2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
28-30, 4th in Central

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics' net rating Friday with Marcus Smart on the court: plus-30.1, which includes a team-best defensive rating of 84.4. Smart, returning to action after missing the last 11 games with a hand laceration, helped Boston's reserves score a season-high 65 bench points.

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Celtics snap three-game losing streak (1:20)
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Rim denies Griffin (0:17)
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Smith drills 3-point heave at buzzer (0:16)
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Tatum gets into lane for and-1 bucket (0:24)
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Irving walks into deep 3-pointer (0:16)
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Tatum perfect in the first (0:28)
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A speedy Irving goes coast-to-coast (0:17)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Pistons look refreshed so far coming out of the All-Star break. Solid ball movement and energy defensively. Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson each have six points. Andre Drummond already has a pair of nice blocks.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Marcus Smart did not practice Thursday due to a minor hip bruise suffered during his return to practice activities Wednesday. Smart, who missed Boston's final 11 games before the All-Star break due to a lacerated hand, is still expected to return to game action Friday night in Detroit, according to coach Brad Stevens.

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Pistons PG Jackson cleared for light running

Pistons guard Reggie Jackson has been cleared to begin light running and shooting, but a timeframe for his return to practice and game action is still unclear nearly two months after spraining his right ankle.

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Timberwolves honor Flip Saunders with banner

Family members and former Timberwolves players joined the current squad to honor Flip Saunders, the team's former coach and executive who died in 2015 of Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Balanced Pistons end losing skid (1:10)
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Ennis curls into lane for massive jam (0:15)
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Drummond slams off Griffin's feed (0:27)
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Johnson cuts through Hawks' D for layup (0:23)
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Griffin beats the halftime buzzer with 3 (0:18)
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Griffin gets dinged in the head (0:27)
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Bullock finishes fast break with layup (0:20)
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Front offices on deadline, tanking, media dining

Andrew Han, Bobby Marks, Chris Forsberg and Nick Friedell discuss the logistics of making multiple trades at the deadline (2:35), tanking teams (14:00) and media dining (27:45). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Han answer listener questions (36:15).

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Davis, Pelicans best Griffin, Pistons (0:56)

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.324th
Rebounds Per Game42.919th
Assists Per Game22.715th
Points Allowed103.68th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-182830.483
2016-173745.451
2015-164438.537
2014-153250.390
2013-142953.354