Through 3 Quarters
Down four at the end of last quarter, the Detroit Pistons have now snagged the lead. It's anybody's game after three quarters, but Detroit is ahead of the Boston Celtics 84-83.
The Pistons have been led by small forward Saddiq Bey, who so far has 15 points and four assists in addition to eight rebounds. Shooting guard Jaylen Brown has led the way so far for Boston, as he has 29 points and four assists.
This is the first time Detroit has been ahead going into the fourth quarter in the past eight games.
Detroit @ Boston
Current Records: Detroit 12-45; Boston 34-25
What to Know
The Boston Celtics are getting right back to it as they host the Detroit Pistons at 7:30 p.m. ET Feb. 16 at TD Garden. Boston should still be riding high after a victory, while Detroit will be looking to get back in the win column.
You can't lose the contest if you win every quarter, and that was precisely the Celtics' strategy against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. Boston steamrolled past Philadelphia 135-87 on the road. With Boston ahead 69-42 at the half, the matchup was all but over already. Their small forward Jayson Tatum did his thing and dropped a double-double on 28 points and 12 boards along with six dimes.
Meanwhile, it was all tied up 50-50 at halftime, but the Pistons were not quite the Washington Wizards' equal in the second half when they met on Monday. Detroit came up short against the Wizards, falling 103-94. Shooting guard Cade Cunningham wasn't much of a difference maker for Detroit; Cunningham played for 27 minutes with 5-for-16 shooting.
The Celtics are the favorite in this one, with an expected 12.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a two-game streak of ATS wins.
Boston's win brought them up to 34-25 while Detroit's loss pulled them down to 12-45. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Boston have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.80%, which places them first in the league. Less enviably, the Pistons have only been able to knock down 42% percent of their shots, which is the second lowest field goal percentage in the league. So the cards are definitely stacked against Detroit.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
- TV: Bally Sports - Detroit
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $10.00
The Celtics are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 12.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Boston have won 13 out of their last 21 games against Detroit.
- Feb 04, 2022 - Boston 102 vs. Detroit 93
- Feb 12, 2021 - Detroit 108 vs. Boston 102
- Jan 03, 2021 - Boston 122 vs. Detroit 120
- Jan 01, 2021 - Detroit 96 vs. Boston 93
- Jan 15, 2020 - Detroit 116 vs. Boston 103
- Dec 20, 2019 - Boston 114 vs. Detroit 93
- Feb 13, 2019 - Boston 118 vs. Detroit 110
- Dec 15, 2018 - Detroit 113 vs. Boston 104
- Oct 30, 2018 - Boston 108 vs. Detroit 105
- Oct 27, 2018 - Boston 109 vs. Detroit 89
- Feb 23, 2018 - Boston 110 vs. Detroit 98
- Dec 10, 2017 - Boston 91 vs. Detroit 81
- Nov 27, 2017 - Detroit 118 vs. Boston 108
- Feb 26, 2017 - Boston 104 vs. Detroit 98
- Jan 30, 2017 - Boston 113 vs. Detroit 109
- Nov 30, 2016 - Detroit 121 vs. Boston 114
- Nov 19, 2016 - Boston 94 vs. Detroit 92
- Feb 03, 2016 - Boston 102 vs. Detroit 95
- Jan 06, 2016 - Detroit 99 vs. Boston 94
- Dec 26, 2015 - Boston 99 vs. Detroit 93
- Dec 16, 2015 - Detroit 119 vs. Boston 116
Injury Report for Boston
- Marcus Smart: Out (Ankle)
- Robert Williams III: Out (Calf)
Injury Report for Detroit
- Jamorko Pickett: Game-Time Decision (Toe)
- Frank Jackson: Out (Back)
- Isaiah Livers: Out (Foot)