Davis Leads Celtics to Win Over Pistons

Strong second half helps Boston take marquee matchup
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Jan 5, 2008 10:59 PM CST
Detroit Pistons center Primoz Brezec, of Slovenia, ends up with his head under the front row seats after trying to chase down a loose ball in the second half of the Piston's 92-85 loss to the Boston Celtics...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Boston's Big Three had an off night tonight, but Glen Davis made sure it didn't matter. Davis scored 20 points against a tough Detroit defense to lead the Celtics to a 92-85 win over the host Pistons, the AP reports. The two best teams in the NBA's Eastern Conference were both riding eight-game win streaks.

Boston star Kevin Garnett picked up his third foul midway through the first period and had to sit out . By the time he came back in the second period, Detroit had gone on a 17-0 run to take a 20-10 lead. Davis, however, got  hot in the third period and Boston went on a 10-2 run to take the lead for good.