It seems like each week I write these previews I talk about the previous game in which the Pistons almost won to put an end to their win streak, but a couple of mistakes down the stretch ultimately cost them. I am saying the same thing after Tuesday’s close loss to the Hawks in which the Pistons were up by 1 with under 2 minutes left.
The Hawks made more plays and came out on top, dropping the Pistons to 0-2 in In-Season Tournament play and continuing their losing skid. Normally, this game against Cleveland could be penciled in as a guaranteed loss, but the Cavs haven’t gotten off to the best start this season as their 5-6 record shows.
There is also a chance the Cavs could be without Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland, as both players are Game Time Decisions. If there ever were a chance to beat the Cavs on the road, this game could be it.
Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, OH
When: Friday, November 17 at 7:30 pm EST
Watch: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds: Pistons (+9)
I am going to operate under the assumption that Mitchell and Garland will play, because there really isn’t much to talk about if they are not playing. Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland are very good offensively, but leave a lot to be desired defensively.
Their lack of defense is covered up by the very good defensive frontline of Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen. It was a formula that worked for the Cavs last season en route to the 4 seed and a 51-31 record.
The weak spot in the Cavs lineup was their Small Forward position that they either had to work around a player that could defend, but didn’t get a ton of respect as a shooter, in Isaac Okoro, or a player that could score offensively and not defend in Caris Levert. Now, they start Max Strus, who they signed in the offseason to a lucrative contract from the Miami Heat. Strus brings a combination of solid defense and shooting that the Cavs are hoping vaults them even higher up the standings in the Eastern Conference.
It hasn’t happened so far, but it is still early. The Cavs sit at 5-6 and 10th in the Eastern Conference. The Pistons are the perfect matchup for teams to get things on track, as they can’t get out of their own way.
The Pistons are inching closer to getting healthy, but are still a couple weeks out of a fully healthy roster. The Cavs should be a good matchup for Cade Cunningham to get things back on track, as long as he stays out of the paint. The last couple weeks have been a struggle for Cade as his shot has fallen apart combined with the still-present turnover issues.
I think part of the issue is being wore out from so many minutes and not a ton of days off early in the season, so hopefully this 2 day gap between games can help him. He has a size advantage over both Donavan Mitchell and Darius Garland, so hopefully he can take advantage of it.
Monty Williams finally started to hint that there could be some necessary lineup changes coming to get more spacing for Cade to operate. However, I think that was more in reference to some of the veterans getting healthy in the next few days as opposed to a starting lineup change happening now. I guess we will see, but I lean towards thinking that the lineup will remain the same tonight.
If Garland and Mitchell play, this will be a tough game to win, if the don’t, the Pistons should have a good shot at ending this losing streak.
Cleveland Cavaliers (5-6): Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Max Strus, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen
Detroit Pistons (2-10): Cade Cunningham, Killian Hayes, Ausar Thompson, Isaiah Stewart, Jalen Duren
Question of the Day
What is your ideal starting lineup when the team is fully healthy?
Breaking: Brown Announces First Step in Expanding Amtrak in Ohio | U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration has selected four key routes in Ohio as priorities for Amtrak expansion. On the four routes selected, the State of Ohio, Amtrak, and metropolitan planning organizations will now begin corridor development efforts, which include the preparation of a service development plan. As part of the expansion efforts, the Federal Railroad Administration will provide $500,000 to each announced corridor for planning under the Corridor Identification program.
The investments are made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that Brown helped write and pass.
“Today’s announcement is a great first step toward expanding Amtrak in Ohio,” said Brown. “Good Amtrak service shouldn’t be a privilege only for people on the coasts. These new routes would expand opportunity, help grow businesses and create jobs, and connect communities in Ohio and across the Midwest. I fought for the investment to make Amtrak expansion in Ohio possible – and I will keep fighting to make sure that Ohio receives these critical infrastructure projects.”
The corridors that will receive the funding for planning include:
- Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati, the 3C+D corridor
- Chicago-Fort Wayne-Columbus-Pittsburgh, the Midwest Connect corridor via Lima, Kenton, Marysville, Columbus, Newark, Coshocton, Newcomerstown, Uhrichsville, and Steubenville in Ohio
- Daily Cardinal Service, increasing service frequency from three days per week to daily on Amtrak’s current service to Cincinnati between New York City, Washington, DC and Chicago, IL via the States of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois.
