The Boston Celtics fell to the Detroit Pistons by a final score 108-102 on Friday night. The game was filled with a game of runs that was close for the duration that but ended in a late 4th quarter surge by the Pistons that propelled them to victory.
Boston once again was without impactful players including Kemba Walker due to rest and Marcus Smart due to injury. As a result, it was a rough shooting night for the Celtics that had them shooting 43% from the field and 39% from the arch.
The Celtics had three players in double figures. Leading the way for them was Jay,32 points 9-22 from the floor and 11 rebounds Daniel Theis with 11, and Jaylen Brown with 27. This was just not the Celtics night as they kept cutting the lead but was never able to take the lead. They looked very lethargic at the defensive end and gave up 100 points to a struggling Pistons team.
For the Pistons this was a good win for them. They never looked back and they had control the entire game. The largest lead for the Pistons sat at 13. The Pistons shot 43% from the field and 39% from the arch with five players score double figures.
Leading the way for the Pistons Saddiq Bey with 30 points 10-12 shooting and a perfect 7-7 behind the arch. Followed by Delon Wright with 22, Jerami Grant with 15, Blake Griffin with 12 and Josh Jackson with 14. This definitely a great win for the pistons and a could be a momentum swing moving forward.
- The Celtics need to move the ball better if they want to be successful moving forward
- Jeff Teague continues to be a disappointing signing
- Celtics desperately need wing help
- Celtics shot the ball terribly
- They desperately miss Marcus Smart
The Celtics look to get back to winning ways on Sunday afternoon as they face the Washington Wizards at the Garden.