*The Celtics have attempted fewer free throws than their opponent in their last 10 games, which is tied for the longest streak for any team this season (Raptors: 10 games from December 3 to 19, 2012).
–This Celtics’ 10-game streak is the franchise’s longest since 1999 (14 games).
*The Celtics have made more field goals than their opponent in their last 8 games, which is tied for the longest current streak in the NBA (Clippers). It is also tied for the 3rd-longest streak for any team this season.
–This Celtics’ 8-game streak is the franchise’s longest since 2010 (14 games).
*When the Celtics last faced the Detroit Pistons (November 18, 2012), the Celtics had their season-low assist total (12).
–The Celtics’ 15 assists on Friday against the Bulls were their 3rd-fewest in a game this season. They had just 11 assists in regulation, which would have been the team’s season-low (via Jessica Camerato).
*The Pistons are 8-0 this season when holding opponents to fewer than 88 points.
–When they give up at least 88 points in 2012-13, they are 6-25.
–When they give up at least 102 points, they are 0-14.
*The Pistons have played the 3rd-easiest schedule in 2012-13 and only have 14 wins.
*After losing on Friday, the Celtics are now on a 2-game home losing streak, tying their longest this season.
–The Celtics’ last home losing streak of more than 2 games: January 6 to 16, 2012 (4 games).
*Recent Meetings: Celtics vs. Pistons
–Since 2007-08, Boston is 11-7 in those meetings.
–The Celtics’ 2 worst scoring outputs against the Pistons since 2007-08 have come in their last 2 meetings (both losses – Celtics had 81 points on February 19, 2012 and 83 points on November 18, 2012)
–Celtics History: All-Time Steals–
1. Larry Bird 1,556
2. Paul Pierce 1,555 (Pierce needs 2 to move into 1st place)
3. Rajon Rondo 906
–All-Time NBA Points Scored–
20. Charles Barkley 23,757
21. Ray Allen 23,355
22. Paul Pierce 23,342 (Pierce needs 14 to move into 21st place)