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The Celtics took on the Pistons in this one, who despite being a league-worst 6-19 going into the game, always manage to play very well against good teams. That trend continued tonight, as Detroit’s physical play was able to lead them to a 108-102 win over Boston. The C’s weren’t able to keep up on either end, and the amazing ball movement they displayed against Toronto just didn’t show up. That along with some spectacular three-point shooting for the Pistons was enough to add up to a Celtics loss.
Point guard Kemba Walker was out for this game. He’ll be sitting out on the second day of back-to-backs all season long as he continues to nurse his knee injury. He joined Robert Williams, Marcus Smart, and Romeo Langford, who remained listed as out from the game against Toronto. As for Detroit, they were without Killian Hayes, Jahlil Okafor, Mason Plumlee, and Sekou Doumbouya in this one.
The Celtics got out to a hot start. They were staying aggressive and driving to the rim, while also hitting the open shooters on the perimeter. However, a switch flipped in the second quarter where the Celtics stopped moving the ball and…