Detroit Pistons defeat Boston Celtics, 105-95

Rip Hamilton is hardly one to complain, but the Pistons' record with him coming off the bench - a dismal 4-12, including eight straight losses headed into Friday's contest at Orlando - needed little added hyperbole.

And since Hamilton was re-inserted into the starting backcourt before that Orlando game, following a back injury to Allen Iverson, there has been considerably more bounce in his step.

Witness the Pistons' 93-85 win over the Magic and yesterday's 105-95 de...