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NBA Game Preview, Pistons Vs. Celtics (Oct. 30): Time Start, Channel, Players To Watch

The Boston Celtics will host the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night in the first matchup of a two-game home-stand, and here is what you need to know.

Celtics Host Pistons On Tuesday Night

The Celtics (4-2) are fourth in the Eastern Conference after beating the third-place Pistons (4-1) 109-89 in Detroit on Saturday. Boston also beat Oklahoma City on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Pistons — led by star power forward Blake Griffin — won their first four games of the season against Brooklyn, Chicago, Philadelphia & Cleveland before falling to the Celtics.

In Detroit on Saturday, Boston’s Daniel Theis and Marcus Morris combined for 32 points and 16 rebounds. Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward added 19 and 15 points, respectively.

Griffin, on the other hand, struggled significantly on Saturday. After exploding for an amazing 50 points against the 76ers last week, the former Los Angeles Clippers forward managed just seven points for his new team against the Celtics. Griffin went 2-of-13 from the floor and missed all four of his 3-point attempts. He also had six rebounds in 30 minutes of play.

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Boston announced Monday that Theis will be out indefinitely with a slight tear in his right foot. Theis had knee surgery last year, his rookie season, and appeared in just 63 games.

Detroit will be playing on the road for five of its next six contests.

Tuesday’s game at TD Garden will start at 7:30 p.m. EST and will air on NBC Sports Boston and Fox Sports Detroit, as well as NBA League Pass.

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