Tonight’s game is the 412th meeting between the two teams
The Boston Celtics (10-7, 2nd Atlantic Division) and the Detroit Pistons (9-10, 5th Central Division) Franchise are no strangers and the competition between theses two storied franchises dates back to 1957 and the Celtics lead the series 257-154.
But this Celtics squad is not the team it is on the road and, after dropping their last two home games, will look to get their home game squared away tonight. Book makers are putting the onus on the Pistons and have the Celtics as eight point favorites. The last time the two teams met on November 19th the Celtics walked away with a two point 94-92 win.
The Celtics will have Center Al Horford back in the lineup tonight after missing nine games due to concussion and family time due to his wife being pregnant. Horford received some flak about missing time because of family.
“Everybody has their opinion. I respect anything that anybody has to say. I care a lot about the group and our guys. Like I was explaining earlier, for my family’s sake it was important for me to be there for them. Just with our transition and everything. So that’s that. Now I can put that behind me and get focused again on (Wednesday’s game).”
Tickets for tonight’s game are still available so be sure to grab a friend and get to the game and help cheer on your Boston Celtics.
The Boston Celtics are anxiously awaiting the early rematch against the Chicago Bulls tonight after taking a six point loss last Thursday evening. The Celtics will have an opportunity for revenge upon the Bulls as they host Chicago tonight in the confines of TD Garden.
Last week, the Celtic’s had to endure the debut of Dwayne Wade as a Chicago Bull. Wade would finish the game with 22 points combined with Jimmy Butler’s 24 points led the Bulls over the Celtics.
”We lost the game in a fashion we didn’t want to lose,” Jae Crowder, who had 14 points, said. ”I feel like we got punked all night.”
Al Horford is not expected to play tonight as he is going through NBA concussion protocol after taking a hit to the head on Monday during practice.
The Celtics will have the opportunity for their revenge tonight. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Boston Celtics
Horford makes difference on both sides of the ball.
The acquisition of Center Al Horford by the Boston Celtics this offseason was huge not only money wise but offensively and defensively as well. Horford, who played his previous nine seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, has made quite a name on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball over the years.
“He’s an efficient player and he makes the open shot. He’s a really good passer, a really good passer out of the pick-and-roll,” said former Atlanta Assistant and current Nets coach Kenny Atkinson.
“And then he’s going to make them better defensively, which is a little scary because of his pick-and-roll defense, and how he protects the rim. So he just — all-around, he’s going to help them get better.”
The Celtics open the regular season at the Garden against the New Jersey Nets on October 26th. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Boston Celtics.