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NBA Game Summary - Detroit at Boston



(Sunday, March 9th)

Final Score: Boston 118, Detroit 111

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Green made five of Boston's 10 3- pointers and finished with 27 points as the Boston Celtics eased past the Detroit Pistons 118-111 on Sunday.

Kelly Olynyk scored 18 points in as many minutes off the bench, while Rajon Rondo handed out 18 assists to go with 11 points for Boston, which closed out a successful homestand with back-to-back wins.

Kris Humphries also posted a double-double with 20 points and 11 boards, and Jared Sullinger totaled 14 and eight in a reserve role.

"I thought the ball movement was great tonight, I think we had a verity of guys tonight making shots and that always helps," said Celtics forward Brandon Bass.

The Pistons turned it over 16 times and dropped their third straight game despite double-doubles from Andre Drummond, Josh Smith and Greg Monroe. Drummond pulled down 22 rebounds and scored 18 points, Smith led all scorers with 28 points to go with 11 boards and Monroe netted 22 with 14 rebounds.

"We gave them too many easy baskets," Pistons head coach John Loyer said.

The Celtics scored the final six points of the first quarter to take a 26-22 lead, and they led the rest of the way.

Green's 3-pointer midway through the second extended the margin to 43-30, and Boston's 57-49 halftime lead was stretched to as many as 17 in the third after Green connected on consecutive 3-pointers and Jerryd Bayless added another from long range during a quick 9-0 run.

Detroit's Will Bynum opened the fourth quarter scoring with a three-point play that pulled the Pistons within 95-87, but an 8-0 Celtics run a little later made it a double-digit game again.

The lead was trimmed to four inside the final minute, but Boston made enough free throws to close out the win.

Game Notes

Boston, which went 3-2 on its homestand, visits the Pacers on Tuesday ... Detroit, losers of nine in a row on the road, hosts Sacramento on Tuesday ... The Pistons had won the previous two meetings ... Detroit won the rebounding battle 54-39 ... The Celtics scored 22 points off turnovers.

03/09 23:15:02 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
CAR 1
MIN 1
 
4th
CHA 83
TOR 75
 
Final
STL 5
HOU 2
 
Final
BOS 3
MIA 5
 
Final
TAM 2
MIN 1
 
Final
PHI 1
NYY 4
 
Final
ATL 8
WAS 9
 
Final
TOR 5
BAL 4
 
Final
NYM 5
DET 4
Final
SDP 5
CWS 0
 
Final
CHC 2
CIN 5
 
Final
CLE 9
KAN 11
 
Final
MIL 1
LOS 10
 
Final
TEX 3
SFG 12
 
Final
LOS 7
SEA 4
 
Final
ANA 3
COL 0
 
Final
ARI 2
OAK 7
 
6th
NYY 0
PIT 3
 
4th
IND 73
CHI 68
 
4th
WAS 90
MIA 77
 
4th
ORL 99
SAC 95
 
4th
CHA 83
TOR 75
 
4th
PHI 58
UTA 66
 
Half
ATL 53
CLE 43
 
2nd
NOP 45
BOS 46
 
2nd
HOU 46
DET 42
 
2nd
MEM 41
LAL 39
 
2nd
BRK 31
PHO 33
 
1st
SAN 26
DEN 22
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
DAL
Final
MVSU 75
ARKPB 94
 
Final
CSOU 60
LONG 68
 
Final
WICHS 56
SILL 45
Final
RAD 66
WINT 67
 
Final
ILLST 71
EVAN 67
Final
HIGH 71
GWEBB 72
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 76
 
Final
ELON 74
TOWS 69
 
2nd
KSU 70
AKR 67
 
2nd
BUF 64
BGU 62
 
2nd
DART 70
BRO 69
 
2nd
WMICH 67
CMICH 57
 
2nd
PENN 50
CLMB 42
 
Final
PRIN 66
CORN 53
 
2nd
OU 59
ILLCH 62
 
Final
OHIO 95
UMO 65
 
2nd
BST 46
NILL 48
 
2nd
EMICH 80
TOL 55
 
2nd
NIOWA 71
BRAD 44
 
2nd
MURST 49
MORE 42
 
Half
HARV 19
YALE 22
 
1st
DREX 7
COC 5
 
1st
CITA 11
FUR 21
 
1st
CCAR 0
UNCA 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
USF
PAC
9:00pm Tonight
BAY
TTU
9:30pm Tonight
EKENT
BEL
9:30pm Tonight
CLST
DET
9:35pm Tonight
INDST
LOYC
11:30pm Tonight
SCU
LMU
2nd Intermission
NJD 1
CLB 3
 
3rd
CAR 1
MIN 1
 
2nd
OTT 1
BUF 2
 
2nd
DET 2
CAL 3
 
1st
CHI 0
EDM 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
PIT