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 replaced the awful taste of losing to the Orlando Magic with a 97-89 victory over the New York Knicks. Led by Isaiah Thomas’ 20 points and eight assists, the Knicks were able to hold off three Knicks in double figures; Carmelo Anthony with 16 points and 14 boards, Robin Lopez with 17 points and 13 boards and Aaron Affalao who led the Knicks with 18 points.
“Eventually,” said reserve Evan Turner, “we started wearing them down playing great defense, and we got stops and turned them into buckets.”
The Celtics are back home tonight for a game against Stan Van Gundy and his Detroit Pistons who broke a two game losing streak against the Brooklyn Nets Monday Night.
“You don’t feel a sense of urgency to put out maximum effort,” Van Gundy told the team’s official website. “That’s where we’ve been, content to just stay in games and then if we get behind we’ll go really hard. We’re looking for chances to rest instead of playing a 48-minute game and we’re just going to have to fight through that.”
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available for tonight’s game so get yours today and help cheer on your Boston Celtics!
After a 33 point 4th quarter drubbing at the hands of the defending NBA Champions Spurs on their home court, the Boston Celtics traveled to Atlanta hoping to turn the tide. Instead, they were swallowed by another 4th quarter tidal wave.
The Celtics (4-11) came out hot, scoring 42 points in the first quarter and held a 66-50 lead at the break and were shooting a hot 61%. Then the Hawks went on a 20-5 run to open the third quarter. The Celtics managed only 19 points in that quarter.
“I think we’re getting to the point where we’re tired of losing the same way,” veteran Gerald Wallace said. “It seems like we play good for stretches in games. We’re trying to find the answers to those lagging moments in games that we have. That was the main thing we are more concerned about. We’re dropping our heads when teams get going.”
The Celtics are back home facing a team much more aligned with the Celtics, the 3-15 Detroit Pistons. Plenty of affordable tickets and great seats are still available so be sure to get yours now!