Boston Celtics defeat Detroit Pistons, 98-80

Among the Celtics' goals is to rout the opposition, allowing the starters to take a fourth-quarter break.

But few could have expected them to accomplish that against the Detroit Pistons.

The Eastern Conference finals seemed a distant memory last night, the Celtics (11-2) taking a 98-80 win over the Pistons, their greatest margin of victory since last season.

After having Kevin Garnett sit out an entire game (he was suspended for the 110-101 win over New York Tuesday)...