Boston 109, Detroit 86

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #54 Derrick Collins, #26 Bob Delaney, #12 Violet Palmer
Attendance - 15313

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 31 26 31 21 109
Detroit 26 18 24 18 86

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 3-1 2-0 1-1 W2
Detroit 0-4 0-2 0-2 L4

Recap

Rajon Rondo dished out 17 assists to set an NBA record and Kevin Garnett scored 22 points as the Boston Celtics took down the host Detroit Pistons, 109-86, on Tuesday.

Paul Pierce added 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting and Ray Allen chipped in 16 for the Celtics, who shot 52 percent (42-of-81) from the floor and 18-of-18 from the line.

Rondo has 67 assists through the first four games of the season, breaking the NBA record of 65 shared by Magic Johnson and John Stockton.

Boston grabbed control from the start, jumping out to a 16-5 lead after the first five minutes and never trailing thereafter. Garnett had 10 of the Celtics’ 31 points in the opening quarter and Allen had seven in the second to provide a 57-44 lead at the break.

Boston pushed the lead to 70-50 on two free throws by Pierce with 7:13 left in the third period and did not allow Detroit to get it within single digits the rest of the way.

Jermaine O’Neal started at center in place of the injured Shaquille O’Neal and finished with 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting in 21 minutes.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Detroit
Kevin Garnett 22 Scoring Charlie Villanueva 17
Rajon Rondo 17 Assists Ben Gordon 4
Kevin Garnett 6 Rebounds Greg Monroe 10
Glen Davis 4 Free Throws Made Rodney Stuckey 3
Rajon Rondo 4 Steals Jason Maxiell 1
Semih Erden 2 Blocks Charlie Villanueva 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 109 51.9 7-21 18-18 33 36 7 9 8
Detroit 86 44.9 2-9 14-20 13 38 2 2 17

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Pistons have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Celtics have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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