Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 9:31 PM EDT Oct 12, 2018 EAST LANSING — The Detroit Pistons have taken it slow with Blake Griffin during the exhibition season. The idea is to make sure the starting power forward is fully healthy and ready for Wednesday night’s regular-season opener against the Brooklyn Nets. He looks ready. Griffin, playing in his third preseason game, scored 29 points on 11-for-17 shooting in the Pistons’ 129-110 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. He was 3-for-4 from 3-point range and added five assists in the team’s preseason finale. • Box score The Cavs home game was played at Breslin Center, the home of Michigan State basketball. Griffin initiated offense as a point forward. He grabbed rebounds and zoomed up the floor to lead fast breaks. And in the half-court, he overpowered smaller defenders and was too quick for larger defenders. Andre Drummond added 21 points and 15 rebounds. The Pistons (2-3) were 21-for-45 from 3-point range (46.7 percent), easily their best shooting performance of the preseason. Analysis: Can Stanley Johnson shoot well enough to remain a starter? Follow Vince Ellis on Twitter @vincent_ellis56. Download our Pistons Xtra app on iTunes or Android!