Boston Celtics defeat Detroit Pistons, 92-85

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - At the beginning of the season, the big question about the Celtics was whether their star trio of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen could play together.

After they proved they could, the next thing questioned was Boston's schedule. After they went 4-0 on a recent West Coast road trip, skeptics pondered whether the Celtics could beat Detroit, the longtime Eastern Conference power, on the road after losing to the Pistons at home?

Now, afte...

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Against the Pistons Saturday night, it was reserve Glen "Big Baby" Davis. Against the Grizzlies Friday night, it was reserve Tony Allen. And against the Rockets Wednesday night, it was reserve Scot Pollard.

Much of the credit for Boston's 29-3 start understandably has gone to stars Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen. But of late, the Celtics' bench has screamed for some attention, too, with its strong performance.

"So much attention has b...

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - How fitting it was that a rookie, a second-round draft pick, no less, was the difference-maker down the stretch last night in a game between teams stocked with veterans, and one of them oozing in playoff experience.

Glen Davis may never have another impact game like this one for the rest of the season, but he'll always have Auburn Hills.

The rook from LSU played in the fourth quarter like he was going up against Vanderbilt at the Pete Maravich A...