AUBURN HILLS, MI – Nate Robinson scored 14 points in 16 minutes, Rajon Rondo added 15 points and 11 assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons 105-100 on Tuesday night.
The Celtics were playing for the first time since a humiliating home loss to the NBA-worst New Jersey Nets on Saturday. They got 18 points from Ray Allen.
Jonas Jerebko scored 16 points for Detroit, which lost its fourth straight.
Rasheed Wallace missed a short jumper that could have given the Celtics a 10-point lead early in the third quarter, and his former team quickly rallied to pull within three.