STRIKE POINT SPORTS
5-Unit Play. Take #509 Detroit (+3.5)
(7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6)
The Pistons look like a dangerous team with Brandon Jennings getting healthy. If Jennings can continue to improve and provide quality minutes this Detroit team is going to win a lot of games. They are long and athletic on the wings and they have the ability to control the paint as Andre Drummond is a rebounding machine. Boston will have trouble with Detroit’s athleticism, and their ability to both push the tempo and play in the half court. With Jennings Detroit has a bolstered second group as each unit has an impressive point guard to lead the charge. The Celtics have been up and down as of late beating these same Pistons and an improving Knicks team, but losing to the Lakers and the Nets. That type of inconsistent play will cost them tonight against a Pistons team that is picking up steam.