The Celtics (37-21) put an end to the Detroit Pistons' (26-30) mini four-game win streak last night, beating them 118-110 for their second win in as many nights.
Kyrie Irving did not play for the second straight game as he's still day-to-day (knee); Terry Rozier and Robert Williams were also unavailable with illnesses.
Six different Celtics combined to score 98 of the team's 118 points, all scoring in double figures. Jayson Tatum's 19 points were a team-high, while Al Horford's near triple-double paced Boston's charge. Horford recorded 17 points, a team-high 14 rebounds, and eight assists, which tied Gordon Hayward for the team-lead. For Horford, it was his seventh double-double this season.
Semi Ojeleye played 19 minutes, his most since December 10 when he played 22; Ojeleye's nine points were also the most for him since December 21 when he scored 10.
Ojeleye also came up with the dunk of the night:
For the Pistons, Blake Griffin's 32 points and 37 minutes were both game-highs, while Andre Drummond's 21 points and 17 rebounds marked his ninth straight double-double and 45th in 53 games this season.
The Celtics now have a nice break to rest up as their next game's not until next Thursday, a full week, as all teams are off until at least then (minus the six on today/tonight's schedule) with All-Star Weekend starting tomorrow.