James chose to leave the Cavaliers last summer to join the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Cavaliers struggled again in the third quarter as Drummond and Jackson combined to score 15 straight points for the Pistons. Blake Griffin also had 26 points while grabbing 10 boards for Detroit.
"We have to make shots", coach Tyronn Lue said.
All 11 Cavs players who stepped on the floor scored in the first 15 minutes for Cleveland, who is looking for their first win of the season.
Ross kept the Magic within striking distance with 12 points on 5-for-7 shooting. "We haven't really been as good as we should be at this point with just executing".
Kevin Love (Out - Foot Soreness): The Cavs have listed Love as OUT for Thursday's game (Oct. 25) against the Pistons.
The Nets maintained a lead over 20 points for most of the fourth quarter, causing many in the crowd at Quicken Loans to head for the exits.
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The duo added 246 runs for the second wicket and sucked away all the belief and momentum away from Windies. Beyond the individual numbers, the 246-run stand with Sharma is a new record for India in an ODI chase.
Cleveland trailed just 97-91 after a Jordan Clarkson 3-pointer with 9:17 remaining before the Pacers countered with an eight-point flurry, with Darren Collison providing two of the four baskets. Cleveland may boast a positive attendance record of 19,432 tickets sold through two games, but that doesn't reflect how many seats were actually filled at the onset of the contest.
Sabonis made another layup and Oladipo's 3-pointer with 3:58 left pushed the lead to 113-98.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jayson Tatum scored 24 points, and Boston rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat winless Oklahoma City.
Nikola Jokic scored 24 points for the Nuggets, who were off to their best start since the 2009-10 season.
Paul George scored 22 points for Oklahoma City, but shot just 7 of 22.
James dominated with 28 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds in his 74th career triple-double - the first with his new team. Oladipo and Bogdanovic hit 3-pointers, and Collison knocked down a jumper from the corner and scored in the lane, to lead 81-66.