In addition to the investment for planning, the Ohio corridors will receive priority in future funding competitions. The selected Ohio corridors will identify necessary capital construction projects to initiate or expand passenger rails service in the corridor’s service development plan, and those projects will receive priority funding in FRA’s Fed-State Partnership – National (FSP-N) Program. $2.4 billion is available per year for fiscal years 2022 through 2026 for the FSP-N program under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the Ohio corridors can apply for assistance from additional federal programs.
Two of the selected corridors, 3C+D and Cleveland-Toledo-Detroit, were sponsored by the Ohio Rail Development Commission with the endorsement of Governor DeWine. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) helped sponsor the Midwest Connect corridor, and Amtrak sponsored the Daily Cardinal Service application.
Brown has long fought to expand transportation options in Ohio. Brown helped write and pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” which secured tens of billions in investments for Ohio’s transit. Brown also fought to include his Bridge Investment Act in the IIJA, which secured $1.385 billion to construct a companion bridge to the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati.
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Michigan City, Ind.—DwyerOmega, a manufacturer and global provider of sensors and instrumentation solutions, today announced the acquisition of Automation Components Inc. (ACI), further extending DwyerOmega’s sensor and instrumentation expertise in the building automation and environmental markets, the company says. DwyerOmega is a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management.
Founded in 1991 and based in Middleton, Wis., ACI is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of sensors and instruments for the building automation, data center and indoor air quality markets. ACI has a product portfolio with more than 20,000 part numbers across temperature, humidity, pressure, current and gas sensors, as well as interface devices, power meters and numerous other products. Leveraging in-house design and engineering capabilities and its ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility to deliver industry-leading lead times, ACI is a premier partner to many top companies in its target markets, says DwyerOmega.
“We’d like to thank ACI founder Troy Schwenn for entrusting DwyerOmega to support the company through its next phase of growth,” says Chuck Dubois, CEO of DwyerOmega. “ACI is a tremendous addition to DwyerOmega, bringing a highly respected brand with a broad, highly configurable product portfolio and a team renowned for deep product and application expertise. Combining DwyerOmega and ACI’s complementary product portfolio promises substantial value for our customers and partners.”
Ohio town ranked No. 1 U.S. housing market of 2024, Realtor.com says
When you think of the most desirable housing markets in the United States, you might consider Miami, San Diego, Austin, or somewhere similar.
But how about Toledo, Ohio?
Toledo is the number one U.S. real estate market of 2024, according to a report from Realtor.com. The Glass City took the top spot in Realtor.com’s 2024 top 10 housing market rankings, ranking ahead of five cities in California, two in Massachusetts, one in New York and one in Michigan.
The rankings compared the 100 largest metropolitan areas across the U.S. by three metrics: Median home listing price in November, forecasted 2024 home sales price change, and forecasted 2023 home sales change percentage.
Toledo boasts a median home list price of $200,000, which is well below the U.S. median home price of $420,000 in November, according to Realtor.com. In addition, Toledo homes have a forecasted 2024 sales price change of 8.3%, and a forecasted 2024 home sales change of 14%.
In its report, Realtor.com also notes that Toledo has seen an “an influx of new buyers in search of affordable homes,” with a number of buyers renovating homes before renting out those properties, despite some recent pullback as higher interest rates have led to to fewer mortgage applications.
“It’s less prone to the wild swings we’ve seen in other markets,” Realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale said about Toledo. “The highs weren’t as high and the lows weren’t as low—so that’s one of the reasons they’re going to start to recover first.”
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The top 10 U.S. housing markets of 2024, according to Realtor.com, are:
1. Toledo, OH
2. Oxnard, CA
3. Rochester, NY
4. San Diego, CA
5. Riverside, CA
6. Bakersfield, CA
7. Springfield, MA
8. Worcester, MA
9. Grand Rapids, MI
10. Los Angeles, CA
Realtor.com’s full report on the top 10 U.S. housing markets of 2024 can be found online.
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