Game Preview: Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics

Essentials

Date: March 2, 2010

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Television: Fox Sports Detroit

Records

Detroit: 21-38

Boston: 36-21

Probable starters

Detroit:

PG SG SF PF C
Rodney
Stuckey
Richard
Hamilton
Tayshaun
Prince
Jonas
Jerebko
Ben
Wallace

Boston:

PG SG SF PF C
Rajon
Rondo
Ray
Allen
Paul
Pierce
Kevin
Garnett
Rasheed
Wallace

Las Vegas projection

Spread: Detroit +4.5

Over/under: 189

Score: Boston wins, 97-92

Statistical projection

Detroit offensive rating: 103.7 (26th)

Detroit defensive rating: 108.6 (20th)

Detroit pace: 88.7 (29th)

Boston offensive rating: 106.8 (15th)

Boston defensive rating: 102.2 (2nd)

Boston pace: 91.7 (21st)

Score: Boston wins, 97-93

Outlook

  • If Rajon Rondo has 10 assists today, he’ll set a Celtics record with eight straight games with double-digit assists. So maybe the Pistons could stop that streak. It’s more likely than snapping their three-game losing streak.
  • Check out Celtics Hub’s preview.
  • Join me in Daily Dime Live tonight. It’s awesome.