The Celtics played poorly throughout... They had the Pistons in the penalty with 8 minutes to go in the 2nd quarter and never attacked the basket. They kept taking retarded fouls early in possessions and didn't play too well on D. Their rebounding sucked, too.
They were carried by good offensive performances by Pierce, Garnett, and Allen, but Allen's minutes were limited by the fouls. There were some puzzling substitutions as well, Tony Allen and Big Baby Davis do nothing for me in this situation.