Recap: Celtics control the Pistons en route to a comfortable 114-93 victory
Jaylen Brown smiling during his 26-point effort
The Boston Celtics completed a ho-hum victory against the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. They controlled the game for a wire-to-wire 114-93 victory.
This was the Celts sixth victory in their last seven contests against the Pistons, so it was no surprise they once again took it to this particular foe despite the Celtics injuries. The Pistons were missing three starters of their own as well, including Blake Griffin.
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum continued their All-Star level play by putting in 26 points a piece. They carried the load for the Celtics, as Kemba Walker had an uncharacteristic two points in the victory. He took just six shots, but contributed with 11 assists.
The bench was really good for the Celtics in the game as Grant Williams poured in a career high 18 points. Enes Kanter was a rebounding machine as he pulled down 18 boards. Romeo Langford scored his first NBA bucket in this game and ended with six points in 18 minutes. And yes, we got Tacko Time in the blowout. Tacko Fall scored five points in the last five minutes of the game.
For the Pistons, Thon Maker led the team with 15 points while chipping in seven boards off the bench. Their All Star, Andre Drummond, wasn't great but chipped in with 12 points, 11 boards, four dimes and an impressive six steals.