The Detroit Pistons were beaten at home for the first time this season by the Boston Celtics 94-92.
What a difference a day makes. Just 24 little hours. Yesterday the Boston Celtics lost to the Golden State Warriors. Today they took on this season’s mission impossible, beating the Detroit Pistons at home and they won. The block by Al Horford on Aron Baynes on the last play sealed the win.
Yesterday the Celtics were without Jae Crowder and big name signing Horford. Today these two players combined for 27 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, three steals and four blocks.
Horford was also incredible, scoring his 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, going at 58.3 percent for the night.
Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley were also instrumental in the Celtics win. Thomas was dangerous with his 24 points. He did not have the best shooting night going 7-of-22 for 31.8 percent. His eight assists were able to keep the Pistons defense guessing.
Bradley also shot well. He scored 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting allowed him to go at 60 percent.
This high percentage shooting from the Celtics allowed them to win by two.
For the Pistons, Tobias Harris was stunning. He only scored 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting but it was the authority that he scored that tells me that he will be a 25 points per game scorer before his career ends.
Marcus Morris was intense. I actually rate him higher than his brother, Markieff Morris, who is the supposedly better twin. He scored 24 points on 10 of 16 shooting, good for 62.5 percent. He had five rebounds and two assists. One of those was a beautiful alley oop to Andre Drummond late in the game to keep the Pistons in the contest.
Drummond collected a double double with 20 points and 17 rebounds. going 9-of-16 which is 56.2 percent from the field. Unfortunately, he went 2-of-6 from the free throw line.
Baynes, the only Australian on the court had a shocking offensive night. Baynes went 0-of-4 from the field. Baynes collected six rebounds, one offensive and a steal.
On the season, Baynes is averaging 5.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.5 blocks per game.