Lillard and fellow guard McCollum combined to score 22 of Portland's final 26 points to seal the win. But after handing out seven assists in the opener, Hill has just five total over his next three outings.
They now draw the deep, talented Boston Celtics for a home-and-home set.
Things get no easier for the Cavaliers, who host IN at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Celtics looked sharp in the first quarter, which concluded with the visitors holding a 30-21 lead. Technicals-Cleveland coach Cavaliers (Defensive three second), Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, Detroit coach Pistons (Defensive three second). Three of the victories were against the Nets, Bulls and Cavaliers.
"As competitors we want to win, but I thought there was some good out there tonight", Korver said. "We haven't really been as good as we should be at this point with just executing". At one point, Horford hit three 3-pointers in 41 seconds. "We've also gotten wins and we'll take them". But his 13 points couldn't keep the PIstons close as Boston shot 50 percent overall before intermission and 56.3 percent from long range.
Griffin's play hasn't been lost on Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, who finds himself extremely impressed by Griffin's transformation. Boston shot 14 for 34 (41.2 percent) from deep.
The Cavaliers were 3 of 18 on 3-point attempts Wednesday and have made 28 of 87 from behind the arc for the season. "We're just too tense, '" Jayson Tatum told NBA.com and other media outlets. The 11-year veteran said the Cavaliers didn't show any fight in the second half during their latest loss.
Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 24 points and 11 rebounds.
Celtics: Aron Baynes, who played two seasons in Detroit, missed his third straight game with a right hamstring strain. Kevin Love has been brutal to start, and there's not much behind him on the roster. He's a competitive guy, he's a fun guy. He'll be able to give both forwards a fit with his drives to the rim, even if he's not blowing past players how he used to.