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The Pistons and Celtics face off for the first time in months. Despite the Pistons' losing record, they've played the Celtics tough in recent years.
Celtics vs. Pistons Game Info
- Game Day: Monday, February 6, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Location: Detroit, Michigan
- Stadium: Little Caesars Arena
- TV Channel: NBA League Pass
- Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free)
The Celtics are the first-ranked team in the East, and the Pistons are towards the bottom of the standings. This game will show the difference in talent and skill between the two teams and clearly indicate how far the Pistons need to go to compete with the best.
Pistons vs. Celtics – By the Numbers
- The Celtics are 1st in the East with a record of 13-5.
- The Pistons are 12th in the East with a record of 5-11.
- Jayson Tatum is leading the league in scoring with 31 points per game.
- The Pistons have lost their last two matchups against the Celtics this season.
Boston Celtics (37-16): Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Robert Williams III
Detroit Pistons (14-40): Jaden Ivey, Alec Burks, Bojan Bogdanovic, Isaiah Stewart, Jalen Duren
Key Players to Watch
The Pistons will rely on several key players to lead them to victory against the Celtics. One of the key players for the Pistons is point guard Jaden Ivey, who has been having a solid season so far. With his quick movements and precise passes, Ivey can penetrate the Celtics' defense and create opportunities for his teammates.
On the other hand, the Celtics will rely on their star forward, Jayson Tatum, to lead them to victory. Tatum has been one of the top players in the league this season, averaging 26.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. With his exceptional athleticism and shooting ability, Tatum is a threat to the Pistons' defense.
The Bottom Line
The Pistons are facing an uphill battle against the first-ranked Celtics. The Celtics have two of the league's best players in, Jalen Brown and Jayson Tatum who the Pistons have no one to match up with. The rest of the Celtics' roster is filled with high-end role players who play their roles well. The Pistons may have a decent frontcourt, but the rest of the team must step up to contain Brown and Tatum. With the Celtics missing Marcus Smart, this could be the Pistons' chance to pull off an upset, but it will be a tough battle.
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