Based on Boston.com:
The Celtics narrowly averted a extremely embarrassing loss on Thursday with a 128-122 extra time victory over the Pistons…
Sooner or later the Pistons will win a recreation. In the event that they do, the staff they beat may have the ignominy of being the staff to interrupt the longest dropping streak in NBA historical past.
Final 12 months’s perpetually irritating Celtics would have been a chief candidate to be that staff, and for twenty-four minutes earlier than the sport began, this 12 months’s Celtics seemed a bit like final 12 months’s group that routinely discovered probably the most annoying methods to to lose. They turned the ball over constantly, they obtained Cade Cunningham into a pleasant groove, and after placing up spectacular scoring totals on their West Coast street journey, they managed simply 20 factors within the second quarter and 47 at halftime. The Pistons took a 19-point lead into the break.
The Celtics could not have performed a lot worse, and so they’re a significantly better basketball staff than the Pistons, so a rally was considerably inevitable. It took them simply six minutes to get again into the sport, and so they traded the lead with the Pistons within the fourth quarter. Issues appeared settled once they jumped to a lead of six with just below two minutes left, however Jaden Ivey pulled the Pistons again into the tie and the sport went into extra time.
Nevertheless, in extra time, the expertise hole lastly swallowed the Pistons and the Celtics pulled away.