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PISTONS vs. CELTICS: Regular-season recaps

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2001-02 PISTONS vs. CELTICS REGULAR SEASON RECAPS
OutcomeLocationDate
Celtics 104, Pistons 90At BostonJan. 11
Boston started the game with a 10-2 run and cruised the rest of the way, defeating Detroit by 14. The Pistons were outscored 44-26 in the paint and the Celtics held Detroit to 36.0 percent (31-86 FG) from the floor while shooting 51.9 percent (41-79) themselves. The Celtics had six players in double figures, with Erick Strickland scoring a team-high 14 points and Walter McCarty contributing a season-high 12 points in 26 minutes off the bench. The Pistons were led by Jerry Stackhouse's 21 points in 28 minutes and Ben Wallace's 11 rebounds in 31 minutes.
Pistons 94, Celtics 91At DetroitJan. 19
Trailing 84-67, Detroit went on a 23-5 run to take a 90-89 lead with 2:48 remaining in the game. Boston's Kenny Anderson stole an inbound pass from Ben Wallace and hit a lay-up to regain the lead (90-91) with 17.6 seconds left. Following a Detroit timeout, Chucky Atkins received a pass from Cliff Robinson and nailed an 18-foot game-winning shot to go ahead 92-91. Stackhouse hit two-of-three free throws in the closing seconds to secure the win. The Pistons posted a season-high 12 blocks as Ben Wallace swatted six shots to go along with his 10 points, 13 rebounds and two steals. Jerry Stackhouse chipped in with 28 points, but the key for Detroit was the Pistons' reserves outscoring Boston's reserves 33-12. Boston received big performances from two of its starters, however, as Paul Pierce recorded 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists while Kenny Anderson added 19 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and four steals.
Celtics 117, Pistons 92At BostonMarch 8
Chucky Atkins hit two straight three-pointers to put Detroit ahead 54-53 to start the third, but the Celtics outscored the Pistons 64-44 in the second half to win the game. The Celtics had a 48-34 advantage in the paint, 17-12 in second chance points and 14-4 edge in fastbreak points. Paul Pierce (31 points) and Antoine Walker (24 points) combined to score 55 points on 21-of-39 (.538) shooting. Walker also added eight assists, six rebounds and three steals for Boston and Walter McCarty scored a season-high 15 points in 23 minutes off the bench.
Pistons 109, Celtics 101At DetroitMarch 24
The Pistons returned home from a five-game West Coast trip and defeated the Celtics by nine in front of a nationally televised audience. Detroit closed out the third quarter with a 16-2 run and led 82-70 heading into the final period. Ben Wallace tied a franchise record for defensive rebounds in a quarter with nine in the third and finished with 12 for the period. Detroit had its biggest lead of the game (15) cut to six after a 9-0 Celtics run, but scored its final 11 points on free throws to preserve the victory. Jerry Stackhouse posted 30 points, eight rebounds and eight assists while Ben Wallace recorded an NBA season high and career-high-tying 28 rebounds with six blocks in 44 minutes. The Celtics were led by Antoine Walker's 28 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
Tagged: Celtics, Pistons, Grizzlies, Antoine Walker, Paul Pierce, Jerry Stackhouse, Ben Wallace

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