Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/12
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Greg Monroe couldn't take another fourth-quarter collapse. The Detroit Pistons had blown double-digit, second-half leads in their first three home games but weren't about to let another one slip away. Led by Monroe's 20 points and 13 rebounds, they took command in the third quarter and cruised to a 103-83 victory over the Boston Celtics at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday. "It opened our eyes," Monroe said of the previous collapses. "Those are games we should have won. We could have controlled that." Jason Maxiell contributed 15 points for the Pistons, who had six double-figure scorers and won for just the second time this season. Kyle Singler and Rodney Stuckey had 14 apiece as the Pistons shot 54.2 percent and outrebounded Boston, 39-30. Detroit's defense held the Celtics to 31.6 percent shooting in the second and third quarters, and Boston had six more turnovers (18) than assists. "We had really good defensive energy bridging those quarters an...
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