Welcome to the Palace at Auburn Hills

The Celtics play a very dangerous game tonight at Auburn Hills against a Pistons team that has been deplorable but playing better of late. The Celtics are on the final game of a four-game, five-night journey, so expect Doc Rivers to use the bench. With two days off until the San Antonio Spurs come to town Wednesday, expect veterans such as Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to play extensive minutes.

STARTING LINEUPS
BOSTON CELTICS (6-4)
PG Rajon Rondo
SG Jason Terry
SF Paul Pierce
PF Brandon Bass
C Kevin Garnett

STARTING LINEUPS
DETROIT PISTONS (1-9)

PG Brandon Knight
SG Kyle Singler
SF Tayshaun Prince
PF Jason Maxiell
C Greg Monroe

Pregame notes:

  • Former Piston Darko Milicic is not available because of a personal matter. It is uncertain when he will return to the team.
  • Rajon Rondo will play and considers himself healthy enough after missing Thursday’s game against Brooklyn with a sprained right ankle. He returned to record 20 assists on Saturday.
  • The Celtics have lost their previous two meetings in Detroit.
  • OFFICIALS:Scott Foster, Mark Ayotte, Gary Zielinski

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