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Posted by Baxter Holmes, Globe Staff  November 3, 2013 02:53 PM

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Celtics look to snap a two-game losing streak and win their first game of the regular-season Sunday night here against the Detroit Pistons.

The C's are coming off a horrible loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, who came back from a 22-point third quarter deficit to stun the Celtics in their home opener at TD Garden.

The Pistons, who are coming off a 111-108 overtime loss in Memphis, have won four straight games against the Celtics at the Palace at Auburn Hills.

Detroit guard Brandon Jennings is expected to make his regular-season and Pistons debut after sitting out because of an impacted wisdom tooth and a fractured jaw.

STARTING LINEUPS
BOSTON CELTICS (0-2)

PG Avery Bradley
SG Jeff Green
SF Gerald Wallace
PF Brandon Bass
C Vitor Faverani

Inactives: Rajon Rondo

DETROIT PISTONS (1-1)
PG Will Bynum
SG Chauncey Billiups
SF Josh Smith
PF Greg Monroe
C Andre Drummond

Inactives: Charlie Villanueva

Officials: Ken Mauer, Dick Bavetta, Sean Corbin

TV, radio: 6 p.m., Comcast SportsNet, (WZLX 100.7 FM).

Pregame notes:

• The already-undersized Celtics face a tall task against the uber-athletic frontline of the 6-foot-9 Smith, the 6-11 Monroe and the 6-11 Drummond.

• The Celtics are one of four winless teams in the NBA. The other three: Denver (0-2), Utah (0-3) and Washington (0-2).

• This game marks the first of five in seven nights in five different cities for the Celtics. From here, they play Monday against the Grizzlies in Memphis, Wednesday against the Utah Jazz at TD Garden, Friday against the Magic in Orlando, and Saturday against the Heat in Miami.

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