Boston Celtics: 3 keys to victory tonight vs. Detroit Pistons

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The Boston Celtics look to thrust themselves to a 3-2 record tonight against the recently reeling and heavily depleted Detroit Pistons.

Though it may be a new year, tonight still finds itself apart of the same old NBA season, as the Boston Celtics come into Detroit with a 3-2 record.

Fresh off an impressive blowout victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, the Cs look to keep this momentum going against the heavily depleted and ever so defeated Pistons, who find themselves with an abysmal 0-4 record.

Though perhaps not the most challenging of foes, Boston will still have to gameplan as usual if they wish to come away from tonight with a ‘W.’

For this to happen, they will likely want to hone in on these 3 specific keys:

Boston Celtics key No. 1) Jeff Teague in the starting lineup

We’ve been preaching this for some time now: while Kemba Walker remains out of the lineup due to injury, the Boston Celtics should start Jeff Teague in his place.

Finally, Brad Stevens made the decision to do so and, in turn, the Cs went on to secure their first blowout win of the season.

Though perhaps not the most efficient scoring output — four points on 33 percent shooting from the floor — it was the other aspects of his game such as facilitating (four assists), aggressiveness on the boards (five rebounds), tenacity on defense (four steals), and willingness to push the ball on fast breaks that notched him the third-highest box +/- on the team (+22) as well as an easy win for Boston.

With the success and stellar flow that the Celtics found while Teague was running the point, we’d hope to see such a lineup tonight against Detroit.

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