Boston Celtics defeat Memphis Grizzlies, 100-96

With an Eastern Conference showdown on tap for tonight, it seemed hard for the Celtics to stay focused on a lesser opponent last night.

The Celtics improved to an NBA-best 28-3 with a 100-96 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at TD Banknorth Garden. Boston enters tonight's road game against Detroit (26-7) riding eight straight wins. The last loss? To the Pistons Dec. 19.

"Well, it was a win," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "Probably our worst focus of the year, for w...