The Boston Celtics got revenge over the Detroit Pistons Saturday afternoon in their 113-104 win. Detroit ended Boston’s nine-game winning streak before the All-Star break a little over a week ago.
The Celtics ended the first quarter out in front, 30-26, with Jayson Tatum already having five assists, before an evenly-contested second quarter ended with a score of 56-54, Boston.
Detroit made a third-quarter push in which they were out in front, 82-78, at the end of the quarter but a 15-2 run for the Celtics in the fourth gave Boston a 10-point lead with just five minutes remaining in the affair. That run stretched to a 21-8 run to make it 105-94 before Boston was able to drain the clock and grab the 113-104 victory.
Payton Pritchard was a major part of the fourth-quarter flames the Celtics caught, ending his day with 19 points on six assists while Jaylen Brown led in scoring with 27. Jayson Tatum added a sturdy 26 points with a team-high 11 boards, while Grant Williams finished with 13 points.
Boston will take on the Pacers tomorrow night at 5:00 p.m. EST, in the last matchup of their three-game road trip.