The Boston Celtics returned home after a long Western Conference road trip and beat the surging Toronto Raptors on Thursday night. The C's will go for back-to-back wins Friday night when they host the Detroit Pistons at TD Garden.
The Pistons are one of the league's worst teams on paper with a 6-19 record at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. However, they've beaten some really good teams this season, including the Lakers, Nets and a win over the Celtics in Detroit back on New Year's Day. Boston and Detroit have split the first two meetings this season.
The Celtics will be a little shorthanded in this game. Veteran point guard Kemba Walker (knee) and third-year center Robert Williams (hip) have been ruled out. Marcus Smart (calf) and Romeo Langford (wrist) remain unavailable, too. The Pistons will be without point guard Derrick Rose, who was traded to the New York Knicks earlier this week. Detroit rookie guard Killian Hayes (hip) also won't play.
Will the Celtics take care of business against an inferior opponent, or will the Pistons earn just their second road win in 13 matchups away from Detroit?
Here's when and how to watch Celtics vs. Pistons:
When: Friday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET
TV channel: NBC Sports Boston
Be sure to tune into NBC Sports Boston at 7 p.m. for "Celtics Pregame Live" presented by TD Bank. We will have complete coverage after the final buzzer with "Celtics Postgame Live" presented by Your New England Ford Dealers. You can watch both shows on the MyTeams App or by clicking here.