When, where: Tonight, 7, at TD Banknorth Garden.
TV, radio: CSN, ESPN, WEEI (850).
Records: Detroit is 17-7 (first in the Central Division); Boston is 20-2 (first in the Atlantic Division).
Scoring: Chauncey Billups 17.8, Richard Hamilton 17.4, Tayshaun Prince 14.4.
Rebounding: Antonio McDyess 7.8, Rasheed Wallace 6.9, Jason Maxiell 6.4.
Assists: Billups 7.5, Hamilton 4.5, Ronald Murray 3.4.
Head to head: This is the first of three meetings. Last season, Detroit swept the series, 3-0.
Miscellany: Wallace, who has five technical fouls this season, has had one in each of the last three games . . . The Pistons have won nine of their last 11 games and have won eight times this season by 15 points or more.