After the Pistons (15-25) lost last Thursday against the New York Knicks, in London, returned to their country of “The Palace of Auburn Hills”, in Detroit, for the victory of the hand of Drummond, who imposed its presence on the inside game and outscored the Celtics’ big men.
Point guard Brandon Knight, the starting center Greg Monroe and reserve Will Bynum also contributed 15 points each, while the reserve power forward Charlie Villanueva left with six points. Villanueva played eight minutes and scored April 2 field goals (2 of 3 triples) and had five rebounds, which helped the Pistons at home to get the fourth consecutive victory in the clashes that have kept the Celtics.
The veteran power forward Kevin Garnett and reserve guard Courtney Lee scored 16 points apiece to lead the attack of the Celtics (20-20), who returned in the attack game to keep only 40 (33-83) by percent success in field goals and 27 (4-15) of triples.
The reserve power forward Jeff Green had 15 points, while point guard Rajon Rondo led the Celtics game to hand out 15 assists and nine rebounds, but scored just eight points after missing 12 of 16 shots. The reserve guard Leandro Barbosa played seven minutes with the Celtics and contributed by scoring four goals March 2 field goals and grabbed two rebounds. EFE