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Celtics down Pistons, clinch playoff spot

10:29 PM, Apr 3, 2013   |    comments
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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Jeff Green poured in a game-high 34 points and notched a critical 3-pointer, and the Boston Celtics held on to secure a playoff spot with a 98-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at TD Garden.

Green hit 13-of-19 shots from the floor, including 3-of-4 from 3-point range, for the Celtics, who ended a two-game skid and thanks to an 88-83 loss by Philadelphia, are guaranteed to be in the postseason for the sixth straight season.

Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass each contributed 17 points for Boston, with the latter registering a team-high seven rebounds as well. Avery Bradley and Jason Terry each got into the mix as well, scoring 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Detroit was paced by Greg Monroe, who dropped in 24 points while ripping down 17 rebounds, nine of which came on the offensive glass. Rodney Stuckey added 22 points and Jonas Jerebko tallied 19 for the Pistons, who have lost four of their last five games.

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