Back-to-back games against the preseason favorite in the Eastern Conference should tell the unbeaten Detroit Pistons how good they really are. The Pacers took one on the chin on Monday night in Minnesota but bounced back to blow out the Spurs on Wednesday in San Antonio.
Not as far as the winless Cleveland Cavaliers, however.
So what should the Wine and Gold do going forward?
Victor Oladipo had a season for the ages past year. Larry Nance will start in his place if he can not play. "It's still early in the season, and we have a lot of games to go".
Hill scored six points early on drives to the basket in the first six minutes of the game to lead Cleveland. He's averaging 19.0 points and 13.5 rebounds, but is shooting just 32.3 percent from the field.
They now draw the deep, talented Boston Celtics for a home-and-home set.
Victor Oladipo is only half the problem for the Cavaliers' backcourt on Saturday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers, on the other hand, have handed the reins to point guard Colin Sexton.
Collison tormented the Cavaliers during the regular season a year ago - averaging 18.0 points, shooting 68 percent from the floor, including 75 percent from long-range.
The Pistons scored the first six points of the game before the Cavaliers scored the next 11.
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Russell Westbrook had 13 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, though only landed five for 20.
The Cavaliers group of big men isn't glamourous.
Larry Nance Jr. does a little bit of everything on the floor and showed that versatility on both ends in Thursday's loss. Reggie Jackson added 16 points for the Pistons.
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.
Andre Drummond powered for 26 points and 22 rebounds for Detroit to remain unbeaten with a 110-103 National Basketball Association victory over the winless Cleveland Cavaliers.
The post-LeBron era is off to a rigid start as the team is now 0-4 and fans have nothing to actually cheer for anymore.
Kyle Korver led the Cleveland attack with 21 points off the bench and Jordan Clarkson added 18.
And then there's the Young Bull, Collin Sexton, who's been as advertised - fearless with the ball and a potentially dynamic scorer. Stephenson finished with 12 points.