Celtics hand Pistons fourth-straight loss

Nate Robinson scored 14 points in 16 minutes, Rajon Rondo added 15 points and 11 assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons 105-100 on Tuesday night. The Celtics, playing for the first time since a humiliating home loss to the NBA-worst New Jersey Nets on Saturday, got 18 points from Ray Allen. Jonas Jerebko scored 16 points for Detroit, which lost its fourth straight. Rasheed Wallace missed a short jumper that could have given the Celtics a 10-point lead early in the third quarter, and his former team quickly rallied to pull within three. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)