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Celtics Down Detroit 86-82 - Match Report

Boston got 22 points from Paul Pierce en route to an 86-82 victory over Detroit on Wednesday at TD Garden.

Boston won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 12-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 191.5.

Boston got 12 points from Shaquille O'Neal and another 11 points from Kevin Garnett. Rajon Rondo contributed 8 assists, while Shaquille O'Neal cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

The Pistons got a 15-point performance from Rodney Stuckey, who was supported by 13 points from Greg Monroe. Tracy McGrady had 7 assists in a losing cause for Detroit, while Greg Monroe grabbed 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Detroit were victorious, as the score was 45-42 at the break.

Boston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 47-34.

Boston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Jazz. The Pistons will aim to get back on the winning track at New Jersey.