The Celtics had this game in hand pretty early on. The Pistons made a couple late runs in the fourth quarter, but it was all for naught as the Celtics got revenge on a team that beat them a week and a half ago by sealing a 99-93 win. Boston essentially let the Detroit bigs do what they want and locked down everyone else and it paid off in spades.
For Boston, Avery Bradley had 18 points and four rebounds, Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and nine assists, Amir Johnson had 12 points and eight rebounds, Jared Sullinger nearly had a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds and Bae, I mean Jae Crowder had 11 points and seven rebounds.
For Detroit, Drummond had 22 points and 22 rebounds, Marcus Morris (aka the not crazy Morris twin) had 16 points and five rebounds and Boston College's own Reggie Jackson, who has gone off this season after signing that huge contract, had 17 points on 5-15 from the floor. Oh, and Stanley Johnson, a very promising rookie who would look great in green, scored 12 points.
The Pistons have a damn good frontcourt, but Boston stuck with them on rebounds which is a great sign. Detroit had one more win on the year before tonight but Boston is now 17-13 and Detroit falls to 17-14. The craziness in the East continues as Boston jumps into a playoff spot and Detroit somehow lands on the cusp.
The Celtics next take on a Knicks team that is better than most predicted Sunday.
@ericblaisdell Eric Blaisdell 12/26/2015 10:00:00 PM Tweet Edit