Three takeaways from the Boston Celtics 114-93 thumping of the Detroit Pistons Friday night behind the young dynamic duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
What a night at TD Garden as the Boston Celtics soared past the Detroit Pistons 114-93 in front of a crowd hungry for some Tacko time and holiday cheer.
While the Pistons were also undermanned as Blake Griffin sat out the game, the Celtics would’ve still won this game running away even if Detroit was fully healthy.
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The home team just proved to be the quicker team, the deeper team and a more complete team than the Pistons. That showed with the play of both Tatum and Brown, but also the quiet night offensively of Kemba Walker.
While the outstanding point guard wasn’t scoring, he was setting his teammates up with 11 assists. The Celtics also got some great rebounding from Enes Kanter (18 rebounds) and Daniel Theis (6 rebounds) who combined for 24 total rebounds in the game.
Overall, it was a total team effort on both ends of the court that really had the game sealed late in the third quarter as Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum were able to sit for the fourth quarter.
Speaking of that fourth quarter, Boston Celtics fans who chanted “Tacko” midway through the third got a Christmas gift when Tacko Fall got into the game. The 7-foot-6 big man gave the crowd some excitement with a nice block shot and a couple baskets offensively. He finished the game with 5 points and 2 rebounds in five minutes played.
Not taking away from the Tacko Fall moment, here are three takeaways from the team’s victory over the Pistons.