The Boston Celtics handed the Detroit Pistons their second loss of the season so far in a 103-99 victory on Monday night. The Pistons, having been beaten at home against Boston in their last game, ventured to the Garden.
Kyrie Irving led the way with 31 points, which is relieving considering his 3 point game in the C's last match-up. He also added 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Kyrie sealed the game, sinking two free throws with 7 seconds left.
Marcus Morris also had a great game, putting up 15 points and 9 rebounds. Morris seems to play well against his former squad, as he picked up 18 and 8 in their last game on Saturday, October 27.
Boston survived a potential comeback from the Pistons in the fourth quarter, Blake Griffin leading the way with 24 points and 15 rebounds. With less than 10 seconds remaining in the fourth, however, Blake and Ish Smith had a miscommunication that led to a game-deciding turnover.
The C's have been hot as of late, winning their last three games in a row. The offense seems to be coming together after some early lack of cohesion. Five players scored in double digits this game, Aron Baynes being just shy with 9 points. As a team, Boston tallied 25 assists.