Reggie Jackson uttered the critical words as he broke up a morning video session with his coach Stan Van Gundy.

"Aggressive and decisive."

Those words carried him to what Van Gundy called his best game as a Piston. And they were the words that carried the Pistons to a 104-99 victory Tuesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, snapping a four-game losing streak and turning The Palace into the House of Pain for the visitors.

The Pistons withstood a 30-point night by LeBron James because Jackson was decisive, aggressive, smart and was locked down at the free throw line. And by the way so was Andre Drummond (25 points and 18 rebounds), who made three of four free throws down the stretch as the Hack a Drum strategy failed.

Jackson made six consecutive free throws to hold off the Cavs who stumbled down the stretch.

During a week in which Ronda Rousey got knocked out and the Lions finally won in Green Bay, the Pistons added a bit of their own magic by watching their leader be aggressive and decisive.

Maybe the reach of Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford extends to The Palace where several Lions players, including Matthew Stafford and Golden Tate enjoyed the game and threw autographed footballs into the crowd.

"First you want to protect the house," Jackson said. "It's been a tough stretch for us these past four games. We wanted to find a way to get a win tonight. We battled all 48 minutes and found a way to get a win."

Jackson finished with 23 points, 12 assists and six rebounds after his coach scolded him earlier in the day, saying he needed to play better. Jackson still had moments where he pounded the ball too much and did not turn the corner aggressively enough on pick-and-roll plays. But once he started rolling downhill it was difficult to stop him.