Despite a slow start, the Detroit Pistons were able to do something they really haven’t done in a while. Yeah their 103-83 rout of the Boston Celtics was their first home win of the season, but unlike past performances where they’ve taken a lead into the fourth quarter, Detroit was actually able to hold on and finish the game.
Greg Monroe led the way for Detroit with 20 points and 13 rebounds while Jason Maxiell added 15 points with Kyle Singler and Rodney Stuckey each scoring 14.
Detroit wasn’t the only team starting slow.
Each team had a combined 10 turnovers, five of which came via Brandon Knight in the first three quarters. And again despite just shooting 7 for 19 from the field the Pistons only trailed 25-23 at the end of the first quarter.
From the their the Pistons started to pick it up going 11 for 16 in the second quarter eventually taking a 48-43 lead into halftime.
After the half the Pistons were able to put together two complete quarters holding the Celtics 5 of 16 shooting in the third while taking a 71-57 lead into the fourth quarter.
In the end the Pistons out rebounded the Celtics 39-30 earning just their second win in 11 games.
h/t: Mlive.com, AP