Detroit 103, Boston 88

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, January 20, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #77 Karl Lane, #13 Monty McCutchen, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 17575

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 18 30 23 17 88
Detroit 27 25 29 22 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 20-20 13-8 7-12 L3
Detroit 15-25 11-11 4-14 W1

Recap

Pistons 103, Celtics 88: Andre Drummond scored 16 points off the bench to lead six Pistons in double figures as host Detroit recovered after squandering a big first-half lead to send Boston to its third straight loss. 

Greg Monroe had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Brandon Knight and Will Bynum also scored 15 apiece for the Pistons, who watched an 18-point lead dissolve before regaining control. 

Kevin Garnett and Courtney Lee each scored 16 points to lead the Celtics, who slipped back to .500. Boston has lost four straight meetings with Detroit. Rajon Rondo dished out 15 assists and grabbed nine rebounds, but he also had nine turnovers and was limited to eight points on 4-for-16 shooting.

Boston started out ice cold, missing 11 of its first 13 shots. The Pistons built a 36-18 lead, but the Celtics pulled even at 48 before trailing 52-48 at halftime.

The Celtics couldn't consistently come up with stops, though, and resorted to fouling Drummond to try to stretch out the end of the third quarter. The move backfired, though, as the rookie went 6-for-8 from the line and helped the Pistons stretch the lead back to 81-71 entering the fourth. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Monroe has seven double-doubles in his past eight games and 16 this season. … The Celtics have endured three losing streaks of three or more games since mid-December. … Tayshaun Prince scored 14 points and Kyle Singler added 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Detroit. 

Top Game Performances

Boston   Detroit
Kevin Garnett 16 Scoring Andre Drummond 16
Rajon Rondo 15 Assists Will Bynum 5
Rajon Rondo 9 Rebounds Greg Monroe 11
Kevin Garnett 6 Free Throws Made Andre Drummond 6
Courtney Lee 3 Steals Kyle Singler 3
Kevin Garnett 2 Blocks Jason Maxiell 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 88 39.8 4-15 18-25 22 42 4 13 18
Detroit 103 46.2 9-19 22-31 24 50 7 9 21

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Pistons have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Cleveland . The Celtics have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.