Kyrie Irving went on fire especially in the third quarter where he swished three three-pointers and exploded with 11 points during their 23-7 run and mounted a huge lead which protected them from the late rally orchestrated by the visiting Detroit Pistons, 108-150.
The 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year led all players in scoring with his 31 points and continue the mastery of the Celtics over the Pistons this season.
Detroit’s low-post pillars had double-double performance but wasn’t enough to stop their two-game losing skid against Boston.
Andre Drummond got 17 points and 12 rebounds while Blake Griffin scored 24 points along with his 15 rebounds.
In the early going of the third quarter, Detroit was still leading 60-58 then there’s the Celtics surge where Boston scored 10 straight points.
Jaylen Brown was one of the problems of Detroit when their opponent made the run. Brown got four points during that stretch.
Pistons forward Reggie Bullock kept his team within striking distance after he convert his free-throw with only 4:21 remaining in the final quarter. Yet, the Celtics found its offense flowing as Kyrie, Jaylen and Marcus Morris took the counter attack.
With the victory, Boston climbs up in the standings and currently sitting at the third spot of the Eastern Conference.