The Celtics red-hot shooting offset their sloppy passing in tonight's 101-90 victory over Detroit.
How hot? 64% FG and 63% 3 FG. How sloppy? 19 turnovers.
The Celtics put this one away with a 15-2 run in the 3rd quarter. Kevin Garnett had 13 of his 23 points in the quarter.
Paul Pierce had 22 points and three triples. Rajon Rondo had 14 assists – his highest total in a month.
While the Celtics didn't finish off the Pistons with authority, the starters did not play a lot of minutes. Paul and Ray went 32 minutes, Garnett played 28.
Delonte West (10 points, 5 assists) played a strong 29 minutes. He's looking really comfortable. I also liked how Glen Davis (11 points, 6 rebounds) played. He did not force any jump shots.
CSNNE had video of Shaq leaving the arena. No crutches and no walking boot. He'll be back. I think.
"It's not a bad strain, but its a strain. (On how long Shaq will be out) I don't think very long… it's very minor and scared him more than anything," Doc Rivers on Shaq's injury.