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The Boston Celtics make their second trip to take on the Detroit Pistons Sunday evening. If you recall, the Pistons blitzed the Celtics earlier this season 103-83. It actually wasn’t even that close, which is pretty disturbing. The Celtics were dominated the entire game and it seemed like they could care less about the game. It was a disappointing performance because the loss was at a team that they should beat eight times out of ten. But that is the beauty of the NBA; anybody can be beaten on any given night. If you do not bring your A game, you will get beat, it’s that simple.
Do the Celtics have it in them to win won on the road tonight? They should be more prepared, also coupled with the fact that they have been playing much better recently. When they visited Detroit for the first match-up between the two teams, it was the beginning of a stretch where they played less than inspiring basketball for a few weeks. Even though the Celtics are currently on a two game losing streak, they were previously on a seven game winning streak, prompting fans who were hoping for GM Danny Ainge to blow the team up, to reconsider their previous statements.
The Celtics have to do a good job at containing Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight. Monroe is a tough match-up for most teams as he moves so well for a big guy. He can take opponents off the dribble and also moves very well without the ball. He is also an excellent passer for a big man and can dominate when he is on his game.
The Celtics make their last visit to Detroit tonight this season and the previous loss against the Pistons surely still has to be on their mind.