NBA - Boston Celtics v Detroit Pistons

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2022/23 National Basketball Association (NBA) season

Regular Season

Boston Celtics v Detroit Pistons

TD Garden
Boston, USA
Thursday, 16 February 2023
Boston Celtics will take on the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) match on February 16.
This will be the 390th meeting between the two teams in regular-season games since the 1948/49 season which was the Pistons' first campaign in the NBA. 
The Celtics have the upper hand in this rivalry having recorded 249 wins compared to the Pistons' 140 victories from 389 matches. 
Last Meeting 
Led by Jayson Tatum's 34 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, the Celtics defeated the Pistons, 111-99 at the Little Caesars Arena on 7 February 2023. 
Derrick White (23 points, seven rebounds, seven assists) and Robert Williams III (15 points, 15 rebounds) added a combined 38 points for the Celtics in the victory.
What Is At Stake 
The Celtics are edging closer to securing a spot in the playoffs and they are still placed at the top of the Eastern Conference standings having recorded 41 victories and 16 defeats.
While the Grizzlies are among the contenders for the Western Conference title and as they are placed second on the standings having registered 32 wins and 21 defeats. 
Key Players
White was named NBA Player of the Week for 6–12 February 2023 and the talented shooting guard will be looking to propel the Celtics to a win over the Pistons.
While the Pistons will look to promising point guard Killian Hayes, who tallied 17 points and nine assists for his side against the Celtics on February 7. 
"I want to help Killian Hayes go to the Olympics," Pistons head coach Dwane Casey said about French starlet Hayes. 
"He can be the leader of the France team because he has the talent. Killian arrived very young in the NBA, and he has progressed so much in the last three years.
"I feel like he is evolving to be a great NBA point guard. And he is not a polished product. He will continue to grow. We are proud to have him in Detroit and help him in his development process."

NBA fixtures - 16 and 17 February 

Thursday, February 16

00:00 - Charlotte Hornets v San Antonio Spurs
00:00 - Indiana Pacers v Chicago Bulls
00:30 - Atlanta Hawks v New York Knicks
00:30 - Boston Celtics v Detroit Pistons
00:30 - Brooklyn Nets v Miami Heat
00:30 - Philadelphia 76ers v Cleveland Cavaliers
01:00 - Memphis Grizzlies v Utah Jazz
01:00 - Oklahoma City Thunder v Houston Rockets
02:00 - Denver Nuggets v Dallas Mavericks
03:00 - Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Pelicans

Friday, February 17

00:30 - Chicago Bulls v Milwaukee Bucks
01:00 - Minnesota Timberwolves v Washington Wizards
03:00 - Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Clippers

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Published: 02/17/2023