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Pistons vs. Celtics Recap: Detroit Wins, 87-77, with Clutch Defense Late

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Pistons vs. Celtics Recap: Detroit Wins, 87-77, with Clutch Defense Late
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The short version? The Pistons won, 87-77, improving to 2-1 on the season. Hooray! The long(er) version? The Pistons dominated early, leading by as many 15 points. But sloppy play in the second allowed the Celtics to crawl back into the game -- and briefly take back the lead. The Pistons locked down defensively down the stretch, though, picking up two blocks and two steals in the final 65 seconds while scoring the final eight points of the game.

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