Pistons rout Celtics 103-88 after London trip

Pistons rout Celtics 103-88 after London trip
January 20, 2013, 10:14 pm
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AUBURN HILLS, MI - JANUARY 20: Will Bynum #12 of the Detroit Pistons shoots against the Boston Celtics on January 20, 2013 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Rookie Andre Drummond had 16 points and seven rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons returned from Europe with a 103-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.

The Pistons lost to the New York Knicks in London on Thursday, but they didn't look particularly weary in their first game back. Detroit blew an 18-point second-quarter lead but pulled away again in the second half. Boston never led.

Drummond went 5 of 6 from the field, repeatedly slipping free for dunks. He also made 6 of 8 free throws after entering the game shooting 39 percent from the line.

Kevin Garnett scored 16 points for Boston, and Rajon Rondo had eight points, 15 assists, nine rebounds and nine turnovers.