// Detroit Pistons

Pistons Hold Off Celtics 105-95

With Allen Iverson in the starting lineup, the Pistons lost eight straight games. Without A.I. for the last two games due to back stiffness, the Pistons have taken down two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference on the road. Friday night, Detroit beat the Magic in Orlando 93-85, and Sunday afternoon, the Pistons […]

Ain’t No Love In Motown!

By Da Boston Clover G Special to Sports of Boston (bostoncelticstoday.blogspot.com) The stage was set Friday night: Game 3 of 4 of the season series between the Celtics and Pistons at the Palace in Auburn Hills, MI. I can’t even explain to you how much hatred the fans of Detroit have for Paul Pierce and […]

Garnett Helps Celtics to Win in Detroit

Instead of destroying yet another opponent, the Pistons gave the Celtics a close game throughout. Close, but not nearly close enough. Would you believe that the Pistons never led in the game? The Celtics survived a rough game from Ray Allen, an ejection of Kendrick Perkins, and relatively little production from the bench to win […]

Rondo Outplays Iverson in Celtics Win

Initially, Detroit’s trade for Allen Iverson seemed to just set them up for a future spending spree in the 2009 or 2010 offseasons. They probably would make the playoffs with Iverson, but couldn’t expect anything big as they have in the past with Chauncey Billups. The Celtics made a trip to Detroit soon after the […]

Will Antonio McDyess-It-Up in Boston?

I sure hope so. If Antonio McDyess joins the Celtics this season, he would have a similar impact that P.J. Brown did last season. Brown was not very effective during the regular season as he worked himself into playing shape, but when it came to playoff time, Brown was extremely effective. He hit huge shots […]

Tony Allen Leads Way in Dominant Win over Pistons

Tony Allen has come a long way from his horrific injury during the 2006-07 season. Last year, he was the eighth or ninth man off the bench and played relatively well, but played as if he was favoring his injured knee. Who wouldn’t? He had major knee surgery. Less than two years removed from the […]

Celtics One Step Ahead of Pistons

On Monday, the Pistons traded Chauncey Billups, Antonio McDyess, and Cheikh Samb to the Nuggets for star guard Allen Iverson. At first look, it appears the Pistons have pushed in all their chips and mortgaged thier immediate future for success this season. But, beneath the surface, it appears GM Joe Dumars has outsmarted us all…that […]

Nuggets Trade Iverson to Pistons for Billups and Others

The Denver Nuggets are taking a new fresh approach at trying to get out of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. They have traded Allen Iverson to the Detroit Pistons for Chauncey Billups with the hope of getting a truer point guard to pair with Carmelo Anthony. Also heading to Denver in the […]

Flip Saunders Out as Coach

Late Breaking news from Detroit as the Pistons have said Flip Saunders will not be returning as head coach next year. Just days after losing to the Celtics in six games, the Pistons – who have just one NBA title out of six straight trips to the Conference Finals – have decided to go in […]

CELTS WIN! BRING ON LA!

(For additional analysis >> see Celtics Four-Point Play: NBA Finals Edition) The Celtics got it done and after 10 long years Paul Pierce is in the NBA Finals. A huge fourth quarter for the Celts as they outscore the Pistons 29-13 and erased a 10 point second half deficit to take the win 89-81. Pierce […]

Celtics Survive Fourth Quarter Scare; Lead Series 3-2

The Celtics had a large 17-point lead towards the end of the game, but it was far from over. The Detroit Pistons are not a team that can easily be counted out when there are still several minutes of basketball to be played, and they proved that. The Pistons provided quite the scare late in […]

Celtics Return Home Tied 2-2

The Celtics won the tip and then…boom! It was 12-0 Detroit, and the lead would never change hands again. The Pistons handled the Celtics very well, beating them 94-75 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Even though the Pistons won by 19, the Celtics were close at some points of the game. They […]

Celtics Finally Win on Road, Dominate Pistons

Kevin Garnett put the Celtics up by eight points midway through the second quarter with an emphatic dunk following a P.J. Brown block on the defensive end. It may not have represented a turning point in the game, but it certainly represented an exclamation point for the series: the Celtics are not dead and will […]

Celtics Lose First Home Playoff Game

The Celtics were at the wrong end of a close game in the place where they really did not want to lose: home. The Detroit Pistons handled the Celtics well and were able to hit all kinds of shots from all angles of the court to outscore the Celtics 103-97 in Game 2 to tie […]

Celtics Four-Point Play 5-21

In this edition of the Celtics Four-Point Play, I’ll discuss Game 1 between the Celtics and Pistons, the NBA Draft Lottery, the rumored trade between the Nets and Nuggets, and the latest about Tim Donaghy. 1. The Celtics defeated the Pistons 88-79 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. I was pretty impressed by […]