continue shelling out big bucks to attend games if the team falters this season. Drummond added 22 rebounds and Griffin, who was coming off a career-high 50-point effort earlier in the week against Philadelphia, added 10 boards.
James dominated with 28 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds in his 74th career triple-double - the first with his new team. Korver led the way with 21 for Cleveland, but Detroit had an answer for every Cavs scoring run in the second half.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are bad without LeBron James - like, 0-wins bad - but that's not such a awful thing if you're a fan looking to score a REALLY cheap ticket last minute.
CLEVELAND (103): Osman 1-8 0-0 3, Frye 2-4 0-0 5, Thompson 3-8 0-0 6, Hill 6-11 3-3 15, Hood 4-12 2-2 10, Nance Jr.
If Baynes nor backup center Daniel Theis - who was listed as questionable on Friday - can play, rookie center Robert Williams III could be in line for even more playing time after playing four minutes against the Orlando Magic in his National Basketball Association debut.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jayson Tatum scored 24 points, and Boston rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat winless Oklahoma City.
The point guard notched 34 of his 41 points after halftime in a record haul for a Trail Blazers' player against Orlando. Griffin and Drummond each tallied 26 points to lead all scorers. It's a matter of one, two, three stops, that's it, and we just haven't done it yet. He's averaging 19.0 points and 13.5 rebounds, but is shooting just 32.3 percent from the field.