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NBA scores: Inconsistent performances from Boston this past weekend

The Boston Celtics struggled with consistency this weekend.


The Boston Celtics managed to split their back-to-back games this weekend, which improved the team's overall record to 6-5. The team currently trails the New York Knicks for first place in the Atlantic Division by 2.5 games and sits in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

After falling to the Brooklyn Nets by a final score of 102-97 on Thursday night, the Celtics managed to rebound with a lopsided victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night, winning 107-89. Guard Rajon Rondo finished the game with 20 assists in 32:12 of playing time and shot 3-of-4 from the field. Jason Terry registered a team-high 20 points, while Paul Pierce added 19 points and Kevin Garnett contributed 15.

However, the team failed to carry over that performance to Sunday when they played the lowly Detroit Pistons. The Pistons entered the game with only one win on the season and had allowed 100 or more points in six of their 10 games to that point.

Boston only managed to put up 83 points while allowing the Pistons to score 103.

The Celtics will return to action on Wednesday night when they host the San Antonio Spurs.